Friday, February 17, 2012

Almond and dulce de leche muffins

Almond and dulce de leche muffins / Muffins de amêndoa e doce de leite

Besides being someone who watches the same movies over and over again I also purchase ingredients in excess, though I’ve been dealing with that a lot better lately (since the inventory decision). But when I saw some really good Argentinean dulce de leche for a great price at the supermarket I could not resist: I brought home three (very large) jars. After making the dulce de leche cake several times I still had some ddl left and it became the filling for these muffins, the same linzer muffins from the amazing Gourmet Today.

Almond and dulce de leche muffins / Muffins de amêndoa e doce de leite

Almond and dulce de leche muffins
slightly adapted from the great Gourmet Today

1 ½ cups (210g) all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups (150g) almond meal (finely ground almonds)
¾ cup (150g) superfine sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup (240ml) whole milk, room temperature
6 tablespoons (¾ stick/84g) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
about 1/3 cup thick dulce de leche
confectioners’ sugar for dusting

Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F. Butter a muffin pan with twelve 1/3 cup (80ml) capacity muffin cups.
Whisk together flour, almond meal, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Whisk together milk, butter, egg and vanilla extract in a small bowl, then stir into dry ingredients just until combined – do not overmix; batter should be lumpy.
Put 1 ½ tablespoons of batter into each muffin cup. Top each with 1 teaspoon dulce de leche. Divide remaining batter among cups. Bake until risen and golden and muffins pull away from edges of cups, about 15 minutes. Cool in pan on a rack 5 to 10 minutes, then turn out onto a rack. Dust with confectioners’ sugar before serving.

Makes 12


Janine said...

your first line sounds exactly like me - i watch the same movies and shows over and over again and i also make rash decisions when grocery shopping :/

love how you have used the dulce de leche here!

Abby said...

Those look so wonderful! And that second photo is simple and phenomenal.

I watch very few movies over and over. But two I can never resist: Steel Magnolias and Pride and Prejudice (with Keira!)

Sara said...

These look fantastic! Great flavors - I don't think I would have thought to combine almonds and dulce de leche, but sounds amazing!

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Lucy said...

These muffins combine two of my favourite ingredients - they sound gorgeous!

Laura (Tutti Dolci) said...

These muffins sound delectable - I love anything with dulce de leche!

Walkiria said...

yummi yummi, I loves muffings and so dulce de leche, Yours looks fantastic and delicious, I am copying your recipe.
a big hug for you all the way from Costa Rica.

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