Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Muffin Parade

These muffins were a "goodbye gift" for a very good friend of mine who threw a farewell party this weekend. She will be travelling through the north of Europe for the next five months and I wanted to make sure she misses me at least a little ;-)

I couldn't decide whether to bake chocolate or vanilla muffins, so I made both sorts ;-)

Chocolate Chip Muffins:

I took the recipe from the one and only Nigella Lawson. She sure knows who to bake the decadent stuff ;-)

Find the recipe here!

Vanilla Muffins:

1 lemon, zest and juice
180g crème fraiche
100g sugar
2 sachets of vanilla sugar
2 eggs
1 vanilla bean
80g butter, soft
1 pinch of salt
250g flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder

(makes 12 muffins)

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Prepare a muffin tray and fill it with paper cases.

Mix lemon zest and juice, creme fraiche, sugar, vanilla sugar and the eggs.

Scratch the seeds out of the vanilla bean with a knife. Add to the mixture. Also add the butter and mix well. Then, add salt, flour and baking powder and mix until you have a smooth batter.

Fill the batter into the muffin cases. Bake for about 20-25 minutes. First, let them cool in the muffin tray for about 10 minutes or so. Then, let cool on a wire rack.

(Source: Annemarie Wildeisen's Kochen)

1 comment:

  1. The muffins were absolutely delicious... Thanks a lot again! By the way, every day I have some of your yummy strawberry and white chocolate jam... Like that, every day must become a good day :)


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