Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Coffee Muffin with Coffee Crumbs

For the love of coffee.

Coffee, green tea, and chocolate is my biggest guilty pleasure. When many of my friends try to avoid coffee (for health sake), I still sit on my terrace almost every afternoon with a cup of good coffee. Sometime I choose tea, chocolate or some other time I drink nothing but plain water. I'm not addicted to coffee and tea, or caffeine in general. I consume it whenever I feel the urge to taste the delicious aroma of my favorite caffeine drinks. What can I say? The aroma is....intoxicating. It somehow helps me to loosen my tense. You know...dealing with two boys with their extraordinary activities always bring me to the brink! I need something to keep me calm and...sane :D 

And as I enjoy to make muffins (and eat it, of course) . I make this yummmmmy coffee muffin. Its delectable! Moist, crumbly, and the scent oh my...so gooood :D I'm using my favorite vanilla muffin recipe. This is the base of some muffins I made. Will do great with different toppings. I use yoghurt instead of milk, and vegetable oil instead of butter...just to make it a little healthier. 

- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 2 sachet @25gr of instant coffee powder (withour sugar) 
  Please use strong smell instant coffee powder, as it will effect the result of the muffin. The stronger your coffee is, the result is better and the smell is nicer.
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- 1/2 tsp of baking soda
- a pinch of salt
- 200 ml of plain yoghurt
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup of sugar
   Please note that the amount of sugar will depend on how strong and bitter your coffee is.  So adjust it according to your liking. 

Note : if you don't have strong instant coffee powder, add 1/2 tsp of coffee essence.

Ingredients for coffee crumbs
- 10 gr of instant coffe powder
- 2 tbsp of unsalted butter
- 3 tbsp caster sugar ( you can as well use brown sugar or palm sugar), adjust the level of sweetness according to your liking.
- 2-3 tbsp of all purpose flour.

1. Prepare the coffee crumbs ingredients, mix until crumbly, refrigerate for at least 20 minutes or 5-10 minutes on freezer.
2. Pre-heat your oven 180 Celsius degree.
3. Smear your muffin pan with butter, or skip this stage if you're using muffin cup
4. In a bowl, shift flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add instant coffee powder. Set aside
5. In another bowl,  mix together yoghurt, egg, sugar, and oil. Add in the dry ingredients. Do not overmix! 

6. Pour the batter into muffin pan until 3/4 full, sprinkle the coffee crumbs.
7. Bake for appx 25-30 minutes, or until toothpicks inserted comes out clean.

Look at that glorious coffee crumbs! 

This muffin is a big hit in my family, my husband who's not too keen to eat muffin, said that it was sooo good and ate 3 muffins for himself. Less than 24 hours, all muffins are gone. Happy me :D