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Habek Mint Muffins Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 1 cup milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
- 1/4 cup chopped habanero peppers

Special equipment needed:
- Muffin tin
- Muffin liners
- Mixing bowls
- Whisk
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Oven

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a muffin tin with muffin liners.

2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

3. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the melted butter, milk, eggs, and vanilla extract.

4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

5. Fold in the chopped mint leaves and habanero peppers.

6. Spoon the batter into the muffin liners, filling each about 2/3 full.

7. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

8. Remove the muffins from the oven and let them cool in the muffin tin for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

- Time:
Preparation time: 15 minutes
- Cooking time: 18-20 minutes
- 375°F (190°C)
Serving size:
- Makes 12 muffins

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 190
- Fat: 8g
- Carbohydrates: 25g
- Protein: 4g
- Fiber: 1g
- Sugar: 10g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Instead of fresh mint leaves, you can use 1 teaspoon of dried mint leaves.
- Instead of habanero peppers, you can use jalapeño peppers or any other hot pepper of your choice.

- You can add 1/2 cup of chopped nuts, such as walnuts or pecans, to the batter for added crunch.
- You can add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to the batter for a sweet and spicy twist.

Tips and tricks:
- Be careful when handling the habanero peppers, as they are very hot. Wear gloves if necessary.
- If you don't like spicy food, you can reduce the amount of habanero peppers or omit them altogether.
- These muffins are best served warm, straight out of the oven.

Storage instructions:
- Store the muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- To reheat the muffins, wrap them in foil and bake in a 350°F (175°C) oven for 5-10 minutes, or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the muffins on a platter with a sprig of fresh mint on top.

- Sprinkle the muffins with powdered sugar or drizzle them with a glaze made from powdered sugar and milk.

- These muffins pair well with a cup of hot tea or coffee.

Suggested side dishes:
- Serve these muffins with a side of fresh fruit or yogurt for a balanced breakfast.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the muffins are too dry, try adding a little more milk to the batter.
- If the muffins are too wet, try reducing the amount of milk in the batter.

Food safety advice:
- Be sure to wash your hands and any utensils or surfaces that come into contact with the habanero peppers to prevent cross-contamination.

Food history:
- Habek Mint Muffins are a unique twist on traditional muffins, combining the spicy heat of habanero peppers with the refreshing flavor of fresh mint.

Flavor profiles:
- These muffins have a sweet and spicy flavor profile, with a subtle hint of mint.

Serving suggestions:
- These muffins are perfect for breakfast or brunch, served alongside fresh fruit and a hot cup of coffee or tea.

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Taste: Sweet, Minty, Nutty, Buttery, Moist