Happy Valentine's Day!
So I know I said I wasn't going to do anything too big for the cheesy LURVE day. But I couldn't resist making these cute Jam filled Muffins. I found a cute little saying to go with the muffins (see here) and decided that I just had to do it for MrB for his lunch box.
The leftovers went to the office and I do believe they were a hit. A bit too sweet for a morning treat but very yummy and I would make these again.
For your Stud Muffin - Jam filled heart muffins
Yields 12 standard size muffins
2 cups cake flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1/3 cup canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup jam - i used strawberry but you can use mixed berry, raspberry or any red berry
1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup sugar
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Line a muffin tin with paper lines
Sift together flour, baking powder and sugar. Mix well.
Whisk together eggs, milk, oil and vanilla essence.
Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Mix well but do not overmix. Lumps are fine. You don't want to let the air out of the batter. If you overmix the muffins will be ahrd.
Pour batter into the prepared liners.
Bake for 18 -20 minutes or until the tops are nice and brown. Use a toothpick to test whether the muffins are done (toothpick will come out clear)
Remove from the oven and set on a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely.
Set up a dipping station - fill a saucer with the melted butter and a second saucer with the sugar.
Dip the top of each muffin in butter, shaking off the excess. Dip in the sugar. Repeat until all the muffins are done.
Using a heart shaped cookie cutter, cut into the top of each muffin. Push in firmly and wiggle to remove the heart. You should be left with a heart shaped hole and a piece of heart muffin. (MrB snacked on these!)
Fill the hearts with jam
I wrote messages of love on edible hearts.