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Nigella’s chocolate chip muffins

I may have mentioned this before, but I have a bit of an issue with open pantry items. I feel the need to use them up as fast as I can, for fear of forgetting said items and letting them go past their use-by date. So this opened bag chocolate chips had been bugging me for a few weeks and I turned to trusty Google to see what Thermomix could accomplish with it. And it didn’t disappoint, finding this recipe quick-smart. I brought down the sugar a little bit and didn’t have cocoa powder, so I milled a handful of my chocolate chips instead. And finally I tend to prefer hand mixing the final mixture, so my method here is a tad different too.

Ingredients

130g raw sugar

250g milk

90g vegetable oil

1 egg

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

250g plain flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

2 tablespoons good quality cocoa powder

150g dark chocolate chips, plus a few extra for sprinkling

 

Method

  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celcius.
  • Mill the sugar for 3 secs/speed 9. Set aside.
  • Pour all the liquid ingredients into the TMX bowl and mix for 10 secs/speed 5.
  • Add all remaining ingredients and mix for 3 seconds/speed 4, then finish combining with a spatula to avoid over-mixing.

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  • Divide mixture equally in a regular muffin tray (I actually only made 9 muffins with this amount), pop in the oven and bake for around 20 minutes. Eat.

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Apple, banana, coconut and date muffins

This four-day weekend has been the BEST, I managed to try four different and NEW recipes in the Thermomix. CAPS EVERYWHERE! 

I wanted to give Arianna a treat that packed in some fruit and was relatively healthy. Plus we are going away for a couple of trips over the next two months and I wanted to clean out my pantry as much as possible. There were some frozen bananas that were shouting out to be used as well as a pack of dates, so I googled “Thermomix bananas dates” and voila, this lovely and more importantly easy recipe popped up. It uses cups as a measuring device for some of the ingredients, but I’m all about only using those brilliant TMX scales (one less thing to wash up amiright), so I guesstimated the weight of the oil, coconut and milk here. 

Ingredients

1 apple, cored and quartered and chopped in the Thermomix

2 small bananas, mashed

50g pitted dates, chopped in the Thermomix

70g desiccated coconut

80g sugar

220g self-raising flour

125g vegetable oil

200g milk

1 egg

Method

Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.

Add apple, bananas and dates to your Thermomix bowl, and mix for 5 secs/speed 5.

Add the oil, milk and egg, mixing for 15 secs/reverse/speed 4. Side note: I read somewhere that the Reverse function should not be used on speeds 3 and above. But I’ve seen quite a few recipes that ignore this rule so maybe it isn’t actually a rule to begin with. In any case the original recipe uses speed 5 in this step, I used speed 4 for peace of mind, even though that doesn’t really make sense 🙂

Add the flour, coconut and sugar, gently mixing with a spatula (over-mixing = muffin death) 

 Pop mixture into a muffin tin, and bake for 20 mins (check at 15mins)

Leave in tray for a couple of minutes and then place onto a wire rack to cool. Done! 
 

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Berry Jam Swirl Muffins

One of my girlfriends got married a couple of months ago and gave away little jars of jam as wedding favours. Now what I’m going to share wasn’t intentional, but I was totally mortified when I realised what had happened! The wedding favours were placed on a flat wine rack and guests were asked to take one as they were leaving. There were flavours of all sorts: chilli jam, strawberry, marmalade and more. I figured my other half wasn’t going to bother, so I grabbed a raspberry and candied peach to take back with me, only to realise when I got home that my other half had done exactly the same thing! I’m so sorry Jess!

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Anyway, the man had taken two strawberry jam jars (variety isn’t exactly his favourite word), and I thought I’d use one of them to make muffins today. I used my go-to muffin recipe, but once I popped the batter into the muffin pan I added a dollop of jam on top.

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I wasn’t sure if I should swirl the jam in or leave it as it was, so I decided to do a half-and-half. I ended up liking the rustic look of the ones I swirled, but the plain dollops aren’t too bad either. These are best served warm with a lick of butter, so you can freeze them then pop them in the microwave when you want a quick snack. Or, serve them fresh out of the oven. They won’t last long.

