Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Chocolate muffins with strawberries

Those chocolate muffins with strawberries are delicious. Chocolate rich, sweet, fluffy cake with juicy strawberry bits. Topped with fresh strawberries dipped in chocolate. 

Ingredients for 6 big muffins:
  • 250g flour
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 125g sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 185 ml milk
  • 80 ml oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries

 Preheat the oven to 180C. Line muffin tin with paper cases.

Chop the strawberries and set aside.

Sift the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder into a big bowl. Add the sugar and stir in well. 
Fold in the strawberries and set aside.
Pour the milk and oil into separate jug add the egg and whisk well. Pour the wet ingredients into a bowl with dry ones. 

Mix all ingredients until just combined. 

Spoon the batter into muffin cases up to 3/4 full. Bake  for 20 - 25 minutes until well risen.

Transfer the muffins to the wire rack and cool them down.

Prepare the strawberries for decoration.

Strawberries in chocolate :
  • 6 medium sized strawberries
  • around 50g of chocolate
Break the chocolate into a small bowl. Place the bowl over a pot with hot water. Stir the chocolate until it melts down.
Then dip each strawberry in the chocolate and place them on piece of parchment until chocolate sets. When ready place small bit of melted chocolate on top of each muffin then place there each chocolate dip strawberry.

Enjoy !

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