Basic muffins

Basic muffins

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Makes
10-12
Photographer
Vanessa Levis

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
300g self-raising flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup milk
90g butter, melted

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Grease twelve 1/3-cup muffin tins or line them with paper cases.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients into a large bowl.
  3. Mix the egg, milk and butter together, pour over the dry ingredients and mix just until the flour is moistened; the batter should still be lumpy.
  4. Spoon into the prepared muffin tins, filling each one two-thirds full. Bake for 20–25 minutes or until well risen and golden brown.

Variations

  • Nut or dried fruit muffins

    Follow the recipe for Basic Muffins, adding 1/2 cup chopped nuts or dried fruit to the dry ingredients before mixing in the liquid. Chopped pecans, walnuts, dried apricots, raisins or mixed dried fruit may be used. After filling the muffin tins, sprinkle with sugar.

    Wholemeal muffins

    Follow the recipe for Basic Muffins, using 1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour and 1 cup white self-raising flour.

    Wholemeal orange muffins

    Follow the method for Basic Muffins, replacing the ingredients with 1 cup wholemeal plain flour, 1 cup white plain flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar, the juice of 2 oranges, the grated rind of 1 orange, 2 eggs and 60 g butter, melted.

    Berry muffins

    Follow the recipe for Basic Muffins, and stir in 1 cup frozen blueberries or raspberries to the dry ingredients before mixing in the liquid.

    Choc chop muffins

    Follow the recipe for Basic Muffins, adding 2/3 cup dark or white chocolate bits to the egg, milk and butter mixture along with the flour.

    Christmas muffins

    Follow the recipe for Basic Muffins, mixing the egg, milk and butter together with 11/2 cups Fruit Mincemeat, before adding the flour. These muffins are especially nice baked in little Christmassy paper cases placed in mini muffin tins (in which case they should take about 15 minutes to bake).

    Bacon or ham muffins

    Follow the recipe for Basic Muffins, reducing the sugar to 1 tablespoon and adding 3 rashers bacon, fried crisp and crumbled, or 1/2 cup finely chopped cooked ham, to the dry ingredients before mixing in the liquid.
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