Pick n Mix Muffins
Who can resist a freshly baked muffin that has come straight out of the oven? A favourite with both parents and children, these muffins are easy enough for children to bake and versatile enough for everyone to choose their own ingredients. The basic muffin mix is made entirely from everyday essentials so you can then take your pick when it comes to adding your favourite ingredients.
Preparation time 20 minutes
Cooking time 20-30 minutes
1 Preheat the oven to 175°C/350°F/gas mark 4. Put paper cases into 12 cup muffin tray.
2 Sieve the flour and baking powder into a large bowl, add the sugar and mix together.
3 Measure the yoghurt into a jug and then measure the milk into the same jug.
4 Crack the eggs and whisk with a fork in a separate bowl, then add ihe eggs to the yoghurt and milk mixture with the oil and vanilla extract.
5 Pour the egg mixture straight into the flour.
6 Quickly and gently mix everything together - this should not take long, don't over mix or your muffins will not be light - the mixture should look lumpy and slightly uneven, this is how it is supposed to look.
7 Spoon the mixture directly into the tray or cases if using these. Then add the chosen fillings.
8 Sprinkle some Demerara sugar over the top and bake for 25-30 minutes or until well risen and golden brown. Leave the muffins to cool slightly before taking out of the tin and leaving to cool on a rack. Make sure the ingredients are pushed under the muffin mixture to prevent burning.