This is Cadbury’s Buttons minis muffin mix – it’s a box that
contains premixed muffins and I liked the chocolate buttons on this
one, so I got a pack of it to do some baking at home. It’s a tradition
of sorts to cook something together with my gf when I come back for
long periods of time.
The Cadbury Buttons mini muffin mix opens up to reveal a large
packet of the chocolate muffin mix, a small bag of Cadbury’s Buttons
minis, and 12 muffin paper holders. I love these self contained muffin
premixes, it has everything you need inside. Just add water. ;)
Well, it’s not as straightforward as that, but it’s not exactly
rocket science either. The back of the box details the steps for making
the muffins (just 5 steps!) and the stuff you need to complete the
recipe, as it were. The instructions require 1 medium sized egg, 45 ml
of milk and vegetable oil (optional). That’s all easily found in the
kitchen…just combine that with the package ingredients and we have
ourselves some chocolate muffins! :)
This is the prepackaged chocolate muffin mix…it’s the ready-mix-just-add-water type of powder.
There’s also a bag of Cadbury Buttons, which I took the liberty of partaking before the actual muffin making process…
They even thought of including 12 paper muffin holders inside! Nice…
The first thing we did was to empty the big bag containing the chocolate muffin mix into a bowl…
…and an egg was cracked on top of the chocolate muffin premix after that.
I couldn’t find any full cream milk, so I got a small packet of UHT
Low Fat milk and poured about 1/5 (estimated) into the entire mix.
This is the goo a.k.a. muffin mix that resulted from all the effort exercised above.
The bowl was put in the mixer on the highest speed setting for about a minute or so, until the consistency looks about right.
Here’s what the Cadbury Buttons minis muffin mix looks like after
the electric mixer treatment – it’s starting to look like proper muffin
mix, nice and thick with a semi-fluid consistency.
Half of the Cadbury Buttons were emptied into the muffin mix, as per the instructions on the box…
…and a spoon was used to fold the chocolate buttons into the muffin mix.
The paper muffin receptacles were arranged and the final muffin mix
was spooned into them. The first few were filled sparingly, coz I
thought the muffin mix will expand, but then I realized that there’s
too much muffin mix to spare and started filling the rest with more of
The muffins were arranged on a baking tray and the oven was
preheated to 160 degrees Celsius. We forgot to do that earlier, but no
worries, we needed to put the remaining half of the Cadbury’s Buttons
on top of the muffins anyway…
…and so we did. You’ll see that there’s only 11 muffins here…I
thought one of the paper muffin cups were missing, but we found it in
the box…after the muffins were done. Oh well. :)
Anyway, this is what the chocolate muffins look like before it went into the oven.
The muffins were sent to their purgatory with the timer set for 15 minutes…
…and you can see the muffins start to rise after a couple of minutes.
Finally, I present to you – the baked Cadbury Buttons minis muffins!
The muffins tastes great straight out of the oven – it was hot and
chocolaty, with the buttons providing texture to the muffins. It’s
great with a glass of cold milk. :)