Carly initiates her new silicon muffin tray with one of those made in heaven combinations - banana and chocolate.

Makes 12.

125g softened butter

¾ cups sugar

2 eggs

1teaspoon vanilla essence

1 ½ cups mashed ripe bananas (4 medium bananas)

¾ cup dark chocolate buttons roughly chopped

1 teapsoon baking soda

2 tablespoons hot milk

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

Preheat oven to 180ºC. Grease muffin tray or line with patty pans.

Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

Add one egg at a time and beat well. Add vanilla essence, mashed banana and chocolate chips and mix.

Stir the baking soda into the hot milk and add to the mixture.

Sift the flour and baking powder over and fold in to the mixture.

Spoon mixture in to the muffin tray and bake for 15- 20mins or until risen and golden. Leave to stand for 5 minutes then transfer muffins to a wire rack.

When cool dust icing sugar over muffins.

A well-used muffin tray is a happy muffin tray!