One of the great cook books that I received for my birthday was Paul Hollywood’s ‘How to Bake’. The first recipe¬†that caught my eye was this¬†one for dark chocolate and cherry muffins. One of my favourite combinations. In my excitement I forgot to buy the bread flour so I used plain instead. I felt like one of those contestants in the Great British Bake Off who in one of the technical challenges deviates from the recipe given to them by Paul. Then he gives them this look when he tastes it, something similar to this. Oh well. I’m guessing they are more cake-like than if I used the right flour but they are pretty great anyway, with the right balance between sweetness and the bitter chocolate. I look forward to baking my way through the rest of the book, with a little more attention to the ingredients list…