Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Great Muffins!

When it comes to making muffins, the only muffins I’ve ever made are chocolate chip ones as I don’t fancy berries of any sort. And I’ve made a bit too many choc chip muffins that I’m so sick of the recipe and it doesn’t taste as good anymore.

However, all things changed when I saw this recipe from KarenCheng on a Pear, Walnut and Maple Muffin. I liked all the ingredients and although I haven’t tried eating anything similar before, I finally decided to gather the ingredients and squeezed a bit of time over the weekend to make them.

The pure maple syrup made these muffins the most expensive I’ve ever made. Still, I do believe it made a whole load of difference. As soon as it came out of the oven, I was still skeptical and wanted to get KS to be the guinea pig. I took a bite before handing it to him and ended up having to give him his own. It was gooooood!

Even warmed up in the microwave after two days, it still tasted good. Definitely something to make again! Copied from Karen’s blog, I followed this to the t except for the pears. Even doubling the recipe required only one huge pear instead of four small ones.

Pear, Walnut and Maple Muffins
1 ½ cups self raising flour
½ teaspoon of baking power
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
60g butter, melted
½ cup of pure maple syrup
1 egg, beaten
½ cup milk
2 small pears, cored and diced
½ cup walnuts, chopped

1. Line a muffin pan with 10 paper cases.
2. Sift flour, baking powder and cinnamon into a mixing bowl. Add maple syrup, butter, egg and milk, and stir until just combined.
3. Mix pear and walnuts into the mixture.
4. Spoon into prepared pans and bake in a moderate oven 180C for 25 minutes or until cooked when tested.

Try it!


Karen said...

OMG I don't even want to know how much maple syrup cost you over there. If you email me your new address, I will send you some from over here..

jo said...

thanks dear! actually, it isn't too bad. it may come up to be more expensive than you shipping it from the other side of the world! i managed to find one cup of pure organic maple syrup at RM35. of course there are others that go up to over RM50. :)