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Hazelnut Muffins with Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Topping
Hazelnut Muffins with Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Topping
Method

For the muffins

  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Beat the egg whites in a mixer with the whisk attachment, until you create a meringue, but don’t make it too stiff.
  • Transfer to a bowl.
  • Without cleaning out the mixer’s bowl, beat the sugar, butter and honey in the mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Remove mixing bowl from stand, add the flour and finely ground hazelnuts and fold with a spatula until completely combined.
  • Add 1/3 of the meringue and mix well with spatula.
  • Add the rest of the meringue in 2 batches, gently folding with the spatula.
  • Do NOT overmix so that you don’t lose the meringue’s volume.
  • Transfer to 10-15 muffin tins that have been lined with cupcake liners.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes, until you insert a toothpick and it comes out dry and clean.
  • When ready, remove from oven and set aside to cool completely.

For the chocolate hazelnut mousse

  • Melt the chocolate in a bain marie or microwave.
  • Let it cool to about body temperature…..37* C (98* F).
  • In the meantime, beat the heavy cream and vanilla in a mixer using the whisk attachment, until it becomes a nice and thick whipped cream.
  • To the melted chocolate, add 1/3 of the whipped cream and vigorously stir with a spatula until completely incorporated. It is important for the chocolate to have cooled so that the whipped cream doesn’t split from the heat.
  • Then add the chocolate-cream mixture to the rest of the whipped cream and gently fold with a spatula.
  • Transfer mixture to a piping bag and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes before piping it over the muffins.
  • When ready, pipe the mousse nicely over the muffins and dust with icing sugar.
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Nutritional
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Nutrition information per 100 gr.

419
Calories (kcal)
21 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

28.6
Total Fat (g)
41 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

14.7
Saturated Fat (g)
73 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

32.3
Total Carbs (g)
12 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

27.6
Sugars (g)
31 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

6.6
Protein (g)
13 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

3.1
Fibre (g)
12 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.11
Sodium (g)
2 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.