MARSHMALLOW MUFFINS

So today I have another day to myself, so I’ve been pottering about doing this and that. This morning I got a couple of mood boards done for my final project research, and tonight I’ll be doing some of my dissertation whilst watching some crap Saturday night television. I also got some more baking done earlier. My chocolate brownies went down a treat and have all gone, so I wanted to make something else to fill up the cake tin in the kitchen! These marshmallow chocolate muffins are surprisingly light and moreish considering how many marshmallows are crammed in them, so if you want to have a go at making these yummy treats, I’ve typed up the recipe again for you.

INGREDIENTS

6 tbsp sunflower oil OR 85g / 3 oz butter, melted & cooled, plus extra for greasing

(I used butter!)

100 g / 3.5 oz mini marshmallows

225 g / 8 oz plain white flour

55 g / 2 oz cocoa powder ( I didn’t have enough cocoa powder so added more flour)

1 tbsp baking powder

pinch of salt

115 g / 4 oz soft light brown sugar (Again, I didn’t have enough of this so made up the difference with Demerara sugar. I wasn’t very prepared for this recipe as you can tell.)

2 eggs

250 ml / 9 fl oz milk

– Preheat the oven to 200ºC / 400ºF / Gas Mark 6. (I used a fan oven at 180º)

– Grease a 12 hole muffin tin OR line with muffin cases.

– Using scissors, cut the marshmallows in half.

– Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt into a large bowl.

– Stir in the sugar and marshmallows.

– Place the eggs in a large jug or bowl and beat lightly, then beat in the milk and oil/melted butter.

– Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and bour in the beaten liquid ingredients.

– Stir gently until just combined. Do not over mix.

– Spoon the mixture into the muffin tin/cases.

– Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until well risen and firm to the touch. (Mine took slightly less than 18 minutes)

– Serve warm or transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe taken from the book ‘1001 Cupcakes, Cookies & Other Tempting Treats‘.

Let me know if you try them out! I’m off to wait for my Chinese takeaway to be delivered. Nom nom nom!

xox

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14 Comments

  1. February 26, 2011 / 7:20 pm

    Mmmmmm yummy – I have had a few marshmallow related baking disasters, normally because I love them so much I put too many in everything!! Maybe I'll try them your way next time 🙂
    Beth @ Baking and Brogues
    xx

  2. February 26, 2011 / 7:26 pm

    Ummmm yummmm!
    This and chinese=heaven!
    I'm soooo gonna manke these next week!Thanks for the idea!
    Happy weekend!
    xx

  3. February 26, 2011 / 8:41 pm

    They look yummy Claire. I think I may have to try making them. Not good for the figure but look like they may be great on the taste buds.

    X x

  4. February 26, 2011 / 9:58 pm

    They look so tasty! I am feeling hungry just looking at them!

  5. February 26, 2011 / 10:19 pm

    These look so delicious! x

  6. February 27, 2011 / 9:16 am

    Oooh my god. The fact that they're chocolate as well makes them all the more moorish! Yum.xxx

  7. February 27, 2011 / 8:52 pm

    These looks absolutely incredible – I love anything with marshmallows in!

  8. February 27, 2011 / 11:19 pm

    wish i could find vegetarian marshmallowssssss!

  9. February 28, 2011 / 8:33 am

    ooh these look so delicious! I can't wait to try this recipe out! Xx

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