Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Custard filled white chocolate muffins

Since I have received those beautiful sugar butterflies I was wondering what kind of muffins they may go with. I was thinking about vanilla cupcakes with butter cream frosting but I have already bake something similar and I do not like to repeat recipes. So when I came across this recipe I though it is perfect. Those muffins are spongy, well risen, sweet with drop of custard and white chocolate in the middle coated with white chocolate ganache. They were very tasty !

Ingredients for custard filling:
  • 1 batch of vanilla custard powder
  • 350 ml milk
  • white chocolate chips
To make those muffins start with making vanilla custard as it has to have a time to cool down and thickened. Pour about 300 ml of milk into sauce pan and heat it up. In a jug stir the powder into remaining milk. When custard is dissolved, pour this mixture into warm milk.Cook it stirring constantly. When starts boiling, pour the hot custard into a bowl. Cover with cling film, so the cling film will touch the custard. It protects the custard against creating thick layer on the top. Set aside to cool down.
Ingredients for 12-15 muffins:
  • 340g flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 150 g melted butter
  • 160g sugar
  • 150 ml milk
  • 2 eggs
Preheat the oven to 200C. Line muffin tin with paper cases.
Melt the butter and set aside to cool down.
Sift the flour, baking powder, soda and salt into big bowl and whisk them together. 
In a separate bowl whisk the eggs with sugar, add the milk and cooled down butter. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients bowl. Combine all ingredients together. Do not over stir the mixture. 
Spoon the batter into paper cases. Put one spoon of the batter then one teaspoon of cooled down custard and few white chocolate chips and cover with another layer of batter. Do not overload the paper cases, try to put no more then 3/4 full.
Bake for 15 minutes. until well risen. Place on wire rack to cool down.
In a meantime prepare white chocolate ganache to coat the muffins.

Ingredients for white chocolate ganache:
  • 50 ml milk
  • 50 ml cream
  • 100g white chocolate
  • some sugar sprinkles for decoration
Pour the milk and cream into sauce pan and heat them up stirring continuously. Gradually add the chocolate. Cook until get creamy, thick sauce. set aside and let it cool for a moment, stirring from time to time. When slightly cooled and thickened pour over each muffin. Sprinkle wit sugar sprinkles if desired. Enjoy !


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