Going on a month long vacation !!..
250g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
Half-teaspoon bicarbonate soda
2 tablespoons best quality cocoa
175g caster sugar
150g chocolate chips (plus more for sprinkling later)
90ml vegetable oil
1 large egg
1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
1.Preheat the oven to 200C and fill a 12-bun muffin tray with paper cases. I used silicon cases which were a thouhtful gift from a good friend and a terrific cook herself.
2.Weigh out the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Pour all the liquid ingredients into a measuring jug.
3.Mix both together – it will be a runny batter - then spoon into waiting muffin cases.
4.Sprinkle more chocolate chips on top then cook for 20 minutes or until the muffins are risen and springy.