Sunday, 12 February 2012
My sister-in-law recently bought me, for my birthday, a tin of 'Grandma's Recipe Cards'. The Grandma in question must be a great cook as there is everything there from roasted leg of lamb to tray bake recipes. These apple muffins are the first recipe I've tried making myself. The only change I made to the recipe was to substitute spelt flour for the plain on the original and using cinnamon instead of mixed spice. They are very tasty and I like the fact the apple is still in chunks. The topping is quite sweet so if I made them again I would probably leave it off and finish with mixed seeds only making them perfect for breakfast.
30g demerara sugar
30g ground almonds
60g sunflower seeds
225g spelt flour
2 tspn baking powder
75g brown sugar
1 tsp mixed spice
2 apples, cored and cubed
150ml soured cream
50g butter melted
1. Preheat the oven to 190c/gas mark 5. Line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases.
2. Rub the butter into the flour, sugar and almonds until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the sunflower seeds. Leave to one side as this is for the topping.
3. Sift the flour and baking powder together in a large bowl. Stir in the sugar, mixed spice and apple.
4. In another bowl mix together the wet ingredients then mix them into the bowl containing the flour. Stir together - the mixture will be quite thick and lumpy.
5. Divide between the paper cases. Sprinkle the topping over each muffin. Bake for around 20 minutes, until an inserted skewer comes out clean.