Monday, February 27, 2012

Coffee and chocolate muffins with coffee glaze






It's time for Daring Baker's challenge and our host Lisa has chosen Quick bread for the month......

According to epicurious Quick Bread is a bread 

 that is quick to make because it doesn't require kneading or rising time. That's because the leavener in such a bread is usually baking powder or baking soda, which, when combined with moisture, starts the rising process immediately. In the case of double-acting baking powder, oven heat causes a second burst of rising power. Eggs can also be used to leaven quick breads. This genre includes most biscuits, muffins, popovers and a wide variety of sweet and savory loaf breads.


I decide to make muffins and tried to experiment with coffee ....I made a coffee and walnut cake sometime back and everyone loved it.....This time, apart from coffee, I decided to add chocolate to my muffins....

Coffee and walnut bundt cake 






The Daring Bakers’ February 2012 host was – Lis! Lisa stepped in last minute and challenged us to create a quick bread we could call our own. She supplied us with a base recipe and shared some recipes she loves from various websites and encouraged us to build upon them and create new flavor profiles.




Muffins came out very soft and moist....The trick is to not over mix the wet and dry ingredients...Just give the mix a quick and swift stir and your muffins will be very soft ....So here is the recipe...




All you need is

All purpose flour-250 gms
Egg-1
Oil-100 ml
Baking powder- 2tsp
Baking soda-1\2 tsp
Sugar-200 gms
Vanilla extract-1 tsp
A pinch of salt
Cocoa powder-4 tbsp
Plain yogurt-120 gm
Dark coffee-150 ml
Dark chocolate-100 gms ( broken into pieces )


For coffee glaze


Coffee powder-1 tsp
Milk-1 cup
Confectioner's sugar-1\2 cup



Method of preparation

Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C
Grease a muffin tray
In a bowl, whisk together all purpose flour,baking soda, baking powder,cocoa powder and salt
In another bowl, beat the egg with sugar
Add vanilla extract and oil
Mix well
Add coffee and yogurt
Mix
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients
Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix
Do not over mix at this stage
Fill the muffin tray with batter 
Insert a chocolate piece in the center of the muffin
Bake for 15-20 minutes
Cool the muffins in the tray for 5 minutes
Take out from the tray and cool on the wire rack

Coffee glaze


Mix all the ingredients in a bowl
Keep aside
Brush on the muffins while they are hot









27 comments:

  1. wow...these muffins looks so gorgeous, wonderful recipe too..thanks for sharing!
    loved all your beautiful clicks!!
    Spicy Treats
    OnGoing Event:Show Me Your HITS~Healthy Delights

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  2. amazing clicks & the muffins looks absolutely tempting!

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  3. I always LOVE coffee and chocolate muffins ! And your photos looks gorgeous !

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  4. Nice flavorful muffins... Looks so inviting

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  5. Muffins look awesome and very inviting with the dark chocolate in the centre, thanks for stopping by my space, following you right back, forgot to mention, wonderful clicks..

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  6. Muffins look awesome and very inviting with the dark chocolate in the centre, thanks for stopping by my space, following you right back, forgot to mention, wonderful clicks..

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  7. These muffins look amazing! Wish I could have one right now!!

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  8. Yumm Choco Baked Doughnuts Dear.Surely Healthier!

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  9. wonderful muffins! very tempting indeed!

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  10. Divine muffins. Nothing can beat this deadly combo of coffee and chocolate :-).

    Aparna from Square Meals

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  11. These are some seriously stunning muffins Neha! :) Looks soooo good!
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    Kavi (Edible Entertainment)

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  12. wow....so tempting muffins......luvd it a lot

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  13. Lovely muffins infused with wonderful flavors...I have fallen in love with that leaf carelessly lying in all your pictures..beautiful pics

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  14. I'm wondering if the glaze is meant to be that thin? A cup of milk to only 1/2 cup confectioners sugar? I'd love to make these for hubs to take to work tomorrow, but the glaze amounts just look a bit off to me. I can't remeber, my password which is why I post as Noneofyour... My name is Tracee and I can be reached at tracee@zbzoom.net Thanks so much!!

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  15. I would love some of those muffins made me hungry looking at the pics


    Bikram's

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  16. always love this coffee and chocolate combo. looks delicious

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  17. these muffins look like melt in the mouth..awesome clicks, neha

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  18. Yummy recipe..bookmarked

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  19. Yummy yum muffins n great presentation!!

    Erivum Puliyum

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  20. oooh those look delectable! the lil squares of chocolate in the middle makes my mouth water

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  21. muffin looks fabulous. I love lil square in middle. Can I ask you what kind of leaves in last picture?

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  22. Hey kanan....I have no clue, what leaf is it...I just it fallen on the road and picked it up...

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  23. Hi! Just wanted to say thank you for this recipe, I tried them & they were really yummy, as yummy as they looked on the pics :)

    Also, I made an alternative the last time I made them, instead of coffee I put freshly squeezed orange juice & some orange zest, and they were so yummy like that, too. I actually bought a cocoa muffin that had orange flavor, so I got inspired & I knew this recipe would be perfect with orange :)

    Anyway, once again thank you so much, I know I'll make these again & again, both with coffee & with orange juice, I tried quite a lot muffin recipes & these are my fav!

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