Friday, 16 November 2007

Apple and cinnamon muffins

There was a one-day cake sale today in my office held in aid of Children in Need. I contributed some apple and cinnamon muffins (and bought some lemon drizzle cake, yum). Another chance to use more of the garden apples and tweak the recipe that I used previously. This one turned out much better than the last, I think I'm going to stick to this recipe from now on.

Ingredients (makes 12):

300g plain flour
150g caster sugar
¼ tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
100g melted butter (cooled)
240ml buttermilk (milk + 1 tbsp lemon juice) or normal milk
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
225g cooking apples, peeled and chopped (roughly 2 small apples)
1 tsp cinnamon
Topping: 2 tbsp Demerara sugar mixed with 1 tsp cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 200 C/gas mark 6. Put flour, caster sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda into a mixing bowl. Stir to mix ingredients.
2. In another bowl or large measuring jug, mix egg, milk, butter and vanilla extract.
3. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and pour in the wet ingredients. Stir a few times. Add apple and cinnamon and mix gently to form a lumpy batter. DO NOT OVERMIX as muffins will become dry and tough. Batter should be lumpy with bits of flour.

Muffin mixture

4. Grease a muffin tin or line with paper cups. Fill each hole about ¾ full and sprinkle the Demerara topping on top. Bake in middle of the oven for 20-25 minutes until the tops are golden and well-risen. Muffins are done when a wooden skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Apple and cinnamon muffins, improved

Andy stepped in when they were baking in the oven and said it smelled like christmas. I think it's the cinnamon. I'll probably make them again next month for a christmas party since we didn't get to have any with it all going to the cake sale!


Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks really good!

Nilmandra said...

And really simple too!

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