“Pangkabuhayan” food idea. This is a wildly popular baked goody sold by Real Coffee in Boracay. I’m sure it would also capture the hearts and taste buds of Filipinos everywhere. Something that I know would easily sell and also super easy to make. In fact, I even had an epiphany, Filipinos are accustomed to sour foods. Reason for our eternal love affair with “sinigang”. So any food that is flavored with “pangasim” will surely be a hit.
The first time I tasted the muffin was love at first bite. There is no denying the Calamansi tartness emanating from it. I like that it’s not too dense. Has the right amount of sweet and tart for me, but some would probably like it to be more tart. Perfect accompaniment to your favorite beverage. And don’t go double the Calamansi juice unless you want to pucker after each bite.
CALAMANSI MUFFINS (Real coffee Boracay Inspired)
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup whole milk
2-3 tablespoon Calamansi juice
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a another bowl, combine milk and Calamansi juice in a bowl. Set aside.
In a third bowl, whisk butter and sugar using an electric mixer for about 2-3 minutes.
Add eggs one by one and mix well.
Add in milk mixture and flour mixture. Mix everything until well blended, but never never over mix if you don’t to ruin the fluffiness of your muffin.
Pour mixture in greased muffin pans. You can also line it first with paper cups.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 18-23 minutes.