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Saturday, 30 April 2011

Apple Muffins with Cinnamon Butter



Wasn't the Royal Wedding spectacular!!! It was everything I dreamed it would be and more. I even cried, I was so moved by it all. Kate was beautiful William was so handsome. The service was lovely . . . and they seemed to be so much in love.



I gave it a 15+ out of 10! I wonder where the couple are going to honeymoon??? I am sure somebody knows . . . just not me.



They are more than welcome to come to Chester and stay for a few days at Casa de Rayner! I'd even give up my bed for them. I'd break out the best towels and my extra special guest sheets and bedding. I'll even bath Mitzie, so she smells extra sweet and is extra cuddly.



Heck, I'll even bake these muffins and serve the young couple breakfast in bed . . . who could resist these!



Tender and moist apple muffins, warmly spiced with cinnamon and chock full of apple bits . . . Served up warm with a delicious cinnamon butter . . . ohhhh so scrummily melting into all those lovely appledy dappledy nooks and crannies.



Oh dear, I better go out and buy some oranges so I can make them some fresh orange juice, do ya think??? One look at these muffins and they just might be up here and knocking on my door lickety split!!



*Apple Muffins with Cinnamon Butter*
Makes 12
Printable Recipe

Faff free and oh so delicious. The butter isn't really necessary, but do make it. One of these muffins, broken open when warm and spread with the cinnamon butter is pure bliss.

300g self raising flour (2 cups)
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 large free range eggs, beaten
75ml of plain yogurt (1/2 cup)
100ml of milk (scant 1/2 cup)
115g of soft light brown sugar (1/2 cup packed)
6 TBS sunflower oil
2 eating apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped

For the cinnamon butter:
4 ounces butter, at room temperature (1/2 cup)
60g of icing sugar, sifted (1/3 cup)
1 tsp of ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 200*C/400*F/ gas mark 6. Butter a 12 hole muffin pan, or line with paper liners. Set aside.

Whisk the flour, soda and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Whisk together the eggs, yogurt, milk, brown sugar, oil and chopped apple in another fold. Fold this into the dry mixture, mixing together only until the dry ingredients are evenly moistened. Lumps are ok and actually preferred. Spoon big dollops into the prepared muffin pan.

Bake for about 20 minutes, until well risen and golden. Leave to cool in the pan for several minutes before scooping out to a wire rack to cool.

Meanwhile, beat together the butter, sugar and cinnamon for the cinnamon butter. Serve the muffins warm with the cinnamon butter for spreading. Delicious!

10 comments:

de muze said...

Oh, those muffins look fabulous! And easy to make I bet.

Hmm, I could really use a food processor.

Chele said...

Perfection (as always)! Love the close up photos with the butter melting!

Rachel @ A Cupcake for Moose said...

I don't think I'm in the running for the voucher since I'm in the States, but I wanted to leave a comment all the same. I came over because apple muffins sound soooooo yummy!! I can't wait to try these out. And your commentary on Will and Kate stopping by made me chuckle. You are do cute, Marie! The wedding was lovely, wasn't it? Perfection!

Gloria said...

Your muffins look amazing, perfect Marie! send you huggs, and kisses have a nice day, gloria

La Table De Nana said...

Even the cinnamon butter is a nice touch.. we have made this since tasting it at a B&B ..I think:)

Buttercup said...

I think the lovely young couple should go to Chester. They would have a great time. Loved watching the wedding. Reminded me how overdue I am for trip to England.

lena said...

you're so cute! over here, i watched the entire prog from afternoon 4pm to 10 at night. i didnt want to miss that!

Rosita Vargas said...

Exquisitos muffines se ven bien elaborados ,me encanta tu cocina,cariƱos y abrazos.

Tahmina said...

So glad I stumbled across your blog. the recipes are all amazing, I keep 'saving to make later' more recipes than I have time for!!

And apple & cinnamon muffins are my favourite; cinnamon butter, now there's an idea...
I'm a uni student attempting to build up my kitchen, food processor would be a very handy =)

And question: I'm making a rainbow cake [first time trying it!] for my friend's surprise party. I found a recipe for a seven layer cake but I wanted to mix colours rather than making it that tiered, if I made it in a deep cake tin would I need to slow cook it to make sure top doesn't burn & it cooks through?

P.S. sorry for the long post!

Marie said...

Tahima, without actually seeing the recipe I would not be able to accurately comment on this. Are the layers thin layers??? Or are they thick layers??? Do you have a recipe that I could look at? I could then give you more accurate advice. E-mail me on MarieAliceJoan at aol dot com!