Roasted Sweet Potato & Chocolate Muffins

The best way to cook sweet potato for recipes like this is to bake for about 50 minutes. The flesh will shrink away from the skin, and the reduction of the original raw volume will sweeten and intensify the flavour of the sweet potato. It also reduces the amount of water in the potato, so you can get away with using only a little xanthan gum to help the finished the texture.

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Vanilla Cupcakes

Cupcakes are all the rage at the moment, and they come in many different shapes and sizes from baby cakes to giant versions that you can fill with ice cream, like I did once on This Morning.

The good thing, though, is that you don’t need to be a baker or experienced cook to make them! This recipe has four simple steps and hey presto, they’re ready to pop into the oven. So add what you like to this basic recipe, and have a bit of fun. I think this recipe is softer and tastier than a standard sponge recipe.

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