Beach Cottage Oh My Muffins Blueberry & White Chocolate
Thu 22nd, Mar, 2012
G’day Beach Cottage chocolate lovers, ready for an easy muffin recipe to put a happy smile on your face? Come on in…
…if you like yourself a little bit of sweetness, do I, or do I, have the thing for you.
I just love the combo of fruit and chocolate and I love to bake a simple fuss-free muffin, so it makes sense that someday I would bake one with the classic fruit/chocolate combination.
So these are that, fruit and chocolate in an easy muffin recipe to make something very very nice.
But, to be truthful it hasn’t been me that’s baked them,it has been the natural baker in the house Miss Beach Cottage…she throws them together, stress free and things come out very very tasty…I like to think of myself as chief taster on baking days in this old cottage nowadays
This is quite the thing for you if you are needing a little bit of chocolate muffin therapy – you know that feel good feeling when you sit down with a muffin and a cup of tea… you want a soothing muffin that is not a breakfast muffin (though it works in that capacity too, at an unhealthy push)…and this is that therapy in a muffin…
I have coffee-shop bought these a few times (whenever I try something while out, I always think of ways of making them at home) and one muffin was upwards of 8 dollars (no I didn’t realise that until it was too late, and yes I did eat the wrapper too to get my money’s worth)…that to me, is a heck of a lot of dosh for a muffin!
So, after a few tasters of shop-bought ones, I always thought the muffins were too dry, so when baking them ourselves we looked for a bit more of a moist muffin…and got that by adding milk …it was definitely moist, and these are definitely more delicious homemade than those humongous super puffed-up versions you see and wonder just what they put in there to make them grow that high…
I am not much of a white chocolate lover, but here, stick with it, it works in a lovely soothing I-am-not-sure-what-this-is-but-my-oh-my-does this baby-taste gooooood
….and you may feel that reading this it’s too much trouble to get white chocolate in just to make a muffin (my thoughts were along those lines for sure), you would think that until you baked it…then you’d know that moving your eyes left to find the white chocolate in the supermarket aisle was very much worth it.
This can be made with raspberries of course, they work well, but there is something just right about the more tartness (is tartness a word? you know what I mean, oh and while we are here, apologies for all the typos lately, I am not sure where this has come from, but yes I have for sure seen them, but too lazy to change them…I actually think it’s the forty-is-the-new-thirty brain going wonky) from the blueberries gently soothed with the dreamy white of the chocolate….
As ever, and the best thing about this, I just throw it all in, a one-bowler masterpiece and just, it works…TOO EASY…but the recipe below is the way Miss Beach Cottage does it (including, GASP, double GASP, sifting the flour, wowzas she’s good)
Beach Cottage Blueberry (or Raspberry) & White Chocolate Muffins
2 cups plain flour
3/4 cup blueberries (or raspberries)
1/2 cup sugar
125g white choc chips
2 tsp baking powder
100g (1 stick) butter melted
1 cup milk
1. sift flour, baking powder into bowl
2. add choc chips & sugar and combine
3. whisk eggs, milk & butter in a separate bowl
4. combine the two and fold gently together
5. add blueberries & combine
6. bake 180 15 minutes
*beach cottage recipe notes 125grams is a small bar of white chocolate if you can’t find chips and for cups that is circa 1 cup
* a teaspoon of vanilla doesn’t go amiss here
*do not leave these in view of any boys in your house, they will last about 2 minutes, tops *
So the next time I see you there’s be a little bit of extra stuff on your thighs after you made these, yeah?
But you will look very very happy… ;-)
Next time kiddos, next time