Thursday, October 27, 2011

coffee & cream muffins {recipe!}

A friend gifted me this book several years ago,
and it's definitely a favorite of mine.
{I also have my eye on this one...}

So many delicious muffins,
and they're all pretty easy to make!

I just wanted to share a really delicious one...

{ coffee & cream muffins }

you'll need:
  • oil or melted butter for greasing {I always use paper baking cups}
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee powder
  • 2 tbsp boiling water
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • heaping 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • scant 1 cup heavy cream
  • 6 tbsp sunflower oil or melted, cooled butter
{one} Preheat your oven to 450*. Grease your muffin pan or use paper liners. Combine the coffee powder & boiling water, stir until dissolved. Let cool.

{two} Sift together the flour, baking powder & salt into a large bowl. Stir in brown sugar.

{three} Lightly beat the eggs {separate bowl}, then beat in cream, oil, and dissolved coffee. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in liquid ingredients. Stir gently until just combined; do not overmix!

{four} Spoon batter into prepared muffin pan. Bake about 20 minutes, until well risen & firm to the touch.

{five} Let the muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

{six} Top each muffin with some whipped cream, dust on some cocoa powder, and add a chocolate-covered coffee bean. Yum!


linking up with Gussy's Inspiration Workshop today. :)


cate said...

This sounds super yummy - it's definitely going on my list to make!

Elisabeth said...

Making these!!! Sounds so yummy!