Further adventures in apricot and white chocolate…

 

Following making my apricot and white chocolate cookies for the July We Should Cocoa challenge, I had leftovers of both key ingredients, so I decided to have a go at turning them into muffins.

I actually think I prefer these to the cookies, although that might be in part down to the fact that it was an absolutely gorgeous sunny day yesterday, so I actually had good light for the photos, which is very rare!

I adapted a recipe for blueberry muffins and probably put a slightly high proportion of chocolate and apricot in, as in addition to making the 12 promised muffins, I had an extra 20 mini cupcakes which are now being used in a muffin freezing experiment…

Yes, I am messy when I bake...

The mixture was pretty runny, but still held the weight of the chocolate and apricots so it they didn’t all sink to the bottom. I think the only mistake I made was not filling the cases high enough – as you can see in the photos the filling level varied, but the most full ones definitely looked the best.

I served these at a family lunch and they went down very well, so I would definitely make again!

Apricot and white chocolate muffins

  • 280g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 150g caster sugar
  • Approximately 100-150g chopped soft dried apricots
  • 175g white chocolate, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 250ml milk
  • 6 tbsp sunflower oil
  • Zest of 1 lime
Sift together the flour and baking powder into a bowl then stir in the sugar, apricots and white chocolate. Mix the eggs, milk, oil and lime zest in a jug, then pour into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir in until just combined. Pour into 12 cupcake cases and fill to fairly near the top, then bake at 200 degrees for 20 minutes, or until risen and golden.
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4 thoughts on “Further adventures in apricot and white chocolate…

  1. Pingback: Summer berry white chocolate muffins | hungryhinny

  2. these were so delicious that they still bring a tear to abby’s eye when i mention them to her- we absolutely loved them – gonna try the cookies too for sure x

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