I did not have that much time for posting on The Uni Cookbook the last weeks since with the end of the winter term a lot of deadlines kept me away from the cooker. Nevertheless, for the last day of term I decided to surprise my coursemates with some special “space” muffins – legal ones of course.
You need (for 20 muffins):
- 100g butter
- 100g joghurt
- 220g sugar
- 3 eggs
- 200ml milk
- 500g wheat flour
- 4 tablespoons of baking powder
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla essence
- 1-2 tablespoons of instant coffee
- 100g icing sugar
- 1-2 teaspoons of blue food colour
- 2-3 tablespoons of water
- white chocolate stars or sugar pearls
Mix the eggs, sugar, butter and joghurt and stir until creamy. Now add the milk, sift the flour and baking powder into the bowl with the dough and stir it well. Devide the dough in two halves and mix one part with the vanilla essence and the other with the coffee.
Now place a a paper muffin case in every hole of your muffin tray and start heating the oven. (If you don’t have paper muffin cases, you can also grease the muffin tray with a little butter.) In each muffin hole, fill in one tablespoon of coffee respectively vanilla dough. Mix the dough a little to get a nice dark-and-light pattern (but not so much that you don’t see a difference any more!). Put the tray in the oven and bake the muffins for 20-25 minutes at 180°C.
When the muffins are done, take the muffins gently out of the tray and let them cool down. For the icing, simply mix the icing sugar with the food colour and the water (add more if the icing is not creamy enough) and brush the muffins with the blue “space”. Sprinkle some chocolate stars or sugar pearls on top. Wait until the icing has dried, and then: enjoy!