Cauliflower tree muffin

Cauliflower tree muffin

I love when the dish makes you smile and this one certainly does. I have adopted this dish for kids needs from original recipe of Honey and Co. It works this way perfectly as well. Try, to see the face of your little one when you show him that there is a tree inside the muffin. Priceless.

Makes 6-7 tiny muffins size “mini” , 2cm high, 3 cm base. I use the the silicon cases but should not be a problem with a traditional ones.

For the cauliflower

1/2 small head of cauliflower
3 cups of water

For the muffin batter
90 g flour
1/4  teaspoon baking powder                                                                                                                                                                                   1/2 teaspoon turmeric
A pinch of white pepper
2 eggs
75 g unsalted butter, melted

Method

1) Melt your butter and set aside. Break the cauliflower into small florets, making sure there are fitting nicely into the muffin cases.  Bring the water to boil, place cauliflower in it and boil until soft (this will take 5–7 minutes). Cauliflower should not brake up during cooking. Drain well and set side.

2) Preheat the oven to 170 C. Mix the flower, baking powder, turmeric and white pepper together. Add the eggs and use a spoon or spatula to mix until combined, then slowly mix in the melted butter and fold until it has all been incorporated. It ends up as very thick paste.

3) Place a teaspoon of batter in the center of each muffin case and stand a whole floret stem-down in each. Cover with batter to fill the molds to the top. Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.

Bon mini apetite!

Marta

 

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