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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A COFFEE BREAK WITH MUFFINS & CHERRY NUTELLA SWIRLS

Light and airy , and so very easy .....Oh Muffins these are ...Coffee break Muffins in a little coffee cup +minis....
Out of the oven , warm , with a nice smear of Nutella and topped with a cranberry and Macadamia and a sprinkle of cinnamon , these were jus in time for the coffee break.
OR maybe a Cinnamon Sprinkled Kiss...
Ok ok , i know u want both , i take both too...
Or maybe i want them ALL...
I am loving the muffin chapter in Baking w Dorie and GrapeFruit , the founder of this wonderful group , did better , by choosing this wonderful muffin.
These were good , right outa the oven , warm and fresh , jus right for ur coffee...Oh coffee..
That they come together really fast is another plus point...
 And here is a little Baby Muffin, all chocolaty and Pink..
Kisses and Muffins and Nutella....love the thought..



 Despite the really strong coffee that goes in here , u can barely taste the coffee flavor and i really made vvv strong coffee...
Living up to the name i begin with Coffee, nice strong espresso coffee, freshly brewed...aroma so comforting and good...
Yeah , its my very fav , all time Fav coffee , besides the Colombia Supremo Gourmet Coffee that comes with the bodum french press...

And melt the butter in a batter bowl , coz it needs to cool while to get going the rest.The quantities are all halved here :-)
U being by mixing all the dry ingredients first , and what i did was use KAf unbleached AP flour , but replaced 2 tbh from the cup and added cornflour =cake flour= makes a tender muffin= happy u.
So thats the line of assembly , the flour , the sugars, yeah u mix them there , lods of Cinnamon and added in some all spice too.
Even though i used salted butter , i did add a wee pinch of salt too!
By the way , are'nt my heart metal measuring cups soooo cuteeeeeeee....
I was  going to whisk when i fell in love with the brown sugar heart and so wanted to capture it too....
Oh yeah , we are still at the whisking , dont let this fool u in to thinking that this takes time to put together , coz it doesnt , its really fast , even with all my pic taking...
So there is some nice instant Espresso that goes into the batter too , u dont have it ,no problem , im sure any instant coffee will work as well.
SO finally , we have all the dry ingredients  whisked together and ready....
  i take a break ( oh yeah i have some coffee there all the time when i m baking , its as good as having my music while i bake), to gaze at the pretty muffin papers and line pink trays..
I had begum thinking this will be a Red Theme here , see , how i slowly creeped in the pink in , i know ....

I know i can nevr have enough of pink , and i know there are lods who come in here and fall in loveee with pink too , and i love to read about that, makes me sound so influential , ha ha , in a good way ok....
Now lets get back to the cooled butter , i begin with breaking a little egg in there , the recipe calls for a large egg , since i halved the egg , i add in a small one :-)
And take ur cup of coffee , half here , and ...

Pour it in ...yeah thats righ , make sure u brewed extra to have some to drink ...

Adding all sorts of Vanilla's to make the flavor deeper....i always end up adding lods of Vanilla coz i love an overload of vanilla....

Whisk it all well...
And fold in the dry mixture with a spatula , its better to have a lumpy batter than an overmixed one , Dorie whispers in my ear and i listen....
Use a cookie scoop , pink is always preferred here , to scoop in the muffin molds and there u go.....
Bake to delightful times....while u do the dishes ,which i loveeee........that will also assure u dont open the oven door to see all the exciting baking happening there.

Oh here is one......
And a collage of some....
The Coffee break Muffin Recipe


Nutella Frosting
easily double and tripled
 3tbh Nutella
20grams butter(salted is so good)
1tsp canola oil
Melt Nutella with butter ,(10grams) jus enough to make it right , salted butter is good, and some Canola in the microwave. add the remaining 10 grams of butter, to get it nice and glossy and frost the muffins , thick or thin.
If u are gng to pipe the Nutella , dont add more butter , if ur jus going to spread it or fill a tart , u sure can.
Top with a Cherry / strawberry /cranberry or any Berry.
Sprinkles are wonderful too.
As are cutout hearts.
Sprinkle some freshly grated cinnamon powder and ur ready to go.

A little collection....


And all the Baby Muffins together....oh yeah Pink Chocolaty....
Goinnnngggg.......
 And Goneeeeeee
If u walk out from here , loving Pink+Cupcakes+hearts ,all in the same breathe , dont worry , its always a good thing (oh yeah i do get little notes saying the above and am always happy to have comapany)

Oh yeah its world Nutella day and the first time Bright Morning Star is gng to be there:)
Am sending these delites to World Nutella Day , where the founders Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso declare Saturday, February 5th “World Nutella Day 2011″ – a day to celebrate, to get creative with, and most importantly, to EAT Nutella


 
I am linking these Nutella delites to my dear blogging pal's ,Sue's, MaKe it Mondays ,and this one is for Nutella , do add in all ur link, the linky will open for a bit...