I’ve perfected making my muffins using Nigella Lawson’s recipe. Well, her chocolate chocolate chips muffins I follow to the T, but I’ve used her basic measurements to create my own variations. For example, my in-laws love raisins so I omitted her 2tbsp of cocoa in the recipe and added raisins instead of chocolate chips for a plain raisin recipe. What I like about Nigella’s measurements is that the muffins come out cake-like and light instead of the denser version of some muffin recipes. I’ve even memorised the recipe – that’s how often I make them now. Just to recap the recipe again:

Dry

1. 1 3/4 cups plain flour

2. 3/4 cups sugar

3. 2tsp baking powder

4. 1/2 tsp baking soda

5. 2 tbsp cocoa

Wet

1. 2/3 cup oil

2. 1 cup milk

3. 1 egg

4. 1 tsp vanilla essence

Seriously, Nigella Lawson should thank me for promoting her recipe all the time. ;p

Plain raisin muffins
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins
Don't they look pretty in their cups?

I love these pretty paper cups. Apparently you can get even prettier ones at Chinatown. Holidays here I come! I’ll be on a cooking and buying frenzy then. 🙂