Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Afro Muffin: Winner and Recipe!

Thank you everyone who entered the Afro Muffin Tshirt Giveaway. You all gave me wonderful flavour ideas and I wish I had a tshirt for each one of you, but the lucky winner is:

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers: 17

And #17 is Lisa! Congratulations girl! Email me your address and the tshirt will be on its way to New Jersey soon!

The main ideas for flavours for the ultimate Afro Muffin were chocolate, coffee, ginger, peanuts and rice, so I decided to combine all this flavours and came up with this goofy looking, but delicious muffin shaped treat!

It's a Double chocolate rice crispy treat filled with a coffee brownie, topped with ginger ganache and a peanut moustache (just like the tshirt had). Is that Afro enough for you?

AFRO MUFFIN

(me, Alton Brown, Kellogg's and all that left comments in this post)

  1. Make the brownies adding the expresso powder with the flour. Bake on mini muffin tins if you have them or cut round shapes from a tray, smaller than a muffin tin (like in the picture above).
  2. Make the rice crispy treats (I made mine on the microwave), but add the chocolate (chips or a bar chopped) to the butter and marshmallows, until all melted and before adding the cereal.
  3. Make the ganache adding the ginger powder (or grated fresh ginger if you prefer) to the cream.
  4. To assemble: Lightly butter or spray with oil regular size muffin tins and your hands. Working fast, so the rice crispy treat don't get hard, shape about 2 tbsp of it in the muffin tins, covering the bottom and sides, as if it was a tart crust, leaving space for the little brownie cup. Place brownie and press to glue. Get more about 2 tbsp rice crispy treats and place on top of the brownie, covering the all surface and giving the typical rounded muffin top. Leave it to dry. Remove from the muffin tin, top with a dollop of ginger ganache. I've used half of a peanut for the moustache and an orange smartie cut in half for the eyes.

Got it? I felt bad cutting the little fellow in half, but I had to show you the inside. They were really good! But really, can you go wrong with brownies, rice crispy treats and more chocolate? I don't think so...

Even if you didn't win the Muffin tshirt, you can allways eat a lot of these to get your own Muffin top!

71 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

CONGRATULATIONS TO LISA!!! That Afro Muffin is so cute!! :0D

The Blonde Duck said...

They're so cute! I love them!

mesa para 4 said...

Ficaram lindos lindos... beijinhos

Prudy said...

Love those muffins and the picture with all the arrows. Congrats to lucky Lisa!

1215656559s20768 said...

These look WONDERFUL!

Katrina said...

Bummer, I didn't win. Yeah, for Lisa! And dang, that rice crispy brownie afro dude thing looks YUMMY!

Jeanine said...

How cute is that?? Love it!

Dhanggit said...

i didn't win again...snif snif... :-( that afro muffin is so adorable and yummy hehehe i love it!

hot garlic said...

Congrats Lisa, wear it with pride! Cute little afro muffins!

Maria said...

Yeah for Lisa!! I love the Afro Muffin! He is a cutie for sure!

Ben said...

LOL Nice, That is a gorgeous Afro muffin :-p

FFichiban said...

Hee hee they are kawaiinot for me and they sound super rich and tasty mmmm!

Dawn said...

That is perfect! I love it. Congrats to Lisa, I know she'll rock that shirt.

Lisa said...

Wow, this looks great! And thank you! I will email you my sddress late today.

Alexa said...

What a fun treat... My kids would love to bite into these cute sweets.

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Those had me in stiches as soon as I saw them. Funny and tasty - that's a great dessert combination.

Ingrid said...

Congrats, to Lisa! Groovy Afro Muffin "man", LOL!
~ingrid

Reeni said...

Congrat Lisa! Love the muffin, YUM!! It looks soooo good!!!

alexandra's kitchen said...

that is awesome! too freaking cute!

Heather said...

ooooohhhhhh that looks gooooood!!

Ivy said...

Very cute cupcake! I love the rice krispy on top. :)

Yay for Lisa!

Tanya said...

Congrats to Lisa! Those little cakes are so cute! I love rice crispy treats and if it includes chocolate and a brownie, it's even better.

anudivya said...

Those are so cute! Way too cute to eat... :)
First time here on your lovely blog.

Jodie said...

lol- that muffin is so cute. I love it!

Shreya said...

congrats, Lisa. The Afro Muffin looks perfect. Wish I could have a bite!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

I bet these are so tasty! I love the contrasting textures!

Mão na Massa said...

Olá

Vai ao meu blog tenho lá uma coisa para ti

Sharon said...

Congrats Lisa! The muffin cracks me up. I could laugh all day looking at the picture :)

Jaime said...

mmmmm!!! that looks so good! i love RK treats!

