So during #GBBO I, like the rest of the UK, become besotted with the twee-ness, the bunting and the pastel shades. So I, like the rest of the country, further increased the supermarkets sales of flour and chocolate and hit up the internet for easy recipes. I found a recipe for banana and chocolate chip muffins, most appropriately, from Miss Mary Berry. It is really easy, rather quick and most importantly, it’s good to show off in front of your friends.
And really, that’s what baking is all about.
100g (4oz) butter, softened;
175g (6oz) caster sugar;
225g (8oz) self-raising flour;
1 teaspoon baking powder;
3 tablespoons milk;
2 very ripe bananas, mashed;
50g (2oz) chocolate chips;
50g (2oz) dark chocolate;
- Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases.
- Measure the butter, eggs, caster sugar, flour, baking powder, milk and bananas into a bowl and beat together until combined and smooth.
- Mix in the chocolate chips.
- Spoon into the paper cases and bake for about 25 minutes until well risen, golden brown and shrinking away from the cases.
- Remove the cases from the tin and set aside to cool.
- Melt the dark chocolate.
- Drizzle over the melted chocolate in a whatever pattern you want.
All in all this takes about 30-45 mins of your life and they are really tasty! If you are diabetic or on a diet or whatever, you can use sweetener instead of sugar, and 2x large bananas for every 100g of flour. Just mess around with it and see which ever works for you.