Being a pastry chef, means that trying one recipe just is not enough. This weekend I embarked on a "recipe testing" journey, and to my surprise a few of the recipes (including the dark choc chip cookie recipe) came out just divine! I usually have to do a bit of tweaking here and there to achieve the perfect consistency, or the right flavour etc. And this does mean a lot of 'flops' in the kitchen, but that's also part of the learning curve with the job. Also, it is especially hard to do this, when you're fasting (note to self).
These muffins are very simple to make, I wanted to try a cappuccino recipe but I first needed to master the basic muffin recipe. This one came out well, but I know that a bit more tweaking needs to take place before it's just perfect! They aren't as "big" as most muffins can be, and are more like a cupcake size, but still packed with a lot of flavour and chocolate of course:) Here's the recipe for you to try! Hope you like them!
P.s I'll be posting a few more muffin recipes in the future till I find, the one!
Recipe: Choc chip muffins
3 ripe bananas
125ml vegetable oil
90g caster sugar
1/2 tspn bicarbonate of soda
1 1/2 tspn baking powder
150g dark choc chips
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
* the icing frosting recipe is on my "cinnamon buns" post
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C and line a 12-bun muffin tray
Use your hands to mash the bananas if you can't be bothered to use a fork/whisk
Add oil, vanilla essence and eggs together-whisk
Put the flour, sugar, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder into a mixer, and slowly combine the egg/oil mixture. Then add the bananas. Then the choc chips.
Scoop equal amounts of the mixture into the tray.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until the top become a little bit golden.
Let it cool for a bit and then add the icing if you want.