A few weeks ago I came across this recipe at an ASWC link party, I liked the idea of a quick and easy (and hopefully not too much mess) cooking activity to do with the little monster, so I made up a batch of the bulk muffin mix, and put it in an air tight container for another day.
Last week I decided to make my 1st batch of muffins with the little monsters help 🙂
I collected everything we needed to make the muffins…
Then gathered the utensils we needed, measuring cups, mixing spoon and a bowl.
Then the little monster and I mixed all the ingredients up in a bowl.
So far the process has been very clean 🙂
Just the type of activity I was looking for 😛
I did think the mixture was a bit on the runny side,
but decided to trust the recipe rather than try to fix it somehow.
Then I decided to pour the mixture into my silicon muffin trays, all went well until I had to pick them up to put them in the oven, (and then I realised I should have used my metal ones), as mixture went EVERYWHERE!
So I put the silicon trays into some old flat pans…
I lost about 3 muffins worth of mixture in the process too 🙁
Who invented silicon muffin trays anyway?!
And into the oven!
Here is where I made another error 🙁
I put them in my oven at 170 Degrees Celsius (as my oven is fan forced)
instead of 190 Degrees Celsius as the recipe stated
(as I wasn’t sure if “fan forced” had been taken into account).
Well this may have been the wrong decision, as I had to cook them for an extra 10min and they were still a little undercooked in the centers…
(oh, and you will notice from the picture below that the choc bits all sank to the bottom of the mixture – not sure why?)
But that didn’t seem to matter to the little monster – he thought they were YUM 🙂
Today we made our second batch…
I fixed the backing tray issue by using a metal one, and I fixed the temperature issue and actually cooked them at the right temperature (shock horror!)
And they worked (the inside was cooked much better – in other words it wasn’t half raw :P)
The only thing that I wasn’t that happy with was that they didn’t rise as much as I would have liked…
I wonder how I fix that for next time (I think I have about 20 batches of mixture left :P)? Any ideas lovely internet readers?
Oh and what cooking with kids recipes are your favourites – I need more ideas as the little monster loves it 🙂