Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Marshmallow Muffin - 棉花糖玛芬

Yesterday, we drove in to Johor Bahru to pay a visit to my niece, who has just given birth to a girl, her 3rd baby. After that, we headed to City Square to have our lunch and shopping. In the Popular Book Shop, I saw this book "easy MUFFINS" on the shelf. I browsed through the book and I like this book because they have my favourite recipes and the method is very easy to follow. So today, I bake this Marshmallow muffin as my 1st try of the recipe of this book. Looks like they will be many other interesting recipes of muffins on the way.



~ 280 g/10 oz plain flour
~ 6 tbsp cocoa powder
~ 3 tsp baking powder
~ 85 g/3 oz caster sugar
~ 1 egg, beaten
~ 300 ml/10 fl oz milk
~ 70 g/2 1/2 oz butter, melted
~ 100 g/3 1/2 oz milk chocolate chips
~ 55 g/2 oz white mini marshmallows

~1) Preheat the oven to 190 °C. Grease a 12- cup muffin tin or line with 12 paper cases.
~2) Sift together the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder into a large bowl. Stir in the sugar.
~3) Beat together the egg, milk and butter in a large bowl until blended. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the beaten liquid ingredients. Lightly stir in the chocolate chips and marshmallows. Stir gently until just combined, do not over-mix.
~4) Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin tin. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until well risen and firm to the touch.
~5) Leave the muffins in the tin for 5 minutes then serve warm or transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool.

verdict: the texture of the cake is slightly on the dry side, and it is a bit sticky which could be due to the melted marshmallows. And the taste of flour is quite strong. One credit to the cake is it is not sweet.

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