Chocolate muffins

Chocaholics will love Paul Hollywood's recipe for home-made chocolate muffins, generously filled with chocolate chips and pieces of chocolate
By Paul Hollywood
Chocolate muffins
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  • Serves: Makes 20 muffins
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes plus 2 hrs chilling
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

main

  • 250 g butter
  • 190 g caster sugar
  • 4-5 eggs
  • 250 g strong bread flour
  • 20 g baking powder
  • 60 ml milk
  • 100 g chocolate chips
  • 150 g drinking chocolate
  • 20 squares of dark chocolate, 70% cocoa solids

Method

1. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar with a wooden spoon until white and fluffy.

2. Add in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well with each addition, and whisk together for 5 minutes.

3. Sift the flour and baking powder, add to the butter mixture and fold together until well-blended.

4. Add in the milk and the drinking chocolate and mix for 1 minute. Fold in the chocolate chips.

5. Refrigerate the mixture for 2 hours.

6. Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas 6.

7. Line muffin trays with paper cases, making 20 muffin cases in all.

8. Place a teaspoon of the muffin mixture in each case. Top each case with a square of chocolate, then add another teaspoon and a half of the muffin mixture on top.

9. Bake the muffins for 15-20 minutes until cooked through and risen. Remove and serve warm from the oven.

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