Recently, my friend’s wife just gave birth to a baby girl. Today is their boy’s birthday party and their girl’s first month. So, I decided to make some muffins for these two dear friends of mine.
I came across a marshmallow muffins recipe in Muffins & Bakes that seems so appropriate for a kid’s birthday bash! I tried out the recipe yesterday and ended up with some not so good-looking muffins. Though they do taste good, especially if you have a sweet tooth. Why do I say they are not so good-looking? As you can see from my photos, there are holes (not small ones, mind you) in my muffins! These are due to the melted marshmallow bursting out of the muffins!
Anyway, here’s the recipe that I’ve followed. In the Reflections section, I’ll give some suggestions and changes to the recipe.
Servings: 12 muffins or 28 mini muffins
- 70 g of unsalted butter (melted in a pan)
- 275 g of plain flour
- 6 tbsp of cocoa powder
- 3 tsp of baking powder
- 85 g of caster sugar
- 100 g of chocolate chips
- 55 g of coloured mini marshmallows
- 1 large egg
- 300 mL of milk
- Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder together into a large bowl.
- Stir in the sugar, chocolate chips and marshmallows
- Mix thoroughly.
- Whisk the egg, milk and melted butter together in a separate bowl.
- Stir the liquid mixture into the flour to form a stiff mixture.
- Line the cupcake maker and spoon in the mixture.
- Bake for 6 minutes. Take out the muffins to cool before storing.
- The melted butter curdles when the milk was poured in. Reason being the milk was just taken out of the fridge and is too cold. Lesson learnt is that the milk should be at room temperature.
- The marshmallows melted and burst out of the muffins. I’ll suggest not to mix the marshmallows into the flour mixture. Instead, add them during the last step when we spoon the mixture into the cupcake maker. We can spoon a bit of the mixture into the tray, put in a piece of marshmallow and top up with the mixture to cover it.
- The chocolate chips are not obvious. We can sprinkle a few chips on the surface after we spoon the mixture into the tray.