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Friday, 29 January 2010
FOOD FRIDAY - MUFFINS
“There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it.” - Ovid
Had a full and busy day at work again today with numerous crises to deal with. At least, I managed to clear my desk and all is ready for next week’s onslaught. A highlight today was being brought a muffin for morning tea by one of my colleagues as a “special Friday treat”. It was delicious and I managed to get the recipe:
Ingredients - Muffins
2 cups sifted self-raising flour
125g melted and cooled unsalted butter
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup caster sugar
100 g chopped white chocolate
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup passionfruit pulp
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 and 1/4 cups pure icing sugar
2 teaspoons hot water
1 and 1/2 tablespoons passionfruit pulp
A few crystals of citric acid
Preheat the oven to 200°C and lightly butter a 12-hole 1/3-cup capacity muffin pan. Combine the flour, sugar and chocolate pieces in a bowl, making a well in the centre.
Whisk the butter, milk, egg, passionfruit and vanilla in a jug. Pour into well. Begin by gently mixing the ingredients from the centre until just combined. This gradually incorporates the ingredients to ensure a smooth batter.For a light texture, be careful not to over-mix the batter.
Three-quarter fill the muffin holes with the batter. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Let to stand in the pan for 5 minutes. Turn onto a wire rack to cool.
For the passionfruit icing: Stir the icing sugar, water and passionfruit in a bowl until smooth. Spoon over muffins, allowing to drizzle down sides. Allow to set and serve.
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