As many schools in Ireland have banned parents from putting anything containing sugar in children's lunch boxes, this recipe will not suit everyone. But these muffins are actually quite healthy. They're also easy to make, low in fat and sugar, and my son loves them.
Apparently the way to get amazing muffins is by not over-mixing. Just combine the ingredients - the mixture should still be a bit lumpy. Sounds mad, but it works.
As well as the ingredients make sure you have muffin paper cake cases before you start, and a metal muffin tray.
280g Plain/cream flour (12oz)
12g Baking powder (1/2 oz)
2g Salt (very small pinch)
140g Castor sugar (6oz)
240g milk (10oz)
90g vegetable oil (4 oz)
140g raisins or sultanas (6oz)
1. Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl. Stir in the sugar.
2. Whisk the egg.
3. Weigh the milk and oil and mix with the egg.
4. Add to dry ingredients and stir briefly with a wooden spoon.
5. Fold in the raisins.
6. The mixture is almost runny so you'll need to use paper muffin cake cases placed in a metal muffin tray.
7. Bake at 190 degrees for 20-25 minutes until golden brown on top.
8. Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!
Note: I have an old fashioned balance scales with imperial measures, it also works fine for measuring liquids, as this recipe requires.