Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Apple & Pear with Crumble Topping + Orange & Poppy Seed Muffins

This is my work. This is what I have been doing for the last few weeks. I bake for a construction company. These snacks/sweets are for the guys 10.30am morning tea break. I am told they didn't last past 10am! Due to some men having more than one!! Maybe I should bake more goodies for the guys next time....

Makes 9 fairly large cupcake size or 6 texas muffins each.

Apple and Pear Crumble Muffins.

Muffin ingredients
1 1/2 cup self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs
stewed apple and pear, cook apple and pear in about 1 tablespoon water till just soft, about 15 minutes
1/3 cup dates chopped
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sour cream

Crumble Topping
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
50 grams butter softened
small handful of your favourite nuts, I used slivered almonds

Mix all the muffin ingredients together in a mixer for about 2-3 minutes. Spoon into muffin cases.

Mix the topping ingredients, by hand, and crumble it over the muffins.
Bake for about 18minutes at 180C fan forced.

Orange and Poppy Seed Muffins.

1 1/2 cups self rasing flour
1 teapoon baking powder
1/2 caster sugar
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
zest of 1 orange
50 grams pistachios roughly chopped
1/4 cup sour cream
1-2 tablespoons milk, just enough to bring it together into a batter

Mix all the ingredients in a mixer for about 2-3 minutes. Spoon into muffin cases.
Bake for about 18 minutes at 180C fan forced.

I topped them with a simple butter cream frosting, 1 cup icing sugar, 50 grams butter, splash of milk and vanilla. Add enough milk to make a smooth icing.
For the apple and pear, take out about 1/3 vanilla icing and add 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
I topped the orange with candied orange peel. Cook orange peel in 3 tablespoons sugar with 1 tablespoon water until it becomes sticky about 20 minutes. Take it off the heat and let it cool completely. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow - these look wonderful! I'm very impressed. I'm sure the workers are too! They're very lucky :)
    Heidi xo


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