Looking in the fridge on Monday morning I spied five lonely Tim Tams still sitting in their pack. They were left over from my sister’s visit and it was taking all of my will power just to stop myself from eating them. To remove the temptation, and after the yummy success of my Tim Tam slice last week, I came up with this Tim Tam and Chocolate Chunk Muffins recipe. Ideally I would have used a full pack of the biscuits, so I upped the chocolate content by adding half a block of Cadbury Milk Chocolate.
The Muffin recipe is really easy, and our big boy had a great time helping me add each ingredient and mix it all together, although I did have to stop him from picking out the bits of chocolate from the bowl….. We were both eager to try these, and we sat on the floor in front of the oven watching them rise. Big boy wanted to try one as soon as they came out of the oven, and it took a bit of explaining that we needed to wait until they had cooled down. After
his tantrum ten minutes, they were cool enough to eat, so we split one and shared it for our morning tea. These taste amazing, especially when eaten warm and the chocolate is still soft.
Tim Tam and Chocolate Chunk Muffins
- 1/2 packet of Tim Tams
- 200 g of Cadbury Milk Chocolate
- 2 1/2 cups self raising flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 2/3 cup caster sugar
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
- 2 eggs
- 150 g butter - melted and cooled
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees and place paper cupcake cases into tins.
- Chop the Tim Tams and Chocolate into small pieces and set aside
- Sift the flour, cocoa powder and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl. Add the sugar, Tim Tams and Chocolate and make a well in the centre.
- In a jug, whisk together the buttermilk and eggs, and pour into the well. Add the butter and fold mixture gently together with a metal spoon until just combined.
- Spoon mixture into muffin cases (makes around 18 muffins) until around 3/4 full. Bake for approx 20 minutes until muffins have risen and are cooked through.
- Let the muffins cool in trays for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.