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Berry muffins version 2

(Recipe adapted from this blogpost)

I have had a crazy year so far at work and my weekends have generally been spent passed out on the couch. But hopefully I will be able to jump back on the bandwagon! I have just trimmed my jungle of a herb garden down this morning to make a marinade which I will post up soon. In the meantime, here is another berry muffin recipe, which I think trumps my first attempt..

Ingredients

50-100 grams of sugar depending on what you are adding to your muffins. Because I had berries I added about 90 grams to balance the tartness of the fruit
1 egg
50 grams butter
110 grams wholemeal flour
110 grams white flour
1 tsp baking powder
190 grams milk
fruit/spices/vanilla to suit – I had 1.5 cups of frozen berries

Method

– Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celcius and grease/line your muffin pan.
– Add sugar, egg and butter into your TMX bowl. Mix for 15 secs/speed 5.
– Add flour, baking powder and milk, and mix for a further 15-20 secs/speed 5.
– Add fruit and mix for 20 secs/reverse/speed 1.

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– Spoon the mix into your muffin pan, whack in the oven for about 20 mins, and enjoy.

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Berry Muffins

(Recipe from this blog)

Costco is a hellhole if you’re hungry and/or don’t have a strict shopping list and/or have a partner that is prone to impulse shopping. As a result of one or more of these factors *cough husband cough*, I ended up with a big bag of frozen berries that was meant to be used to make a berry sorbet in summer, and as the months flew by, was resigned to the back of the freezer.

So I googled “thermomix berries” and found this recipe. Gotta love the internet! I had made muffins before (here and here), but the fact that the lady called her version ‘Canadian’ piqued my interest!

Ingredients

120g frozen berries

1 tbsp plain flour

220g plain flour

3 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

50g butter

110g sugar (I used 80g)

1 egg

170g milk

1tsp vanilla essence

Method

  • Preheat your oven to 200 degrees celcius and grease a muffin tin. I found out at the end of this recipe that the better was enough for 9 muffins rather than 12.
  • Place a bowl on the TMX lid, and set the scales to zero. Weigh out the berries, add the tablespoon of flour and mix gently so the berries are coated. Set aside.

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  • Add the flour, baking powder, salt, butter and sugar, then pulse on Turbo a couple of times until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Add the egg, milk and vanilla. Knead 3/4 times on the dough setting. The batter will still be lumpy.

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  • Add your batter to the berries and mix gently, then pop the mix into your muffin tin.

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  • Bake for 20 – 25 minutes. Serve immediately with a generous lick of butter. Done!

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Banana Muffins

(Recipe from this blog post)

A couple of bananas with rapidly blackening skin were staring balefully at me over the weekend, plus I kept thinking about how I could use up that massive jar of golden syrup I’d ended up acquiring. So I googled ‘thermomix banana golden syrup’ and huzzah! Recipe scored. (Thank God for Google.)

I haven’t actually bought a loaf tin yet, so I ended up making muffins instead.

Ingredients

160g wholemeal flour

1 tsp baking powder (store-bought)

150g brown sugar (I reduced this to 90g and the muffins still ended up fairly sweet)

1 egg

2 tablespoons golden syrup

2 ripe bananas

40g walnuts (didn’t have this so didn’t bother)

Method

  • Preheat your oven to 160 degrees Celcius, and get your muffin pan ready (I didn’t grease my pan but it was fine).
  • Place flour, baking powder, sugar and golden syrup into Thermomix bowl and mix for 15 seconds/speed 4, stopping once to scrape down the sides of the bowl.

  • Add the bananas (and walnuts if you have them), and mix for 2 minutes/speed 6 or until the mixture is well combined and pale.

  • Pop your mixture into the muffin tin (I only had enough mixture for 8 muffins), and bake for 20-25 minutes. Dunzo.

I reckon I’ll try it with 80g of sugar and 1.5 tablespoons of golden syrup next time, but it was yummy all the same!

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