Ann's Muffin Recipe Is A Favourite On The Trail

By the Wild Women On Top Team

At the end of a long walk, it's so lovely to sit with your girlfriends on a clifftop with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee and a yummy treat. At Wild Women, we're all about gourmet, home-made goodies, and Ann's easy, delicious muffin recipe is a favourite on the trail.

Ingredients (recipe makes 24 small or 12 large muffins)

  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup of milk, dark, or white choc chips (you can swap the choc chips for sultanas, blueberries, or 1 cup of grated apple)
  • 125 g butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten 

If you want some to pack some extra nutrition into these muffins, you could swap the caster sugar for coconut sugar, use wholemeal flour instead of self-raising flour, or add some chopped nuts to the mixture.

Method:

  1. Sift flour into a large bowl. Stir in sugar and chocolate bits.
  2. In a separate bowl, blend together melted butter, milk and egg.
  3. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients. Pour in wet ingredients. Lightly fold in dry ingredients – do not over mix. When mixing the dry ingredients with the liquid, the less you mix the better – about 12 strokes is usually enough. If a little flour is not incorporated, don’t worry. This helps to achieve the classic characteristics of muffins.
  4. Spoon mixture into greased muffin pans until 2/3 full. I poke half a strawberry into the top of each muffin before I pop them in the oven to make them a bit more moist.
  5. Bake in a hot oven (200 degrees Celsius) for 20 minutes or until golden brown and firm.
  6. Allow to cool in the tin for a few minutes.Turn onto a wire rack to allow to cool completely. 

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