Darius T. Williams said...

I totally love the way this has been put together! totally!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Bridgett said...

Ohh, I would love to try that chocolate ginger ganache!

Dee said...

Ooh, I'm definitely going to nick the kiddo's cornflake stash for these! Congratulations to Lisa *she says between gritted teeth* ;)

Adam said...

Yup, def won the chocolate and goofy award, you were right! Weird thing though, they REALLY look like afro cupcakes. I swear I hear the Shaft music playing right now...

Maggie said...

Yum! I totally see a brownie/krispy treat combo in my near future.

Jenny said...

Congrats Lisa!! I love the cute muffins, they are just perfect. I'll have to show my boys tomorrow.

Liz said...

Ha, that is too funny! And the best part is, I'm sure he tastes as good as he looks. Your creativity is impressive, as always.

noble pig said...

That's way Afro, I love it!

morgana said...

¡¡¡ Qué original !!! Congratulations to the winner. ;-)

cookemila said...

como me gustan estos muffins afro.....me copio la idea ya mismo que puede dar mucho juego combinando el arroz inflado y el chocolate de colores....ay que ideas mas buenisismas que tienes

Robin Sue said...

That is some muffin! Amazing Lisa!

Kate / Kajal said...

a true winner ... how original n so creative !

Lisa magicsprinkles said...

I love those muffinz! So cute!

Mari Azevedo said...

Ai q fofinhos esses muffins afro... =D
Rita, adoro teu blog e tuas receitas... criei meu bloguinho ontem, inspirada por tantas foodies maravilhosas como você.
Vou te linkar, e continuarei vir a te vistiar, agora, sempre comentando.
Um super beijo

Mari

Cakespy said...

Totally bitchin'! I love afro muffin! Actually it kind of looks like my dear Mr. Cakespy in a strange way: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cakespy/2615506937/

Kristen said...

Oh my gosh - that is such a fantastic dessert! Yum!
Congratulations Lisa!

Sophie said...

Sheesh, I've been so busy I totally missed that give-away! Another fun recipe, what neat ingredients :D.

Lore said...

Oh WOW and WOW, they turned out really really well. Even if I'm more of a savoury addict, my taste buds have been activated by these inviting pics. YUMMO!

monica said...

Esses muffins ficaram muito engraçados!
Congratulations to the winner!

Beijinhos

Emiline said...

Noooooo. I wanted to win.

These look great! They look like they're for Halloween. I want some.

CECIL said...

I don't know how you come up with all these ideas!! So cute!

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Kevin said...

That cupcake look great!

Vera said...

How cute it is! or... he is :)

Mobula said...

Felicidades a la ganadora!!!! Y este afro muffin habrá que probarlo porque se ve realmente apetecible y divertido. Que original!!!

ana

Gloria said...

Congrats to the winner!sniff!sniff! hey I like the Afrom Muffin!!Look so nice and lovely recipe! xGloria

Big Boys Oven said...

wow an awesome muffin, looks ingenious!

kellypea said...

Absolutely cute! I'm always amazed by people's fun creativity. Congrats!

Zen Chef said...

Rita you're so good at all this stuff.. now can you design a muffin that looks like me pleaaaseee? :-P

Congrats to the winner!

Zita said...

WOW! that' one cool muffin!!!

Joanna said...

I've never seen something so beautiful! i love that little muffin. That is such a creative masterpiece. You should sell them from your blog. I'd buy some.

chefectomy said...

Who knew an afro would be so well diagramed? Very funny CC.

ovenhaven said...

That Afro Muffin is too cute!!! Love your creation :)

Ann said...

LOVE the afro muffin - so creative, as usual. Your brain must be a fun place to live, I swear...

Brittany said...

Those look SO GOOD! Chocolate and rice krispy goodness. I'm there.

Cakebrain said...

har har! what a character that afro muffin is... I like the cross-section pic!

Maris said...

This sounds SO unbelievably creative. I could never think of something like that. I hope they were tasty, to boot!

Jude said...

That's awesome. brownie-filled rice krispy treat? Fun!

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Wow...Afro Muffin having chocolate, coffee, ginger, peanuts and rice. Thats a nice combination and quite innovative..well done clumbsy cookie !

Mike of Mike's Table said...

That looks like a real treat. And lol, nicely put together and decorated!

Eathan said...

I'm not a big fan of chocolate...but I love this... It looks awesome.

Dazy said...

These muffins are awfully mouth-watering! And would keep me busy in the kitchen, again. My cousins are going to visit our place next week. I think this would be just perfect for them and these muffins sound so tasty.