240ml (8 ½ floz) milk
20g (3/4oz) instant espresso powder
80g (3oz) unsalted butter, softened
280g (10oz) caster sugar
240g (8 ½ oz) plain flour
1 tbsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
2 large eggs (extra large for USA residents)
Pre-heat oven 190C/375F/gas mark 5. Prepare your muffin tin with cases.
Lightly warm the milk, without boiling, and dissolve the espresso powder in it.
Beat the butter, sugar, flour, b.powder, and salt on a low speed until the consistency resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Whisk the milk mixture and eggs together.
Pour 3-quarters of the mixture into the dry ingredients combine on a low speed.
Increase speed to medium until smooth and thick, pour in the rest of the milk mixture and mix until smooth.
Fill your muffin cases ¾ full and bake for 18-20 minutes
50ml (1 ¾ oz) whole milk
16g ( ½ oz) instant espresso powder
500g (1lb 2oz) icing sugar
160g (5 ½ oz) unsalted butter, softened
Like before, slightly warm the milk and dissolve the espresso powder and set aside to cool completely.
Using an electric whisk or freestanding mixer with the paddle attachment on a low speed combine the icing sugar and butter until sandy in consistency.
Slowly start to add the milk mixture, once it’s all mixed in increase speed to high until light and fluffy.