Showing posts with label Muffins. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Muffins. Show all posts

Dec 5, 2014

Apple and Cinnamon Muffins

Makes around 12 muffins
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes

2 cups of self raising flour sifted
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
2 teaspoons of cinnamon ground
2 cups of small diced fresh apple ( i used the royal gala apples in season)
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of caster sugar
1/2 cup of unsalted organic butter
2 large eggs
1/2 cup of milk
1 flat teaspoon of vanilla bean or vanilla essence (i used the fresh bean scraped)

Topping for muffins if desired

1/2 cup of melted butter
1/2 cup of granulated sugar with 2 teaspoons of cinnamon mixed in a bowl

Preheat oven fan forced around 160 degrees celcius.
Prepare muffin tin or muffin paper pans with some olive oil spray.

Sift together into one large bowl the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt then set aside.

In another bowl toss two teaspoons of the flour ingredients into the fresh apples and mix through.

Then in another bowl cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, then mix in eggs one at a time slowly. Then at the end mix in the vanilla beans or vanilla essence.

Then in the large bowl with the flour combine the butter and sugar mixture all together alternating with the milk. Stir to combine then add the apple mixture stirring gently.

Place large spoonfuls into muffin tin about 1/2 - 3/4 full.

Bake these for around 30 minutes or until firm.

To prepare the topping melt the butter in a saucepan then set aside in a glass dipping bowl. In another bowl you have the sugar and cinnamon.  Dip each muffin in the butter then in the sugar mixture.

Place on plate to finish cooling off.

Oct 9, 2012

Apple, Blueberry & Cinnamon Muffins

Makes approx 12 muffins
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time 25 minutes on 170 degrees celcius

2 cups of self raising flour
pinch of salt
4 tsp of baking powder
3/4 cup of caster sugar
2 eggs
10 tbsp of butter at room temp if possible or slightly microwave it til it is
1 tsp lemon juice
grated lemon zest (skin) a pinch
1 cup of milk
1/2 cup of stewed apples (canned ones i used)
1/2 cup of blueberries (fresh is best)
raspberry jam to fill each (teaspoon each)
cinnamon to shake on top of each before baking

Prepare the butter and sugar beating together in a bowl until creamy.  Then add egg one by one slowly.

Add lemon juice, zest, then milk slowly.  Fold in dry ingredients to the mix and the apples and blueberries are to be stirred in last.  These muffins don't rise too much with the fruit content in them.

Spoon half the muffin case (i used a metal one and then transferred them later to cupcake/muffin papers carefully).  Top that layer with a dollop of jam

Then top with more mix to just below top of muffin case.  This makes a gorgeous jam centre.

Make sure to place blueberries in the batter evenly and some on top.  Shake cinnamon when finished and even a little dash of sugar with it if preferred.

Cook on 170 degrees for approx 25 minutes and enjoy either hot with icecream or cold with a spoon of course.

Sep 11, 2012

Blueberry and Apple Muffins with crunchy oat topping

2 cups of flour (self raising)
1 tablespoon of baking powder
shake of salt
2/3 cups of fine sugar
80g softened butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup of full cream milk
1/2 cup of almond meal
400g Pie fruit apples in can (cut up a little )
Handful of fresh blueberries

for the crispy oat almond topping:

1/2 cup almond flakes or slivers
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup softened butter

The oat topping mix is to be gently blended with a fork.

Arrange two moulded cupcake trays with butter rubbed into each mould.

Blend the dry ingredients together in one bowl and in another blend with an electric mixer the butter with caster sugar until creamy.  Add the eggs one by one mixing in. Then add the vanilla and blend through.

Transfer this mix into the dry mix and then add the apple. Blend through then add a few blueberries. Only slightly blend this in and start placing batter into each muffin mould.

On top of each muffin place some of the almond oat topping on each.

Bake on 160 degrees for approx 25 minutes

Try custard over them... i dare you....