Monday, January 27, 2020

Macaroon Muffins - #MuffinMonday

Have you ever envisioned yourself on a baking show? I know I'd be a horrible contestant for a variety of reasons. The biggest one being that I'm really slow in the kitchen. But I'm sure it would be tons of fun. Maybe Nailed It would be my jam? Impossible decorations in too little time? I'm currently watching Great British Bake Off Stand Up to Cancer. Lots of disasters but lots of fun.

What would your ideal show be?

Welcome to another Muffin Monday. I made a vague promise to blog more this year and participate more in blogging groups. We will see how it goes. Lack of ingredients often throw me. (Ugh! Now I remember that I didn't hunt for rye.)

My first post for the year is essentially a coconut filled muffin. The original recipe was chocolate but it didn't seem chocolatey enough. Afterwards I realised that a chocolate muffin would showcase the coconut filling more. Next time.

Below the recipe you'll see the other muffin recipes for this month.

Macaroon Muffins


1 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup condensed milk
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 cup milk
1/4 cup oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract


Preheat oven to 425 F. Line a muffin tin with muffin liners.
Mix the ingredients for the filling and set aside.
Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together.
In a separate bowl mix the remaining ingredients.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix gently until just combined. Some lumps are expected. Don't overmix.

Fill each muffin well a third of the way. Top with 2 teaspoons of the filling. Cover with the remaining batter.

Bake 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

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  1. Love the flavor profile of these muffins. My show of choice would be Master Chef, only because you seem to get more time than on the other shows.

  2. I would be a terrible contestant too because I am not the best at actually following a recipe, even if I wrote it myself. Other ideas occur to me as I cook or bake and, with the time constraint, I think that would end poorly. Meanwhile, love the filling with coconut and condensed milk in your muffins! That sweet bite would be a lovely surprise!

    1. P.S. If you can't find rye flour in the shops, visit a bakery and ask if you can buy some. I had the same issue in Dubai and a worker bee in the bakery section of my local grocery store was happy to sell me some. Turned out way cheaper than a packaged bag (when I finally saw those back on the shelves) because he just chose a random price out of the air. Because they don't usually sell flour. :)

  3. I work pretty fast and do okay thinking on my feet for a show but the crux of it is that even though I have a big mouth, I am way too shy to do well on camera, especially if there was an audience. And let me say there is nothing wrong with a double coconut, even if chox and coconut are great. You'll have to go on to making a coconut filled raspberry muffin too, Zinger style. And if you let your blogging friends goad you on this way, you'll end up doing a show on muffins (which is a good thing too!) <3

  4. Love this combination! I don't know if I could ever be on a show - I love watching them, but have no interest in being critiqued publicly... I'm pretty sure I don't have the right personality type for it!

  5. I'd like to think that I'd be a fast enough thinker to do Chopped, but I'd most likely do best on the Great British Bake Off because they can practice 2 of the 3 challenges.

  6. After watching one of my favorite blogger friends compete on the Great American Baking show and get eliminated right away, there is no way I could compete! Plus I'm way too slow! Give me a sourdough contest where you have all day and overnight rises, and I might consider it, lol!