I used a basic muffin recipe from my German “Kleine Muffins ganz groß” (small muffins quite great). Because it comes from a German book I will put this under German baking. The recipe is originally for a white muffin I simply added some cocoa powder. The reason for making these little ones: I teach at Toddlers Sunday group. Muffins always work for those little ones and chocolate helps a little more.
The book was given to me by my grandmother when I was 15. I had my “American” phase and liked muffins a lot. Those little fellas are easy to make anyway and a good start for little bakers. It is a book I hold dear because my grandmother is quite a woman and a great baker at that. I enjoy her encouragement and her creativity, she listens, gives advice, everything a grandmother does. My favourite recipe comes from this book and has something to do with applesauce. But that recipe will be given to you later…
Basic sweet muffin recipe:
- 250g flour
- 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 egg
- 80 ml oil or 100g butter/margarine
- 100g sugar
- 250 ml milk
Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Slightly whisk the egg and add fat, milk and sugar to it. Fold the flour mixture under the egg mixture and make sure that you do not mix too much, otherwise the dough will become tough. At this point I added the cocoa powder. I can not tell you how much I added, it was by feeling and how I liked the colour. Fill dough 3/4 into paper cups.
Oven should be pre-heated to 200°C. Bake for 20 to 25 min or until a tooth pick comes out clean.
Of course the recipe is good for experiments, add anything you like and it is likely you will have success. More recipes from this book will surely come your way. Hopefully not too far in the future, but I am a little busy at the moment and lack the time for baking.