At the risk of sending my bounce rate stratospheric (and lord knows it’s bad enough already) I just needed to do a post on my recent resounding baking success with my latest batch of dark chocolate muffins. Also it’s nice to have a break from all things Sociological once in a while.
Ignore the saw, I was using it for something related, given the interconnectedness of all things, but not immediately related to anything chocolaty or muffiny in the less immediate mundane conceptual world.
I adapted this recipe combining the following ingredients, with approximate costs
- 200g dark chocolate, melted – .70
- 75g unsweetened cocoa powder – .80
- 325g self-raising flour- 0.30
- 100g light brown soft sugar -0.20
- 30 grams dark brown sugar – 0.10
- Two table spoons of honey – 0.15
- One table spoon marmelade -0.05
- 365ml milk – 0.15
- 100ml vegetable oil -0.10
- 1 tablespoon baking powder – 0.05
- 2 eggs -0.20
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract – 0.20
- Mixed spice (hideously out of date, but it still seams to be OK) 0.05.
Same procedure as in the link above. Bake for about 25-30 mins.
Total cost comes in at about 0.25 pence per muffin. Not that much cheaper than a box of four from Sainsburys, but significantly superior, and about six times cheaper than what you’d pay in a coffee shop. Not to mention the sheer joy of the process, I love baking (career-baking runs in my family apparently so it must be in the genes), the overwhelming sense of satisfaction, AND I got to regress to childhood and lick not one, but TWO bowls. NB – Note the fact that you don’t need muffin cases, so long as you grease the muffin tins
The lighting in the picture doesn’t do them justice, but oh man, are they good! Oh simple pleasures. I’m one happy and fatter man after these.