I’m so excited to be guest posting on My Two Mums today. I love reading about their adventures with M and seeing their fab photography.
My name is Harriet and I blog at A Rush of Love. I have a 20 month old daughter called Ava and something that we love to do together is bake.I used to bake with my own mother as a child and have always loved it. To us it is sensory play and we have so much fun. In the run up to Christmas I decided to bake these super simple Christmas chocolate muffins dressed as Christmas puddings.
You will need:
For the muffins
250g self-raising flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 bicarbonate of soda
4 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
100g caster sugar
75g good quality chocolate
1 large egg
1 tsp of vanilla extract
90ml vegetable oil
For the icing
100g of ready to roll white icing
Good quality food colouring (we used Christmas red & Holly green by Sugarflair)
1) Preheat your oven to 190 C/ Fan oven 170 C/ Gas mark 5. Put 10 muffin cases into a muffin tin.
2) Sift all of your dry ingredients (flour, cocoa, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt) into a bowl. Stir in the sugar and chocolate chips.
3) Mix the milk, egg and vegetable oil together and mix into your dry ingredients.
4) Separate the mixture into the cases (as evenly as little fingers can manage)
5) Do the obligatory licking of the bowl and bake for 20-25 minutes.
6) Cool on a wire rack, separate the block of icing. You will only need a small ball to dye red for the berries, a slightly bigger ball to dye green for the holly leaves and the rest will be for the “snow”.
7) Roll out the white icing and shape to resemble melted snow, place on top of the muffins, roll small balls of red for the berries and for the holly leaves we used a cutter but you can also do these free hand. If the icing becomes “tacky” place in the fridge for several minutes to firm.
Place on a Christmas plate and enjoy.