The classic English (or for that matter German) Combination of Coffee and Cake (oder Kaffee und Kuchen) is something I just love. Though both of them are not the healthiest of foods they do bring great comfort to the soul. So when I read this recipe of coffee muffins which meant a combination of my two favourite foods I knew I just had to make them. And make them immediately. Fortunately the recipe did not require any unusual ingredients and I could get started immediately. I must admit that few weeks back I had read 2 good muffin recipes on Shammi's Food ..in the main which were quite an inspiration too. And I must say the result was stupendous. So here goes....
250 gms self-raising flour, scant 1/2 tspn baking powder, scant 1/2 tspn salt, 1.5 tblspn instant coffee powder (dissolved in a little warm water) , 150 gms fine brown sugar (simple powdered white sugar is fine too), 2 large eggs, 125 ml milk, 125ml sunflower oil.
1. Sift flour and baking powder together at least twice.
2. Add to that the coffee solution
3. In another bowl whisk eggs ,milk and oil together. Fold this mixture into the flour mixture.The batter should still be lumpy.
4.Spoon into a greased muffin tray or individual muffin cups filling each to two-thirds full. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200 deg C (400deg F, gas mark 6) for about 15 to 20 mins or until golden brown. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool. This recipe made 24 mini muffins.