Thursday, 30 October 2008

Raspberry and white chocolate muffins

I wasn't going to include this recipe as part of goal #87 - Try 10 new recipes, as I frequently bake muffins. However, this recipe was significantly different to any other I have baked, so I guess it qualifies. The biggest change is that the butter and flour is mixed in together, becoming the dry mix, and the wet mix is added to it - unusual for muffins, which are usually made the other way around. It also uses caster sugar, instead of regular sugar, so I was interested to find out what the effect would be on the final product.

I had some left-over frozen raspberries from something else I'd made (but will tell you about later ...), so looked for a recipe to use them in. Here it is, modified slightly (of course).

Raspberry and white chocolate muffins

  • 2 1/2 cups self raising flour
  • 100g butter, warmed a tiny bit (but not melted)
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Lightly grease or oil spray a 12 muffin tin.
  2. Place the flour in a large bowl. Rub the butter into the flour until well combined.
  3. Add the sugar, milk, egg, raspberries and white chocolate. Mix until just moistened. Spoon into the muffin tray.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes. Stand for 10 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool.
  5. Dust with icing sugar before serving.

I'd like to say that this picture is of my end result, but the muffins went too quickly and before I even thought to get my camera out, there were only two left! Four were given away to my friendly optometrist in exchange for some free contact lenses, and the rest were gobbled up by family.

I'm going through a creative baking binge at the moment and am in the mood for entertaining, so watch this space ...!


S said...

Mmmmm...these sound so good. I'm going to have to give them a try!

Donna said...

Those sound so good!!! And they look heavenly!!!

Latharia said...

MMMM! Sounds like a hit! I love baking muffins. You make me want to go bake some right now! :D

Random Thoughts said...

I will have to come back and look at this again when i am up for baking, my bedtime has come and gone. I will also have to embarrassingly admit as a resident of the US, I will have to google some conversion charts so that I will know how to properly measure the ingredients and what to turn the oven to.

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