Over the summer holidays, Piglet is still attending nursery two mornings a week. With this time set aside for just Roo, Tigger and me, I promised them that we would do some baking as it is easier when I don’t have to worry whether Piglet is going to wake up early from her nap.
Roo and Tigger had been flicking through recipe books and recipes I’d printed off from other bloggers that I saw throughout the year. There was one particular recipe that Roo wanted to make chocolate orange fudge. Now, this is the part where I have to confess to buying a Terry’s chocolate orange in preparation for our epic baking session, however, I appear to have eaten it whilst watching Game of Thrones earlier in the week… Bad mummy alert!
I needed a chocolate orange recipe that didn’t require the use of a Terry’s chocolate orange… FAST! So opted to adapt one of our usual family muffin recipes to use up the chunky chocolate chips and Duerr’s orange preserve I had sitting in the cupboard.
Chocolate Chip and Orange Muffins
Muffins are a fantastic alternative to cupcakes and don’t require icing which is great as I can never seem to get buttercream to turn out right. So why not try my Chocolate Chip and Orange Muffins which include a dollop of Duerr’s preserve in the middle of them. Duerr’s is the oldest-family owed jam makers in England. Based in Manchester in the glorious North West Duerr’s have been making quality preserves for families to add to their recipes for 135 years.
Chocolate Chip and Orange Muffins // Ingredients
- 250g plain flour
- 100g caster sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 175ml milk
- 150g milk chocolate chunky chips
- 315g Duerr’s fruit preserve
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
Makes: 12 muffins
Chocolate Chip and Orange Muffins // Method
- Preheat oven to 200C / Gas Mark 6
- Grease or line a muffin tin with paper cases
- In a mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar, then stir well
- Make a well in the centre of the mixture
- Beat egg, milk, and oil together, then pour into the well in the flour mixture
- Mix together quickly and lightly until moistened, do not beat – The batter will be lumpy
- Add in 3/4 of the chocolate chips (leaving some to sprinkle on top before they go in the oven)
- Pour the batter into the prepared cases, filling them half way
- Add a generous spoonful of Duerr’s fruit preserve before covering with the remaining batter
- Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top before placing the tray in the oven
- Bake at 200C / Gas Mark 6 for 25 minutes or until golden
Post in collaboration with Duerr’s