These berry muffins are even better with their little pocket of melting chocolate. Try banana instead of berries or use diced apple pie filling.
- 2 cups flour, sifted
- ¼ cup cocoa
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 2 eggs
- 350ml milk
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 cup fresh raspberries or frozen (thawed and drained of juice)
- ¼ cup Nutella chocolate spread
1 Preheat oven to 190oC. Line a 12-hole muffin pan with papers or grease lightly. In a large bowl combine sifted flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder and soda.
2 In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, milk and vanilla essence until mixed and fluffy, then beat in the raspberries. Pour the wet berry mixture into the dry ingredients, and fold gently until just combined.
3 Fill the muffin papers to half way. Add half a teaspoon of Nutella spread and cover with the remaining muffin mixture.
4 Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden and puffed. Let cool for 5 minutes in the tray.
About Jo Wilcox
"I have had a love of food my whole life. Lucky for me my mum allowed me to play in the kitchen from the very beginning – from sitting up on the bench watch her peeling peaches for preserving or planning dinner parties from her many Womans Weekly Cookbooks. Starting in my local beach café, I went onto professional cookery training and my big foodie OE working as a professional chef and nanny. At 21 I launched my first restaurant. The following years saw me owning a gourmet cake and dessert shop and then a pasta deli before I discovered the world of food styling. Today I work in food styling making food look beautiful and tasty in packaging and advertising shoots, as well as my most important role yet – Food Editor of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. I aim to provide great meal solutions that are interesting and approachable, and of course gorgeous foodie photos that make you want to cook them! I love the feedback and the knowledge that people actually cook them and have great results. If I can give someone a love of cooking and enjoying family meal times and gatherings then my job is done!" See www.jowilcox.co.nzmore of this author