Chocolate chip chingwas

Chingwa means bread in native Zimbabwean.  They aren’t cakes, they are muffins.  Dead simple and quick lunchbox fodder for kids and adults alike.  Yum!

Makes 20 medium muffins.

I make a batch and freeze for the week ahead.  The gourmet boy insists they taste better defrosted.  Shrug!


1 1/2 cups self raising flour
1 1/2 Tbs cocoa powder
3/4 cup brown sugar
100g chocolate chips
3/4 cup milk
60 g butter, melted
1 egg, beaten

Sift flour and cocoa.

Add sugar and chocolate chips, stir until combined.

Add milk, butter and egg – fold until just combined.

Spoon into muffin tins or patty pans – about 3/4 full.

Bake at 180 C for about 15 mins – do the knife test, they are done when it comes out clean-ish.