Saturday, 15 October 2011

Pink Fairy Muffins

Fairy Muffins

This was another treat for the girls during the holidays. They are into Pearlie the park fairy so were quite excited when I told them we were going to make fairy muffins instead of the usual fairy bread. We made this together and they had fun frosting the muffins and eating the icing and 100s & 1000s along the way.

We added the 100s & 1000s in the batter hoping we can see those colourful dots when we cut the muffins but as expected they melted and we can only see faint colours. I think they still look pretty though. If you don't want to ice them, just sprinkle some 100s & 1000s  on top of the muffins before you bake them. I think they look quite pretty even without the icing.

Fairy muffins without icing

Pink Fairy Muffins 

Makes 12 muffins

1 1/2 cups (220 gr) self raising flour
1/2 cup (115 gr) caster sugar
2 tbsp 100s & 1000s

2 eggs
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup cooking oil
1 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/4 cups icing sugar
3 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
a few drops pink/red food colouring
100s & 1000s

  • Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F) and place muffin papers in muffin tins or grease muffin tins well with butter.
  • Mix the dry ingredients except 100s & 1000s.
  • Combine all the wet ingredients in a separate bowl and whisk lightly.
  • Pour into flour mixture and stir with a fork until just combined. Do not overmix.
  • Add the 100s & 1000s and mix lightly
  • Spoon the batter equally into muffin tins. 
  • Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until skewers come out clean.
  • Let cool before icing them.
  • To make the icing, stir milk into sugar then add vanilla extract and colouring. You want it to be a bit thick so it is easier to ice the muffins. Add more milk or sugar until you have the consistency you want.
  • Enjoy.