Monday, September 12, 2011

Old-School Muffins (Chocolate Chip)

What happens when you only have a spare hour left and you need a baking fix?

Muffins! Yay!!

Like all muffins they taste the best fresh from the oven. Crispy golden brown tops with moist insides. Leave them inside a container for a day, they will taste like your grandma's old socks.

Old-School Muffins (adapted from Alton Brown's I'm Just Here for More Food)
(makes 12 standard muffins, 16 for me)

303g cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
a pinch salt
100g sugar
120ml vegetable oil
1 egg
1 egg yolk
240ml plain yogurt
1-2 cups ‘bits and pieces’ (nuts, berries, chocolate chips, or any combination thereof – but no more than 1 cup of chocolate chips) - I use 175g mini chocolate chips

1. Place an oven rack in position C and preheat oven to 190°C.
2. Prepare a muffin tin and set aside.
3. Sift together all your dry goods.
4. Combine all your liquid ingredients.
5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until just combined. Do not overmix.
6. Using the disher, drop the batter into the prepared tin. The cups should be full.
7. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until the muffin interior hits 100°C or a toothpick inserted into the bottom of a muffin comes out clean.
8. Remove from the oven and immediately turn the muffins on their sides so that steam can escape the pan. Skip this step and you'll have mushy bottoms, which is okay if you like that kind of thing.
9. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to a week or until they taste gross, smell bad, or grow fur.


  1. i love a quick baking fix like this! the choc chips on them looks so inviting i wanna take a bite!

  2. I love the crispy brown tops when the muffins first come out of the oven too!and love the last sentence on the muffins growing fur lol.

  3. the colour of your muffins really nice and golden!! You just inspired me to make some muffins too!!

  4. this is absolutely yummy!
    if i bake this - all will finish so fast it has no chance to grow fur hahaha... :P

  5. Hi Jean, sorry for the long absence. Looks like you have been quiet for a while too. Must be busy. Love the golden brown and the choc chips of your muffins. I bet it taste delicious.

  6. Hi Jean,
    Love your blog and that peanut butter pie.
    You're a passionate baker and I would love to invite you to join World Homebakers Alliance. :)

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    - Unite every passionate homebakers in this planet.
    - Making them the preferred choice (compare to factory products) by the consumers.

    Please join us and improve homebaking.

    You can share your recipe with us here or even join the crazy experiment contest. :)

  7. Oo, that looks so good!
    Hope your holidays were lovely.

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