Valentine's Muffins with NUTELLA® and walnuts
for 12 muffins/6 portions
Set the oven to 180°C. Grease and flour 2 x 6.5 cm diameter muffin trays. Remove the skin from the walnut kernels and break the seeds into small pieces. Melt the butter then cool it down. In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: the mixture of flours, the sugar, the walnuts, the baking powder, a pinch of salt. Beat the egg with a whisk, then add the milk and the cooled melted butter. Combine the liquid mixture with the dry mixture. Gently mix, but not for long, until the flour is all wet: the dough needs to stay slightly grainy.
Fill the moulds three-quarters full with tablespoons of dough, and then put them into the oven for approximately 20-25 minutes or until the muffins have risen fully and are golden in colour on the surface.
Open the oven. Let the muffins rest in the moulds for 5 minutes, then remove them and place them on a cooling rack to cool down. Add blobs of Nutella® to affix the sugar decorations with, and present the muffins with designs based on butterflies, hearts or flowers.