June 24, 2011


I found a lovely blog called Chocolate Log Blog and Choclette has been hosting a “We Should Cocoa” challenge for June.


I fancied having a go as the challenge was to bake something that combined chocolate with strawberries, just in time for Wimbledon !!  Anyway, a second (or third) look at the conditions of the challenge revealed that entries had to be in by the 25th June – that’s tomorrow – crikey – better get my pinny on, I thought.

I fancied making yet another strawberry and white chocolate tiramisu but I was short of time so I decided to do a variation of my very rapid muffin recipe.  Not that muffins take any time at all to put together, but this recipe is mega quick and easy.  It had blueberries in the original recipe so I just switched to strawberries.

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You simply mix the dry ingredients together, stir in the rest with as little beating as possible, divide between the muffin cases and bake.

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How easy is that ??!!

The result: possibly not the most glamorous cakes ever made but very quick  and pretty good with a cup of tea and Wimbledon !!

Strawberry and white chocolate muffins


150 g plain flour

50g caster sugar

1 tsp baking powder

a pinch of salt

1 egg, beaten

50g butter, melted and cooled

100 ml milk

75 g strawberries, cut into quarters or small pieces

75 g white chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 200º C (180º fan) and put 8 muffin cases into a muffin tin. 

Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl.

Add the butter, egg and milk and mix together quickly.  Add the fruit and chocolate chips and mix in as briefly as possible, avoiding over-mixing.

Divide the mixture between the muffin cases and bake for approx 25 minutes until risen and golden. 

Cool on a wire rack.

Makes 8.


  1. Your muffins sound good, I'm always a fan of quick and simple, although the tiramisu sounds intriguing. Thanks for participating and kind comments about my blog.

  2. Yumm, perfect for watching the tennis!