Enthusiastic Beginners in Baking?

Try these 2 recipes for muffins which are easy and tasty!

 1) Chocolate Muffins


  • 335 g all-purpose flour
  • 300 g sugar
  • 45 g baking cocoa ( I actually substituted with a chocolate paste found in most supermarkets' baking section and result was still good)
  • 7 g baking soda
  • 3 g salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 230 g sour cream
  • 120 ml water
  • 120 ml milk
  • 120 ml vegetable oil
  • 5 ml vanilla extract
  • 85 g semisweet chocolate chips


1.     In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, beat the eggs, sour cream, water, milk, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 325 degrees F (169 Degress C) for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. (Using our Unox oven Arrianna, I actually baked it for 150 degrees C for 20 minutes and it was just nice.)


 2) Grandmother muffins


  • 220 g all-purpose flour
  • 15 g baking powder
  • 2 g salt
  • 115 g butter, softened
  • 200 g white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 ml vanilla extract
  • 235 ml milk


1.     Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups. Stir the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl; set aside.

2.     Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add 1 egg and allow it to blend into the butter mixture; beat the vanilla and milk into the mixture with the second egg. Mix the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until just incorporated. Divide the dough into the prepared muffin cups.
I added some chocolate chips so that it is not plain.


3.     Bake in the preheated oven until golden and the tops spring back when lightly pressed, about 30 minutes.
I baked it for 24 minutes at 155 degrees C using our Unox oven Arrianna and result can be seen below: tint of crispiness on the outside, moist on the inside!)