Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Ren's Magic Muffins

This one is straight from the lovely René, a fellow new mum, and can be used for sweet or savoury muffins.

Makes 9-10

base dry ingredients
1.5 cups self raising flour
If sweet: 1/2 cup sugar OR if savoury: 1 tbsp sugar (I use raw, low GI)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

base wet ingredients
1 cup milk
If sweet: 1/4 cup canola oil OR if savoury: 1/4 cup olive oil
1 egg

1 1/2 cups of lovely stuff, e.g. fresh fruit, dried fruit, chocolate, nuts, cheese, cooked veggies, whatever the 'title' of the muffin is.

Preheat oven to 200°C.
Grease 9-10 cups of a muffin tray or place paper muffin cups in tray.
Combine dry ingredients (base & dry additions e.g. nuts) in one bowl.
Combine wet ingredients (base & wet additions e.g. fresh fruit) in another bowl.
Mix wet & dry ingredients.
Spoon batter into muffin cups 2/3 full.
Bake 20-30 min until golden brown.

My favourite combo is capsisum & feta - I chop up little squares of red, yellow & green capsicums (frying them in a bit of olive oil & herbs & adding them in step 4) & one biggish cube of feta per muffin. I don't add the feta in step 4, but instead place them into the muffins in step 6 to be sure everyone gets one!
I like to sprinkle sesame seeds on top if making the capsicum/feta muffins - I do this between steps 6 & 7.

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