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!)

Tip:

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...


Blessings,
Kelly-Anne

4 comments:

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
Heidi

Sarah said...

Hi,
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: http://thisismyfathersworld2.blogspot.com/2011/10/my-first-photo-challenge.html
Check it out!
In Christ,
Sarah

BEx said...

They look great Kelly:)