The classic chocolate chip muffin! And when I say jumbo, I mean jumbo - these guys are huge! You'll need a jumbo muffin tin and jumbo paper muffin cases to go with. Read the footnotes for secrets to the perfect muffin!
Place a roasting tray or any ovenproof container full of water on the bottom shelf of your oven when baking your muffins; it will help keep them really moist.
Hold your sieve high above bowls when sifting dry ingredients; this will make your muffins really light.
To help your chocolate chips keep their shape in the muffins, freeze them before using.
MOST IMPORTANT! Remember to only stir your mixture 15 times; this is the key to great muffins. Don't be tempted to over-stir no matter what your mixture looks like.
Used different ingredients. i added cocoa powder instead of chocolate essense and added 1 tbsp of it instead to make it more chocolatey and it worked well - 07 Mar 2011
These didn't work as well for me - 15 Apr 2011
omg amazing recipe! they rose perfectly and were all hard on the top and soft in the middle just way i love them im in love with this recipe!!! - 07 Mar 2011