1. Preheat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas Mark 6 and lightly grease a 6 hole muffin
2. Place all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl together with the ¾ of
the chocolate chips and mix well.
3. Place the liquid ingredients in a measuring jug, whisk until smooth then fold
into the dry ingredients until just moistened. Don't over-mix.
4. Divide the mixture evenly between the prepared muffin cups, sprinkle with the
remaining chocolate chips and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick
inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
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introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or
whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.
- to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together
with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This
process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.
- The incorporation of fat into flour.Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and
forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully
incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.