Wholemeal Sultana and Choc chip muffins…

Decided to today I needed to do a bit of baking for the lunch box for this week….muffins always handy to have in and you can hide all manner of healthy things in them…DSC02634

Consulted the good old Edmonds recipe book **

  • 50g butter  (a tiny bit less than half a stick)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 wholemeal flour
  • 3/4 plain flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup of milk


  1. Cream the butter and sugar until light and creamy. Beat in the egg.
  2. Sift the wholemeal flour, plain flour, baking powder and pinch of salt together into a bowl, then put the husks into the bowl.
  3. Dissolve the baking soda in the milk.
  4. Add the dry ingredients alternatively with the milk – just mixing to combine them…don’t over mix.
  5. Spoon the mix into prepared muffin tins and bake on 200°C (360°F) for 12-15 minutes. This is obviously dependent on the size muffins you make …the mini ones take about 10 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean (which is probably the easiest way to do it).

My variation was to add 1/2 teaspoon each of Cinnamon and Mixed Spice and a sprinkling each of Chocolate chips and Sultana’s.

**                                                                     Edmonds is a household name in cooking in New Zealand..it started in Lyttleton (Canterbury) when a young Thomas J Edmonds developed his own baking powder after his customers complained about the one that was available at the time. In 1879 he sold his first 200 tins of baking powder. In 1907 the first edition of the Edmonds cookbook was published and it’s one of the most popular cook books in New Zealand.


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