Baked Puffins with my younger sister yesterday. Supposed to have done it last Tuesday but couldn't find the time especially now I am busy with Zoo commitments and other stuffs as well. This baked pancake batter, or what I would affectionately referred to as Puffins are Bakerella inspired. I do agree with my sister that the puffin tasted rather bland if you leave out the chocolate chips. You ended up needing more maple syrup to soak it in to make it taste good. But with chocolate chips added to it, and lotsa of them I mean, it ended up tasting fabulous and fantastic. No one complained. I did not. Aaron did not. We just gulped all 12 into our stomach for brunch!
Mini Puffins with Honey and Mini Chocolate Chips (Bakerella Inspired)
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
Whisk the above well. You can sift them if you want, I couldn't be bothered.
1/2 egg, beaten
1 tbsp honey
1/3 cup milk + 1 tsp lemon juice (let it curdle and sit for 15 mins before using)
1 tbsp melted butter
Mix the above well and whisk it into the dry mixture. Whisk till lump free and toss in 1/4 cup of mini chocolate chips into it. Spoon just over 1 teaspoon of the mixture into well greased mini muffin pan and bake it in a preheated oven at 180°C for just 8 to 9 mins. I did exactly 10 mins to be safe and because my oven is half kooky and half lunatic.
Cool slightly and remove them from pan. You might need a toothpick to run through the edges if they are sticking a little. For all you know, they are healthy little gem with just 1 tbsp of melted buttter and 1 tbsp of honey in them.
I like these. I will make them again soon. Thanks for having fun with me in the kitchen Sue though you are exactly 3,553 miles away from me in terms of distance and you are baking these in the comfort of our home kitchen and I have to churn these babies in a flimsy oven.
I had fun and I hope you too did!