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My name is Anna, and I work as a primary school teacher in greater London. I love eating pizza and watching TV with my husband. I also love painting glass, and any other crafty pursuits that give me a chance to make a mess! I am on a bit of a mission to learn how to cook, bake, sew and generally make things before I have children. I'm trying to learn something new each day. I really value your support, so thank you for following me xx

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Chocolate Chip Crumble Muffins

This recipe is based on one from Home Baking, the best baking book I've ever had. Although it does bug me when books don't have many pictures - so I may end up sticking mine in as I work my way through the recipes!

Makes 12

250g self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
50g cold butter cut into pieces
100g light brown sugar
150g milk chocolate chips
2 eggs, lightly beaten
225ml milk
2 tsp vanilla

50g plain flour
1-2 tbs cocoa powder (depending on taste)
40g cold butter, cut into small pieces
3 tbs caster sugar

1. Preheat oven to 200c/ 400f/ gas mark 6 and line a 12 cup muffin tin.

2. For muffins, mix flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Rub in butter to create fine breadcrumbs. Add chocolate chips and sugar. 

3. In a jug mix eggs, milk and vanilla.  This seems like a lot of milk - but it gives a lovely flavour. Add to the dry ingredients and mix until combined. 

4. Spoon batter into cups. 

5. To make topping, sift flour and cocoa powder. Rub in butter to create coarse breadcrumbs and stir in sugar.  Sprinkle on top of the muffins so that they are well covered. 

6. Bake for 18 minutes. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack. 

They are best when the chocolate chips are still a bit melty as this goes really well with the sweet crunchy top.

Enjoy, friends! Thank you for reading xx

I'm linking to 'Show Me What Ya Got' , 'Handmade Tuesday', These Chicks Cook and Cast Party Wednesday


  1. mmmm muffin mood! yummy! :)
    you know what? i baked my first muffins not long ago, after i had got myself proper muffin trays. i loved making them! so easy and so tasty! im gonna try so more in the future!
    as for buying the cooking books, i do appreciate lovely pictures in them and i must say it is because of them i feel tempted to buy a book with recipes!

    hey, check my blog. little surprise for you there! :)

  2. MMmmmm they look yummy, who needs a recipe book when I have your blog ;O)

    Jan x

  3. This looks so good! Would you come over to my link party and share your recipes with us at Cast Party Wednesday? http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com
    I hope to see you there!

  4. wow! i wish i could make these right now! looks so yummy!


  5. Muffins are a favorite of mine and those look delicious with that yummy crumbly topping! I wanted to invite you to come over and share your recipe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight today. Have a great day :)

  6. Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe with us at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you come back and visit us tomorrow.
    Thanks again.
    I hope to see you there!

  7. Just made these and they are fantastic! So good I even posted about them on my blog. Thank-you for sharing the recipe.
    Jo x