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Mini Brown Sugar Muffins with Coffee Glaze

I have always had the impression that muffins in general are practical breakfast items. Unlike their petite counterpart, Miss Cupcake with her fancy dress-ups, muffins are effortless, and they are also ready in no time at all.

But sometimes, practicality can be boring. Yet, with the time constraints imposed on the everyday morning rush, practicality is indispensable.

So u can pretty much imagine my delight when i saw these muffins from daily delicious. I think these muffins make good compromises between practicality and boring. 

Muffins with coffee glaze.

I love how glazes dry up. They are fuss free and they are no-smudge. You dont have to worry about getting them all over your hands, or your face. or your hair. 

 You can also pretty much muck around with them anyway you want, like stack them up.

LOL.

I also love how easy glazes come together. With this, some instant coffee gets dissolved in some hot water, to which icing sugar is added into the mixture to get them into that drizzling consistency. No heavy whipping required here, in fact, i managed to get everything incorporated just by a whisk of my fork (not even a balloon whisk).

Glazes aside, these muffins are also wonderfully moist and soft. And i think it has got to do with the the brown sugar, which is known to attract more moisture than the regular white.

I am also fancying the petite sizes these nuggets come in. They appear innocous and are warm in inviting the strictest of the dieters.

But of course that doesnt guarantee that you will be able to stop at one!

Taken from Daily Delicious
110g …………………………. Cake flour
1½tsp ………………………. Baking powder
60g …………………………… Unsalted butter
50g …………………………… Brown sugar
1 ……………………………….. Egg
45g ……………………………. Crème Fraîche
½tbsp ……………………….. Honey
…………………………………… A pinch of salt
Coffee glaze
30g ……………………………. Icing sugar
⅓ tsp …………………………. Instant coffee granule
1tbsp ………………………… Hot water
Preheat the oven to 170°C 
Put paper case in 14 mini muffin pans.
Sift cake flour and baking powder together, set aside.

Beat butter salt and sugar together until light in color, add the egg, beat to combine.
Pour the honey into the butter and beat to combine. 
Add the flour to the butter in 3 parts, alternating with the Crème Fraîche
Divide the batter into prepared pans.
Bake for 15-17 minutes or golden and spring when touch lightly.
Let the muffin cool on a wire rack.
Mix the hot water and instant coffee granule together, add the icing sugar and stir to combine.
Drizzle over the muffin and serve with a smile^^.

Makes about 14 mini muffins
  1. March 10, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I love how you drizzle the coffee glaze over the muffins, so pretty!🙂

  2. anabela pereira
    March 10, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    The look is beautifull, thks for the recipe🙂

  3. j3ss kitch3n
    March 10, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    oh my the glaze is truly beautiful!

  4. March 11, 2011 at 1:17 am

    That coffee glaze looks amazing! These muffins sound truly delicious!

  5. March 11, 2011 at 3:18 am

    The muffins look scrumptious!!!

  6. March 11, 2011 at 4:33 am

    That is the cutest thing I have ever seen! It looks even more delicious!

  7. March 12, 2011 at 8:57 am

    I love how you glazed it!

  8. March 26, 2011 at 7:30 am

    so adorable. great job!!!

  9. March 26, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    and you have me sold……now a subscriber:)

  10. April 5, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    those are adorable and I am sure they taste great as well!

  11. Serena
    January 13, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Great pics!!!! They look fantastic!I just love the combination of brown sugar and honey. With Baci di dama, (my favorite cookies) these two ingredients blend perfectly with hazelnuts and chocolate. Do you know Baci di Dama cookies? http://foodfulife.wordpress.com Thank you for sharing your wonderful work!

  12. Lissa
    May 2, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Lin, can creme fraiche be altered with plain yoghurt? Or must it be sour creme?

  1. March 11, 2011 at 3:26 am

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