It’s bakemas 2020!
If it’s your first bakemas here, welcome. It is my annual mini-series in which I show you how to make a various Christmas themed baked goods – perfect if you want to impress your family and/or friends or if you’re hosting a festive get together.
It wouldn’t quite be Christmas if there wasn’t a Terry’s chocolate orange recipe, would it? Well, today I’m sharing the best ever muffin recipe! These Terry’s chocolate orange muffins are the must bake for this Christmas.
These muffins aren’t short of any flavour, you get a chocolate rush in each mouthful and a calming amount of orange – the balance works really well. There’s no need for orange extract, you get the orange flavour form the chocolate and the added zest (the best and only way to add flavour).
The added trick that makes these muffins so much better, is adding a chocolate orange ganache into the centre of the muffins, that way you get added chocolate and orange flavour – what’s not to love, honestly!
If these sound like your sort of treat, why not give them a try – just in time for Christmas!
Anyway, let’s get started, shall we?
75g Terry’s milk chocolate orange.
40ml double cream.
110ml double cream.
50ml milk (use your preference, I went with whole).
75ml butter, melted.
50g dark brown sugar.
175g plain flour.
1 tbsp baking powder.
30g cocoa powder
zest of 1 orange.
100g Terry’s chocolate orange, chopped.
100g milk chocolate chips.
Before you get started on the recipe, you’ll want to do some prep work. Weigh up all of your ingredients, grab a muffin tray and line it with tulip cases, preheat your oven to 200˚c/390˚f and grab any equipment you may need such as a mixing bowl, whisk and spatula.
To start on the recipe, make the ganache. Into a small bowl place in the chocolate orange, which has been chopped small – add in the cream and mix. Place into the microwave for 15-30 seconds at a time, stirring well in between each time in the microwave.
Once the mixture is melted, it should be smooth and glossy. Place this aside until needed a little later on – you may find placing it in the fridge better.
To start on the muffin batter, combine the chopped chocolate orange with the chocolate chips. Into another bowl whisk together the cream, milk, dark brown sugar, melted butter and egg until they are fully combined.
Over the liquid mix, sift in the plain flour, baking powder and cocoa powder – add in the chocolate and the zest of 1/3 of an orange.
Fold everything together until its fully combined, there shouldn’t be a trace of a single ingredients once you’re done mixing.
Transfer the muffin batter into the tulip cases, filling them half the way and reserving the remaining until later on. Once you have half filled all of your cases, you can take the ganache out of the fridge and scoop a generous amount out and place it directly into the centre of the muffin batter and then cover with the remaining (this is what makes these muffins that bit more special.
Now they’re done, place the muffin tray into your preheated oven and bake for 20-22 minutes – they should be well rise and smell gorgeous once ready.
Remove form the oven nd allow to cool almost fully and enjoy… The melted chocolate and orange flavour will partner together really well, trust me on that.
That’s all for today guys, I hope you enjoyed. If you did, don’t forget to share this recipe with your family and friends and enjoy it. I’ll be back soon with another blog post and YouTube video, so join me then. In the meanwhile, don’t forget to check out my other social’s – Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube. The YouTube tutorial will be linked down below.