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Basic muffins

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Serves 1 - 12 Muffins

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  • "Dry" ingredients
  • 120g (1 cup) wholemeal or white flour
  • 140g (1 cup) white flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sodium bicarbonate
  • 1 tsp spices/citrus peel (optional)
  • 60-90g (1/2 - 3/4 cup) chopped nuts/raisins/dates/other dried fruit/choc.chips/coconut (optional)
  • "Wet" ingredients
  • 1 medium egg
  • 140g (3/4 cup) brown or white sugar
  • 80ml (1/3 cup) vegetable/sunflower oil OR
  • 125g (1/2 cup) soft butter/marg
  • 250g (1 cup) buttermilk/yoghurt/milk/soured cream
  • 250g (1 1/2 cup) fruit (fresh or frozen - not defrosted!) (optional)


    1. Take "fridge" ingredients out of fridge. Preheat oven to 180C. Put 12 paper cases in a muffin tray, or 18 into bun trays.
    2. Mix "dry" ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl.
    3. In a larger bowl, beat the egg lightly and then add the rest of the "wet" ingredients, except for fruit.
    4. Stir the dry ingredients carefully into the wet ingredients, until the whole mixture is moist, but still lumpy! Finally, stir the fruit in carefully (if used).
    5. Put in paper cases as fast as possible and bake at 180C for 20-25 minutes.

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