20 January 2010

Week 1 - Spiced Apple Muffins

So here goes, it's week 1 of my 52 week baking epic! The weather is miserable, so I thought I'd try & warm things up with Spiced Apple Muffins. I love applely cakes, but really can't be bothered to peel & core a pile of apples, so I've used a jar of apple sauce instead. This makes the mixture quite sweet so I've reduced the amount of sugar I'd usually use to make muffins. The apple sauce has given the muffins a really delicious taste & a moist texture. The oats on the top toast in the oven & give a really lovely crunch!

300g plain flour
100g soft brown sugar
1tsp baking powder
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
Good pinch of salt
1tsp mixed spice
250g apple sauce
50ml milk
50g unsalted butter (I think it's ok to use salted if that's what's in the fridge, just don't add the extra pinch)
1 beaten egg
Porridge oats to sprinkle

1. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt & spice.

2. In a separate bowl melt the butter, then mix in the apple sauce, milk & egg. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients & give it a good stir. It's best if you leave it a little lumpy!

3. Line a 12 hole bun tin with paper cases & divide the mixture evenly.

4. Add a sprinkling of oats to the top of each muffin, then bake at 200C/GM7 for 15-20 minutes until the tops are golden.

5. Leave them to rest in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn out to cool. Or if you're impatient like me, wait approximately 3 minutes then take one out of the tin & enjoy whilst still warm!

Overall I'd say week 1, big tick :-) If anyone else tries this out, let me know what you think...that's assuming anyone is actually reading my baking ramblings!

Till next week...Rebecca

7 comments:

  1. Hi Rebecca - I'm reading! Keep posting recipes and if I find anything good I'll send it to you!

    Wendy Stephens (ex Park High!)

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  2. Hi Becks

    Enjoyed reading your recipe keep up the good work.

    Linda (Dan's mum)

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  3. I just tried half and am now thinking about eating the other half, yum yum! I am looking forward to your new venture! Thanks Bex! Emily (from work)

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  4. Blimey. And I was supposed to be loosing weight. Now all I can think about is cake...lovely cake!!

    I can't wait for chocolate brownies week - tell me there will be a chocolate brownies week!!!

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  5. Please send us some!!
    They look so good :)
    XX

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  6. Wow - didn't know you were doing this...trying to keep all those cakes for yourself eh? Well if you need any more tasters...happy to oblige!
    xx

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  7. I have shared this with all my school mum friends - we have a cake sale coming up soon! Love Lois x

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20 January 2010

Week 1 - Spiced Apple Muffins

So here goes, it's week 1 of my 52 week baking epic! The weather is miserable, so I thought I'd try & warm things up with Spiced Apple Muffins. I love applely cakes, but really can't be bothered to peel & core a pile of apples, so I've used a jar of apple sauce instead. This makes the mixture quite sweet so I've reduced the amount of sugar I'd usually use to make muffins. The apple sauce has given the muffins a really delicious taste & a moist texture. The oats on the top toast in the oven & give a really lovely crunch!

300g plain flour
100g soft brown sugar
1tsp baking powder
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
Good pinch of salt
1tsp mixed spice
250g apple sauce
50ml milk
50g unsalted butter (I think it's ok to use salted if that's what's in the fridge, just don't add the extra pinch)
1 beaten egg
Porridge oats to sprinkle

1. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt & spice.

2. In a separate bowl melt the butter, then mix in the apple sauce, milk & egg. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients & give it a good stir. It's best if you leave it a little lumpy!

3. Line a 12 hole bun tin with paper cases & divide the mixture evenly.

4. Add a sprinkling of oats to the top of each muffin, then bake at 200C/GM7 for 15-20 minutes until the tops are golden.

5. Leave them to rest in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn out to cool. Or if you're impatient like me, wait approximately 3 minutes then take one out of the tin & enjoy whilst still warm!

Overall I'd say week 1, big tick :-) If anyone else tries this out, let me know what you think...that's assuming anyone is actually reading my baking ramblings!

Till next week...Rebecca

7 comments:

Wendy Stephens said...

Hi Rebecca - I'm reading! Keep posting recipes and if I find anything good I'll send it to you!

Wendy Stephens (ex Park High!)

Anonymous said...

Hi Becks

Enjoyed reading your recipe keep up the good work.

Linda (Dan's mum)

Anonymous said...

I just tried half and am now thinking about eating the other half, yum yum! I am looking forward to your new venture! Thanks Bex! Emily (from work)

Abbie said...

Blimey. And I was supposed to be loosing weight. Now all I can think about is cake...lovely cake!!

I can't wait for chocolate brownies week - tell me there will be a chocolate brownies week!!!

Evelyn said...

Please send us some!!
They look so good :)
XX

Anne said...

Wow - didn't know you were doing this...trying to keep all those cakes for yourself eh? Well if you need any more tasters...happy to oblige!
xx

Anonymous said...

I have shared this with all my school mum friends - we have a cake sale coming up soon! Love Lois x

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