Monday, February 22, 2021

Churro Mini Muffins - #MuffinMonday

Churro Mini Muffins

One of things I miss about living in the U.S. is visiting the mall food court.  The Miami International Mall had a Churro Mania. Deep fried goodness topped with cinnamon sugar, chocolate, condensed milk, or even Nutella. All delicious.  

My mini muffins are mimicking some churros as best as they can - alas, they aren't fried. I went with some cinnamon sugar and and some condensed milk. 

As always, scroll down to find the other muffins we have for you this Monday. 

Churro Mini Muffins
Yield: 20 mini muffins



1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup oil
1teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup sugar 
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Condensed milk


Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a mini muffin pan or grease it well.

Whisk flour, baking powder and salt. 
In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, sugar, milk, oil and vanilla. 

Pour into the flour mixture. Gently combine until there are no streaks of flour. The batter is thick and you may have some lumps. Don't overmix.

Scoop into the prepared muffin wells and bake 12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in a muffin comes out clean.

Cool completely. 

For cinnamon sugar coated muffins, dip the muffins into melted butter. Then toss in a mix of the cinnamon and sugar. 
For condensed milk ones, simply drizzle as much condensed milk as you like. The condensed milk does soak into the muffin. 

Muffin Monday

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Jerk Chicken Sausage Pizza #BreadBakers

This month the Bread Bakers are serving up pizza. Scroll down to see all the recipes. Thanks for hosting, Karen

For this pizza, I wanted to try a new pizza crust recipe. I opted for King Arthur Flour's recipe and didn't read the full recipe before I started. Don't do that people!  While the ingredient ratios are relatively similar to others that I've seen, the directions are different.

 I could have skipped the fuss but I decided to try it. Oh, I did skip the first rise room temperature. I was supposed to let it rise and then refrigerate overnight. But I completely forgot and tossed it straight into the fridge after kneading. Even with the extra waiting and proofing and parbaking, I think I'd try this recipe again. I do want to add some flavour to my crust though.

Jerk Chicken Sausage Pizza

Dough (2 12 inch pizzas)
360 grams flour
2 teaspoons of instant yeast
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons oil
198g to 255g water

Toppings (per 12 inch pizza)
1/2 cup pizza sauce
2 cups cheese
1 jerk sausage, thinly sliced (or as much as you like!)


Combine all the ingredients starting with the lower amount of water especially if you're in a humid climate.  Knead for 4 to 5 minutes. You want a dough that sticks a bit to the bottom of the bowl.  

Refrigerate overnight or up to 24 hours. 

Remove from the fridge and divide  into two. You can freeze one piece if you desire. Gently pat the dough into a circle. Don't use a rolling pin. Let the dough rest for 15 minutes. 

Spray a baking pan and drizzle it with a bit of oil. 

Place the dough in the pan and continue to gently stretch into a 12 inch round. Don't fight the dough. Let it rest for another 15 minutes and then try again. 

Allow the dough to rest covered at room temperature for 90 minutes or until puffy. 

Preheat the oven to 450 F. 

Bake the dough for 8 minutes on the lower rack. You don't want it to start browning just to set.  

Remove from the oven and add the toppings. 

Bake 10 - 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and the crust is browned to your liking. 

Note: Parbaked crusts can also be frozen. See the original recipe for more information about handling this dough. 

#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all our lovely bread by following our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated after each event on the #BreadBakers home page. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.