Sunday, April 20, 2008

sunday baking

after a lovely sunday dinner of bbq chicken with the family we enjoyed these moist little nuggets for dessert. the remainer will be heading to work with me in the morning... and maybe i might even share!

Apple Muffins
(from smitten kitchen)

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 cup buttermilk
2 large apples, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped

~ preheat the oven to 450°F. prepare 18 muffin cups with papers

~ mix together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon

~ in a separate bowl, cream the butter and add the granulated sugar and 1/4 cup of the brown sugar. add the egg and mix well.

~ mix in the buttermilk gently, being very careful not to overmix.

~ stir in the dry ingredients and fold in the apple chunks.

~ fill muffin cups, sprinkling the remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar on top.

~ bake for 10 minutes, turn the heat down to 400°F, and bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

~ cool the muffins slightly before removing from the pan. then cool the remainder of the way on a rack.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi E! Talking to Nana now and she's just discovered your blog. Had to talk her thru getting to it through mouse's blog. Funny, as I'm in Lusaka doing this! But she wants it on her favorites as it is divine! Keep up the terrific work. I posted a comment yesterday on an older blog post.