Saturday, 12 June 2010

☕ a little bird told me

sometimes a treat is in order:
no not a cake, but a book:
their cake making methods are quite different from
any I have used before:
so I decided to try it their way:

chocoNana muffins
you will need:
two over ripe bananas ~ mashed:
120g plain flour:
120g caster sugar:
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon:
80g softened butter:
2 eggs 
100ml milk:

*icing ingredients ....
250g sifted icing sugar:
100g softened butter:
50g cocoa powder:
about 50ml milk:
some grated chocolate 

heat your oven to 170°c/ gas 3:
line your muffin tin with cases:

in a large bowl add the flour, sugar, cinnamon and butter:
with a handheld electric mixer, whizz slowly until you
get rubble ~ like this ☟
s l o w l y  add the milk and continue mixing:
then add the eggs and combine well, scraping the
sides of your bowl with a spatula:
stir in the mashed banana by hand then
spoon the mixture into your cases:
they should be about two thirds full:
bake for 20 minutes until golden and springy to touch:

cool on a rack then ....
carefully mix the softened butter to your 
sifted icing sugar + cocoa powder:
if you haven't disappeared under a puff of sweetness ....
add the milk, little by little until the mixture is
stiff but not too stiff:
then beat it into a light fluff and pile onto
your muffins:
top with your grated chocolate:
tasty results:
what do you think about this method of
muffin making?


  1. The method is similar to making scones/pastry. I don't think it matters much as long as the wet and dry and kept separate until the end.
    They look delicious, btw.

  2. they were yUm!
    quite spongy and moist which surprised me as I've always read that you shouldn't overwork the mixture once the wet stuff is added to the dry:
    this recipe uses an electric mixer or paddle and the wet is added gradually:
    they didn't rise up as much as my usual method but that didn't stop them tasting good ^_^


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