Campfire asked if I would share my receipe for Chocchip muffins. The weather isn’t condusive to cycling at present so I thought I’d share some of the treats we make to take out with us.
Chocchip Muffins makes 12 or 6 large
8oz self-raising flour
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
1.5 oz Tate and Lyle , Light and Low brown
3 medium eggs
2Tbsp water or milk
6oz natural low fat yogurt
2oz Lurpak light
4oz dark chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
Preheat oven to Gas Mark 6 or 200C. I use silicone muffin trays rinsed in cold water.
Sift the flour and bicarb together and rub the butter into it until it looks like fine breadcrumbs.
Stir in the sugar substitute and Chocchips.
Beat the eggs well and stir in the yogurt and water
Work quickly and stir the egg mixture into the dry ingredients with a large metal spoon. Do not over mix.
Swiftly divide into the muffin tray.
Bake in the centre of the preheated oven for 16-18mins until well risen and golden brown.
Turn out onto a wire rack to cool.
These got a little dark but we like them that way.
My DH makes this lovely ginger cake. Not quite as calorie light but keeps well and we always take one on a cycle camp.
J’s Ginger Cake
4oz margarine or butter
6oz black treacle
2oz golden syrup
0.25 pint of milk
8oz plain flour
2oz caster sugar
1rounded Tbsp mixed spice
1level tsp bicarbonate of soda
2level tsp ground ginger
3or4 balls of stem ginger finely chopped
Melt the butter, treacle and golden syrup in a saucepan.
Add the milk and allow to cool.
Beat the eggs and add to the cooled mixture.
Add the chopped stem ginger
Sieve the dry ingredients together and add the liquid mixture.
Blend together with a metal spoon.
Pour into a greased lined loaf tin.
Bake in centre of a preheated oven at Gas Mark 2 for 1hour15mins – 1 hour 30 mins.
Cool on a rack and remove paper
You can also add chocolate chips if you want.
We haven’t got out very far as the weather has been wintery rather than Spring. There were a couple on sit on top kayaks on the river when we passed that way last Saturday.
Unfortuntely, we have decided to postpone our planned Easter trip as the forecast is for continuing snow, sleet ,rain and gales. The fields are flooded again so camping wouldn’t be much fun.
Hopefully, if the forecasters are wrong, we will get some cycling in.
Hope the weather soon improves.