Thursday, October 6, 2011

Heidi's Baking Challenge - Muffins

Hello everyone, I hope you are well?  I haven't been posting much lately because we are rather busy getting ready for our trip to Cape Town - packing, preparing and arranging things for our new baby!  Only four more sleeps left which is a bit daunting, but certainly very exciting! 

I decided to enter my dear friend's fortnightly baking challenge again.  Her current theme is 'Muffins'.  She is also offering a prize, so please hop over to her blog and see if you can take part!  You can enter via email, too if you don't have a blog.  My entry is 'Apple, Date and Spice Muffins' which I made for our morning snack the other day.

The Recipe...

Makes about: 6 muffins.
Baking time: 15-20 minutes

half a cup wholewheat flour
half a teaspoon baking powder
half a cup white self-raising flour
half a teaspoon ground all-spice
1 third of a cup soft, brown sugar
1 quarter of a cup chopped prunes or dates
80 g butter, soft
1 egg, lightly beaten
140 g apple puree (you can steam and mash your own)

1.Preheat oven to moderate 180 deg. Grease muffin pan with butter and sprinkle with flour.
2.Sift flours and spice into a medium mixing bowl. Add sugar and chopped prunes or dates.
3.Make a hole in the centre. Add combined butter, apple and egg. Stir until mixture is smooth, but do not overbeat.
4.Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden. Serve muffins warm or cold. Store in an airtight container for up to two days (ours don't last that long!)


Do not over- beat muffins or they will be tough. Stir until just combined.
We always double our recipe at least, as one is definately not enough!

The Result...



sam(Kom) said...

Safe journey, wish you all the best and all my love to Mum.
So looking forward to that first photo. Thinking of you all.
Love Sam

Heidi-Mari said...

Hi My drear friend,
These muffins looks delicious!! They must have tasted really good too. If we don’t lock up our muffins/cookies they also don’t last longer than 2 days!
Thank you so much for entering my baking fun challenge.
Only 4 sleeps to go, lots of love

Sarah said...

These muffins made my mouth water!
They look so good!
I love the the pictures!
I am having a photo challenge! I’d love it if you would enter! Here is the link:
Check it out!
In Christ,

BEx said...

They look great Kelly:)