Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas muffins

Christmas muffins / Muffins de Natal

These muffins are delicious and I think they are a great idea for breakfast on Christmas morning; on top of that I thought you deserved a simple recipe – one that doesn’t require making custard, soaking and processing dates or waiting for hours for cookies. :D

Christmas muffins
slightly adapted from here

2 cups (280g) all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
½ cup + 1 tablespoon (112g) caster (superfine) sugar
1 ½ cups (390g) plain yogurt
1 egg*
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup (110g) dried sweetened cranberries
1 cup (150g) fresh pitted cherries, quartered
demerara sugar, for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F; line twelve 1/3 cup (80ml) capacity muffin pans with paper liners.
Sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt into a large bowl, add the sugar and mix well. In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, egg and oil. Add to the flour mixture with the cranberries and cherries and mix with a fork until just combined – do not overmix.
Spoon the batter into the prepared pans, sprinkle with the demerara sugar and bake for 12-15 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer.

*I would definitely use 2 eggs if making this recipe again

Makes 12

6 comments:

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

These would be lovely! I love cherries and cranberries; particularly with spices as a background

squirrelbread said...

Cherry and cranberry combined, and a yogurt batter -- must be moist and full of flavor! Quite pretty, too.

Cheers,

*Heather*

Megan said...

Hello darling! Fresh cherries in a muffin... my favorite! The taste of warm muffins with cherries with a pat of butter is divine! Perfect holiday morning treat!

xoxo Megan

Gaëlle said...

yumm...

Gaelle

Baking Monster said...

I have been reading your blog for a while now and it is truly one of my favorites. When I'm bored I will just go to your site and look through it for hours, your photography and styling is awesome and the recipes I have tried are just as good. Thanks for keeping up an amazing blog.

zarah said...

bom aspecto :D lovely!

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