Oxfam fair Chocolate Muffin with Dried Cherries

Oxfam fair Chocolate Muffin with Dried CherriesBy Simon Bryant

“I had the tough job of ‘testing’ as much product as I could bear for three days and for my level of cooking and “chocolate ability” I have to say there is plenty of product that well exceeds my benchmark level of required quality. Oxfams Premium organic dark 70 per cent is a total value for money pick and cooks up nicely.”
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  • 40g dried cherry (or dried cranberry if unavailable)
  • 100g roughly chopped Oxfam fair dark chocolate
  • 150g bakers flour
  • 150g wholemeal flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 90g dark brown sugar
  • 240ml buttermilk
  • 65ml olive oil
  • 1 free-range egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Olive oil (extra) or butter, to serve

Simon BryantMethod

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C and line a 6-cup muffin tin with greased muffin foils or baking paper.
  2. Mix all remaining ingredients gently in a bowl. You may need to add a little water just to bring the ingredients together, but try not to mix the batter as this will create tough muffins, just fold the mix together.
  3. Spoon the batter into pre-greased muffin foils or papers. Bake the muffins for 15 to 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean and tops golden brown.
  4. Serve the muffins with olive oil or butter.