Ultimate basic muffins

A delicious treat for that special occasion


Enjoy as they are or personalise these muffins however you like!


Ingredients - Serves 24 Adults

  • 2 medium eggs
  • 125ml of vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 250ml of milk (low-fat works fine)
  • 250g of golden castor sugar
  • 400g of self-raising flour (or 400g plain flour and 3 teaspoons of baking powder)

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180°C fan or Gas Mark 6.
  2. Line 2 muffin trays with paper muffin cases.
  3. Beat the eggs lightly with a wooden spoon for about one minute.
  4. Add the oil and the milk and beat until mixed.
  5. Add the sugar and mix until you have a smooth batter.
  6. Sift in the flour and salt and mix until smooth. Don't over mix.
  7. At this stage, gently mix in whatever other ingredients you decide to use - or you can just leave them plain.
  8. Fill muffin cases two-thirds full and bake for 20-25 minutes, until they are risen.
  9. Cool on a wire tray.

Serving Suggestions

For fruit muffins: Use 3 dessertspoons of the following: raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, cubed apple and cinnamon.

For Christmas muffins: Add a good handful of cranberries, a teaspoon of cinnamon and mixed spice, and use brown sugar instead of white.

For lemon muffins: Add juice and rind of 1 lemon (use slightly less milk).

For jam and coconut muffins: Add 3 dessertspoons of desiccated coconut to the mixture, and place a teaspoon of raspberry jam to the top of each muffin before you put them in the oven. 

About this Recipe

Adapted from 101 Square Meals

Ultimate basic muffins
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Serves

24 Adults

24 Adults

Preparation Time

10 Minutes

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

25 Minutes

25 Minutes

Utensils Needed

Medium Muffin Tray, Mixing Bowl, Sieve, Wooden Spoon, Whisk

Medium Muffin TrayMixing BowlSieveWooden SpoonWhisk
1/24 of the plain recipe contains
Energy
650kj
155kcal
8%
Fat
5.6g
8%
Saturates
0.6g
3%
Sugars
11g
12%
Salt
0.4g
7%
of an adult's reference intake
Nutrition Information
Typical ValuesPer 100gPer Portion (42g)
Energy1548Kj 650Kj
368Kcal 155Kcal
Fat13g 5.6g
(of which saturates)1.4g 0.6g
Carbohydrate56g 23g
(of which sugars)27g 11g
Fibre1.7g 0.7g
Protein5.9g 2.5g
Salt0.9g 0.4g

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