Monday, 14 March 2011

Cappuccino Muffins

It is said that people of the 21st Century have some of the highest calcium intake because of all the fancy coffee and milk drinks we consume. But is it the flavour we love or the caffeine intake? I think you can guess. This recipe is inspired by seeing business men rushing around in the morning to get a takeaway coffee before work while I sleep in.

Ingredients

1 eggwhite
2 tablespoons caster sugar, extra
2/3 cup thickened cream, whipped
cocoa powder, for dusting
basic muffin mix
2 2/1 cups self-raising flour
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 1/4 cups of milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
90g of butter, melted
1 tablespoon of espresso coffee powder

Method

Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. Lightly grease a 6-hole, 3/4 cup capacity non-stick muffin pan.
Make basic muffin mix. Sift flour into a large bowl. Add caster sugar and stir to combine. Make a well in the centre. Combine milk, egg, butter and coffee* in a jug. Pour milk mixture into the well. Using a large metal spoon, stir until just combined (don't over-mix).
Spoon mixture into muffin holes until three-quarters full. Bake for 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan for 1 minute. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool.
Using an electric mixer, beat eggwhite in a small bowl until soft peaks form. Add extra 2 tablespoons of caster sugar, a little at a time, beating constantly until think and glossy. Using a large metal spoon, fold meringue mixture over muffins. Dust with cocoa power.
Serve.

* To dissolve the coffee powder, mix it with the melted butter.


26 comments:

  1. hmm they look yummy
    nice recipe
    following

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  2. i'll try it today, looks delicious!

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  3. No bacon in this one, but I think I'm gonna try it anyway... thanks for the recipe!

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  4. Looks delicious, I'm gonan try this today

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  5. Man, that looks delicious, does anyone have tested this yet?

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  6. OMG
    looks sooo good! I should not be lazy today and make some.

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  7. Those sound delicious. I'm going to save this recipe for when I get back home.

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  8. aww, thats looks so good. I just had some pineapple cake last night. Maybe youd look into that for a future post?!

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  9. definitely! I am totally open for suggestions :)

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  10. thats going in my must try list for sure!!
    waiting for more like this

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  11. I would totally try this without the coffee. Uck. >.<

    But muffins are fucking awesome!

    Followed.

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  12. Your recipes are fantastic, more please.

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  13. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm looks good :)

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  14. Not bad at all. Altough im not that crazy about Cappuccino...

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  15. hey i hope you keep postin recipes i love trying new things!

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  16. Complete breakfast all in one muffin.

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  17. Looks delicious! I will definitely try this!

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  18. Oh I love cappuccino and I love muffins, so this is the perfect combination! Thanks for the recipe! I'm definitely going to have to try and making these for my girlfriend!

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