Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cthuluffins

Cthuloid muffins with lemon filling. You need:
100 g butter
200 g flour
100 g sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
1 large egg
milk
food colouring
lemon curd / lemon marmelade / lemon juice
icing sugar
this will be enough for about 12 muffins, depending on the size of muffin cups you use

Stir everything but the lemon curd and the food colouring together in a bowl until you have a smooth, gooey batter. Add the food colouring until the batter has the colour of choice, I think green goes best with Cthuluffins. Be generous, the baking will pale the colour a bit.
Fill 1 tablespoon into muffin cups, then add a teaspoon of lemon curd. Cover with another tablespoon of dough. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 175°C (convection/hot-air fan oven).


If you use lemon juice, drip 1-3 tablespoon of juice over the freshly baked muffins and let them sit for a while. The juice will give the whole muffin a nice lemony taste.


When the muffins have cooled off, decorate them. Add very little water and food colouring to the icing sugar until you have a glue-like paste. Don't make it too runny or you'll end up with Shoggoths instead of Cthulhus. I used a brush to apply the blob that makes the head and a wooden shashlik skewer for the tentacles. Let the first layer dry a bit before you add the eyes.
Taddaa: Cthuluffins (and one Shoggoffin)

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