Monster Muffins

These fuzzy little monster muffins are a real creative treat

 

What You'll Need

  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 100g blueberries
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tablespoons blueberry or plain yoghurt
  • 115mls sunflower oil
  • 150mls milk

Decorating

  • 500g Vanilla frosting/icing
  • 500g White ready to roll icing / white fondant
  • Green gel food colouring
  • Black food colouring or black edible food colouring pen
  • Liquorice rope
  • 24 soft mints
  • 12 spaghetti sticks

Equipment

  • Muffin tray
  • 12 muffin paper cases
  • Sieve
  • Mixing bowl
  • Weighing scales
  • Fork
  • Teaspoon and tablespoons
  • Zip lock freezer bag
  • Small scissors
  • Wire rack
  • Cotton bud /Q tip

How to Do It

Let's Bake

  1. 1Line a 12 whole muffin tray with paper cases. Preheat the oven to 180oC
  2. 2Sieve flour and baking power into a lager bowl.Then add them and all remaining ingredients to the mixture.
    Gently stir everything together with a fork, the mixture should still look lumpy.
  3. 3Divide mix evenly between the paper cases and bake for 25mins. Allow to cool
  4. 4Make up the icing/frosting. Put the vanilla frosting into a bowl. Add a small amount of green food colouring to the vanilla frosting. Mix well until all the frosting is an even green colour. Fill a zip lock freezer bag with the frosting and close the bag.
  5. 5Take a small amount of the green gel colouring and add it into the white ready to roll icing. Knead until the icing is an even green colour
  6. 6To make the fuzzy hair - Cut a small corner off the freezer bag. Begin piping, put the end of the freezer bag towards the top of the muffin, squeeze and pull the icing down towards the paper case. Do this the whole way around the muffin until it is completely covered.
  7. 7To make the eyes – Take a little piece of roll out icing, roll it into a ball and flatten it out slightly, stick a mint in the middle. Place the cotton bud in the black food colouring and then place it in the middle of the mint. Put the eyes on the top of the muffin.
  8. 8To make the arms – Take two pieces of green roll out icing and roll into a sausage shape. Slightly flatten out one end, then cut it 3 time with a scissors to make fingers. Stick some dry spaghetti into the arm and then put that into the muffin either side of the eyes.
  9. 9To make the mouth – Cut small V shapes in some liquorice rope and then put it on the fuzzy monster muffins.

Science Bites

Science behind over mixing a muffin…

Over mixing causes too much gluten to develop making the muffin tough, dens
e and when cut open appears to have lots of tunnels. But let’s look inside the muffin to see what’s really going on. When overmixed batter is baked, gases have difficulty escaping from it. Thick gluten walls prevent muffins letting off steam. The gases build up and the pressure forces them to escape leaving tunnels or very large air pockets in the muffins.

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