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Fresh blueberry muffins that melt in your mouth. This recipe can use coconut oil instead of butter for extra moisture. The recipe also uses brown sugar and white sugar combination.

Ingredients:

3 cups (375 grams) all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 large eggs, at room temperature
¾ cup (150 grams) granulated sugar
¼ cup (50 grams) light brown sugar
1 cup (240 ml) milk, at room temperature
½ cup (120 ml) butter or melted coconut oil for extra moisture
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 and ¼ cup (215 grams) fresh blueberries*
coarse sugar

How to make fresh blueberry muffins

Set your oven to 425F degrees

Line a muffin tin with muffin cases

I a mixing bowl, add your flour along with you baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Next step is to mix the ingredient thoroughly ensuring all your ingredients are well mixed.

In another bowl add eggs, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract and butter or oil and milk and whisk together. The mixture should be a nice pale yellow colour.

Next step is to fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon. Don’t over mix.

The batter should be quite thick with no dry flour remaining. All ingredients should be combined. Now to create these delicious blueberry muffins, add the blue berries to the mixture and combine into the mixture.

Now add the blueberry muffin mixture to your muffin cases spooning equal amounts into the cases.

Sprinkle sugar on top to give your blueberry muffins an extra sugary glow.

Bake the blueberry muffins at 200c for around 20 minutes until spongy on top and golden brown.

These delicious blueberry muffins can be served warm straight from the oven.

Tips: Add raspberries for fresh raspberry muffins.

Tips: add chocolate chips and raspberries for Chocolate chip and raspberry muffins

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fresh raspberry muffin

Try these delicious Raspberry Muffins for breakfast or for after dinner. A great recipe that produces moist sweet muffins that jam packed with fresh raspberries.

Ingredients:

3 cups (375 grams) all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 large eggs, at room temperature
¾ cup (150 grams) granulated sugar
¼ cup (50 grams) light brown sugar
1 cup (240 ml) milk, at room temperature
½ cup butter or melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 and ¼ cup (215 grams) fresh raspberries
coarse sugar

Sweet Raspberry Muffins

Method

Set your oven to 20c

Now place you muffin cases in a muffin tin

The first step to making these delicious raspberry muffins is to combine all your dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Mix all the ingredients together until nicely combined.

In a separate medium bowl add eggs, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract and butter or coconut oil along with the milk and whisk together. Mixture should be yellow in colour.

Fold both the wet and dry ingredients together with a wooden spoon.

Make sure all ingredients are combined. The final step for making these fresh Raspberry muffins is to add the your fresh Raspberries to the mixture and combine.

Add the Raspberry muffin mixture to your muffin cases spooning equal amounts into the cases.

To make your Raspberry muffins extra sweet, top with sugar before baking.

Bake the Raspberry muffins at 200c for around 20 minutes. Raspberry muffins should be spongy on top and golden brown.

Try these Raspberry muffins straight from the oven warm.

Tips: Add Blueberries for Blueberry muffins.

Tips: add chocolate chips and raspberries for Chocolate chip and blueberry muffins

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orange muffin

Try these Sweet orange muffins for breakfast. Fresh orange juice and orange peel make these orange muffins sweet in flavor and great for breakfast.

Ingredients
2 orange, quartered and seeds removed (with peel)

1/2 Orange Zest
1⁄2 cup orange juice
1 large egg
1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine
1 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
3⁄4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda

Method

  1. Set your oven to 200c and line a muffin tin with your cases
  2. In a food processor, add the orange quarters and orange juice and blend until forming a tick puree
  3. Now add your butter and egg to the mixture and blend
  4. Add your flour, sugar and baking powder to a separate bowl and combine until well mixed.
  5. Now add all the mixture together and combine in a large bowl
  6. Fill the muffin cases together with your orange muffin mixture
  7. Bake your sweet orange muffins in the oven for 20 minutes until golden brown
  8. Tip: Serve your sweet orange muffins straight from the oven for breakfast

Sweet Orange Muffins

 

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chocolate fondant

Try this Chocolate fondant cake recipe to wow your guests. We all love chocolate desserts but the ultimate chocolate dessert must be the Fondant. How many Valentine’s Menus end with chocolate fondant. For those who watch Master Chef, the chocolate fondant is a firm favourite that can also have many variations for those looking to be a little more adventurous. Actually chocolate fondants are very easy to make and still add the wow factor to any menu especially when your guest cut into the pud to release that lovely gooey centre. Melted chocolate, castor sugar and butter with the addition of eggs and a little flour and that’s it. Simply line some greased pudding bowls with the mix and chill before baking.

Top Tip

Do not overcook the pudding otherwise your pudding will cook inside and you will be left with a chocolate sponge pudding. Ensure your oven is to the required temperature beforehand. Check out a great recipe below.

What you Need

  • 85g/3oz caster sugar
  • 150g/6oz butter, chopped, plus extra for greasing
  • 150g/6oz dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), roughly chopped
  • 3 free-range egg yolks
  • 3 whole free-range eggs
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • double cream, to serve (optional)

Method

  • Preheat your oven to 180c/350F
  • Lightly grease 4 small pudding moulds
  • Add the sugar, chocolate and butter to a heatproof bowl that is simmering over some hot water
  • Heat gently and gradually whisk the mixture together to get a smooth chocolate mixture
  • Now add the eggs and egg yolks
  • Whisk together and then fold in the flour
  • Beat well
  • Add the mixture to the pudding moulds and chill for at least 25 minutes
  • Cook in the oven for about 10 minutes
  • Once cooked allow to cool for a couple of minutes and then tip the pudding moulds upside down onto your serving plates. Slowly remove the moulds
  • Decorate and serve

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Check out another recipe below by Gordon Ramsey

 

http://youtu.be/yack7pTDqxg

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