Sunday, July 15, 2007

Nigella's Snickers and Peanut-Butter Muffins

There are times when things are there for a reason. Just like Nigella's: How To Be A Domestic Goddess' Children Section. I'm now rather certain that the baked goods in that section are targeted at and ONLY at children.

I thought it would be fun to try out her recipe calling for peanut-butter and snickers bars. Yes, actual snickers bars. What could go wrong? Chunky Peanut Butter and Chocolate Caramel and nuts.

Well... perhaps Children are the only ones who can appreciate this... with immature blatant taste buds... wait what am I saying? Perhaps only American and English kids would love this. Afterall, they seem to enjoy having spoonfuls of peanut butter much more than Asian kids. Or perhaps it's me the 'adult' whose tastes are a little too sensitive to this much peanut butter at one go.

Anyways, the recipe isn't a flop. It did what it was supposed to do, it rose and it bubbled where the chopped snicker bars lay. It was just... too much peanut butter at a go. It's muffin-like, meaning not too sweet but the peanut butter just packs a punch. Even if I reduced the peanut butter further, erm... maybe I should wait overnight to see how the muffins go with colleagues and over a cup of coffee at least. Her recipe is as follows:

(Adapted from Nigella Lawson's: How To Be A Domestic Goddess)
Snickers and Peanut-Butter Muffins
250 gms plain flour
160 gms Crunchy Peanut Butter
140 gms chopped Snicker Bars (Original Recipe: 3 x 64gms bar)
85 gms Golden Castor Sugar
60 gms melted unsalted butter
180 gms Milk
1 Large Egg
1.5 tsp Baking Powder
Pinch of Salt

1) Mix flour, sugar, baking power and salt
2) Incorporate Peanut Butter till crumb-like
3) Pour slightly cooled melted butter into egg and milk, mix.
4) Pour wet ingredients to dry and gently incorporate together
5) Add chopped snicker bars
6) Pour into muffin cases and bake at 200 Degree Celsius (I baked at 170-185 degree celsius because my oven seems to burn most things if I follow most temperatures to the T)

Yields 12.

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