Who doesn't love some sweet yellow muffins with a cup of strong hot coffee for breakfast? It's definitely one of the simplest and easiest recipes that I've ever tried and they're good for almost everything, a sweet breakfast, a cosy afternoon coffee, a small gift for a friend, just anything. You can frost them or dust them with some icing sugar or dip them in a chocolate ganache or eat them just like that when they're fresh from out of the oven.
Simple Semolina Muffins
makes 12 regular size muffins or one medium size round cake
1 cup yellow semolina
1 cup milk or buttermilk
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
10 Tabsp vegetable oil
2 tsp baking powder
(optional: about 1 cup of raisins, chopped nuts, fresh berries, dried apricots, softened poppy seeds, seasonal fruits cut in small pieces, ...)
Line 12 muffin moulds with paper cups or line a medium size round baking pan with baking paper. Combine semolina with milk in a large bowl and let sit for at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 180C. Whisk the semolina milk mixture and beat in the oil. In another bowl beat the eggs together with sugar until light and bubbly for about 3 minutes. Add to the semolina mixture and whisk well. Sieve over flour and baking powder and quickly beat in. (Add 1 cup of an ingredient you like mentioned above.) Fill the batter in the 12 muffin cups and bake for about 25 - 30 minutes until done. If you use this recipe for a cake it might take another 10 minutes in the oven.