Here’s a new take on the traditional Christmas pudding. These mini Christmas pudding muffins are quick and easy to make and everyone can help themselves.
100g plain flour
25g cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
75g caster sugar
25g chocolate chips
3tbsp vegetable oil
75g white chocolate, chopped
silver balls to decorate
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a 24-hole mini muffin tray with paper cases.
In a large bowl, sift together the flour , cocoa, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and sugar. Stir in the raisins and half the chocolate chips. Mix the milk, oil and egg together with a fork, then pour into the dry ingredients and mix together to form a runny batter.
Divide the mixture between the paper cases then scatter over the remaining chocolate chips. Bake for 20 minutes or until risen and firm to touch. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Melt the white chocolate in a bowl placed over a pan of hot water. Spoon the melted chocolate over the muffins to resemble a Christmas pudding, then decorate with silver balls and leave until the chocolate has set.