Muffin mix in a jar
- 400g self-raising flour
- 275g soft brown sugar
- 40g cocoa
- 2tsp baking powder
- 100g chocolate chunks
Homemade food gifts are fun, cheap and show you care: no wonder they're so popular with goodtoknow users! One of the easiest of all is our chocolate muffin mix in a jar recipe. Just add a pretty ribbon and write the recipe for the Christmas muffin mix on a large luggage tag or sticker and stick it on the jar, so the recipient knows how to turn the dry mix into delicious chocolate muffins!
- 1l sterilised Kilner jar (we got ours from Lakeland)
- Ribbon, to decorate (John Lewis provided this ribbon)
Step 1Take a 1l sterilised Kilner jar and place on a flat, stable surface.
Step 2Mix together the flour and baking powder and pour them into the jar.
Step 3Pat down the flour with the end of a rolling pin to get a flat surface and to pack the flour down tightly.
Step 4Pour the cocoa powder on the top of the flour. You may find this easier (and less messy) from a jug rather than a bowl.
Step 5Pat the cocoa powder with the end of a rolling pin to get a flat surface and to pack it down tightly.
Step 6Pour the light brown sugar into the jar.
Step 7Pack the sugar down with the end of a rolling pin to get an even surface.
Step 8Add enough chocolate chunks to fill the jar right to the top.
Step 9Seal the jar tightly: the mix will last for a couple of months in a tightly sealed jar stored in a cool, dry place.
Step 10Wrap the jar with a ribbon and attach a label with our muffin recipe so the recipient knows how to turn them into muffins.
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