The Christmas build-up has begun and it's my favourite time of the year. I just love everything about Christmas and the first glimmer begins in October with the baking of my Christmas cake, pudding and mincemeat. From here in all my bakes will be Christmas themed, and I have a list of those goodies in mind and can't wait. I decided to start off with these Cranberry and Chocolate Chip Muffins, and for me cranberries scream Christmas! These fluffy and tender muffins studded with chocolate chips and tart cranberries are a match made in heaven! They taste fabulous and will definitely feature again during the month of Christmas.
Cranberry and Chocolate Chip Muffins
300g self raising flour, sifted
170g caster sugar (white or golden)
170g butter, melted and cooled a little
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
100g chocolate chips, dark or milk
100g dried cranberries
Preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6. Place 12 paper liners in a muffin tin.
Sift flour and mix dry ingredients (flour and sugar) in a bowl.
Beat eggs and milk and vanilla in a jug.
Pour the eggs and milk into the dry ingredients, mix a little and then add the butter and mix briefly.
Add the cranberries and chocolate chips and mix again.
Divide between the cases.
Bake for around 25-30 minutes until golden brown and a cake tester inserted comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack.
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