I love flavour combinations that you wouldn't normally think of. I stumbled on blending white chocolate with cranberry about 18 months ago, when Sophie was starting to eat more foods. I grabbed some craisins (dried cranberries) out of the cupboard, and threw a few white chocolate drops into the bag as we were racing out the door for a play date. She ate the white chocolate first, but as I snagged some from under her nose, I was hooked.
Turns out it wasn't an unknown combination to the world at large, but I guess because we don't grow cranberries in Australia, it wasn't a very common one at the time. I've often converted my chocolate chip cookie recipe to a white chocolate cranberry cookie, but now that we're making lots of muffins for lunch box snacks, I set out to find a muffin version. And can I just say "YUM!" The whole batch of these are gone. Except for one fussy girl child who said "I don't like them cold", everyone has loved these muffins. They've now been added to the regular muffin-recipe-rotation.
60g butter, softened
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup milk
1tsp vanilla extract
2 cups self raising flour
1 cup craisins (or cranberries if you can get them)
1 cup white chocolate bits
* cream butter and sugars together
* add egg, milk and vanilla, mix well
* add flour, cranberries and chocolate, stir gently until just mixed
* spoon into muffin pans
* bake 180°C 20 min, or golden brown
Don't burn yourself when you eat them fresh from the oven!
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