Saturday, March 29, 2008

My Blog Sitter, and a MB Entry!

Since I'm away at George Brown for school today, I've assigned a rather furry creature by the name of Bitt to blog-sit for me today, and he requested to be sent into Peanut Butter Etouffee's Food Bloggy Pets of the Month event in payment!

...looks like he's laying down on the job a little, doesn't he? Well, I'm a good boss, so he's still going to be sent in. He's been assigned to night patrol from now on, though!!

Now, for the foodage... The Master Baker event is coming around again, and the theme for this turn is Easter Candy! With the abundance of half-price Peeps, Mini Eggs and jelly beans out there though, I figured I would go a bit more upscale with my use of an Easter gift from one of my friends, Georgiana: coconut cream truffles!

Since they're quick and simple to whip off for a snack emergency, I figured what better to do for Master Baker than a fancified muffin, centered with the decadent truffle? Well, taking my basic vanilla muffin mix, I added some coconut shreds, coconut extract and chopped peanuts before shoving one of the rich dark chocolate morsels in the centre of each muffin cup. 20 minutes at 400F later and voila, Coco-Peanut Trufflekins!

Coco-Peanut Trufflekins
Makes 6
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp cornstarch
3 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
3 tablespoons buttermilk
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
6 coconut truffles
  1. Stir all ingredients but truffles together until just blended and still slightly lumpy.
  2. Push truffles halfway into the batter-filled cups.
  3. Bake in greased tins 20-25 minutes at 400F, unmould immediately and cool on wire racks.

Amount Per Serving
Calories: 244.6
Total Fat: 10.5 g
Cholesterol: 1.6 mg
Sodium: 13.1 mg
Total Carbs: 35.5 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.5 g
Protein: 4.8 g

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

ha Bitties curlin up to Tweed lol recipe and blog are amazing... and i almost messaged u asing if u went to class but u answer it in ur first sentence so its all good lol hope to see more posts soo and i am loving all your recipes

Anonymous said...

the muffins had the cooliest take ever and i sort of ate them right away.. but hey it says the baker who made them is incredible * wink wink*