Friday, June 18, 2010

Banana Surprise Muffins

I made up this recipe from some muffin recipes from the Alison Holst cookbooks. My son loves baking and he made some Ganache icing that went wrong so I used it for the "surprise".

100 grms milk or dark chocolate buttons
1/4 cup cream

2 cups self-raising flour
1/2 caster sugar
100 grms butter
1 cup milk
1 egg
1 tsp vamilla essence
2 large bananas, the older and mushier the better

To make the chocolate surprise, place the chocolate buttons and the cream in a saucepan and stir over a low heat until melted and smooth. Allow to cool, stirring occasionally so it thickens to a fudge consistency.

To make the muffins:
Preheat the oven to 220C and have the rack one rim above the centre of the oven. Spray/grease or line some muffin tins.
Mix together the flour and sugar.
Melt the butter, then remove from the heat and add the milk and egg and beat with a fork.
Add the vanilla and mashed bananas and then tip this mixture into the dry ingredients.
Fold together about 14 stirs until just about all the flour is wet.
Spoon some mixture carefully into the base of each muffin tin to fill about a third of the way up.
Put a teaspoon of the chocolate mixture in so it just rests in the middle then top with the rest of the muffin mixture trying to hide the chocolate. Do not over mix the muffin mixture as this will destroy the light texture.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until they are golden and just spring back when pressed.
Allow to cool for ten minutes then bang tins and tip out.

Best eaten warm so the chocolate filling is gooey..

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