Chocolate Orange Muffins

chocolate orange muffins

With the right scales, I’ve made baking my bitch and whipped up these perfect chocolate orange muffins, just in time for the festive season.

My twelve days of blogmas has started, so those of you who are subscribed be prepared to be spammed with all things festive.  I’ve kicked it off with these chocolate orange muffins because orange chocolate is my favourite type of chocolate, and deserves to be eaten ALL year round but tends to make its grand debut at Christmas, making these muffins extra Christmassy.

Those of you who have kept up with my blog from the beginning know that baking really isn’t my thing, and it turns out you can’t just put things together and hope for the best because you will be left with gooey, flat dough.  I’ve corrected my wrongs and it turns out me and baking get on quite well, so expect to see more baked goods.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Ingredients (to make 12 muffins):

  • 400g self-raising flour
  • 300g milk
  • 100g vegetable oil
  • 1 medium egg
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of orange flavouring
  • 1 orange (zest)
  • Terry’s chocolate orange (crushed)

To decorate:

  • Melted white chocolate
  • Terry’s chocolate orange crushed

 

Step 1:  Heat oven on gas mark 3.  Sieve the flour into a bowl, then add the sugar and the orange zest and stir.

Step 2:  Add the egg, vegetable oil, orange flavourings and milk into a mixing jug and whisk.  You should achieve a runny consistency.

Step 3:  Slowly pour the mixture into the flour, sugar and orange zest and gently stir until all the ingredients are combined.chocolate orange muffins

Step 4: Lay the muffin cases into the muffin tray, in each case add a heaped tablespoon, then sprinkle with the terry’s chocolate orange pieces and cover with another tablespoon of the mixture.  Bake for 25 minutes until the muffins come out firm.  Leave to cool.

Step 5: Whilst the muffins are cooling, make the topping, melt the white chocolate in a bowl over some hot water.  Once the chocolate is melted, drizzle on top of the muffins and sprinkle the rest of the orange chocolate.

A delicious cure for any Christmas hangover… 

 

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