Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ginger peach muffins

Ginger peach muffins / Muffins de gengibre e pêssego

When it comes to Eddie Murphy’s movies there are only two I like, but the first bite into one of these muffins and “The Heat is On” popped in my head. :)

The ginger adds a fresh, delicious kick to these muffins and I was amazed by how well the flavor goes with peaches.

Ginger peach muffins / Muffins de gengibre e pêssego

Ginger peach muffins
from Good to the Grain

2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
2-3 small peaches, ripe but firm
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon honey

1 cup (100g) oat flour
¾ cup (105g) all purpose flour
½ cup (70g) whole wheat flour
1/3 cup (67g) granulated sugar
¼ cup (44g) dark brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
generous pinch of salt
6 tablespoons (¾ stick/84g) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
¾ cup (180ml) whole milk, room temperature
½ cup (130g) plain yogurt
1 egg

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F; generously butter a muffin pan with a 1/3 capacity.
Grate the ginger into a bowl – some will be used for the topping and the rest in the batter.
For the topping: halve the peaches, remove the pits, then slice the halves into slices about ¼ in thick. Add the butter, honey and 1 teaspoon of the ginger to a medium-size frying pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until the ingredients melt and begin to bubble, about 2 minutes. Add the peaches, toss the pan to coat them with the syrup, then remove from the heat and set aside.
Make the batter: sift the dry ingredients into a large bowl, pouring back any grain or other ingredients that may remain in the sifter. In a small bowl, whisk well the butter, milk, yogurt, egg and remaining ginger. Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined – do not overmix. Scoop the batter into 9 holes of the prepared muffin pan – the batter should be slightly mounded above the edge. Lay one or two slices of peach over each muffin. Fill the empty cavities of the pan halfway with water before placing it in the oven.
Bake for 24-28 minutes or until the muffins are golden and smell nutty – gently twist a muffin out of the pan to check it – and the edges of the peaches are caramelized. Remove from the oven, wait 2-3 minutes, then very gently remove the muffins from the pan and transfer them to a wire rack to cool – do that to avoid soggy muffins.

Makes 9 – I used a muffin pan of the same size and got 12


ChichaJo said...

My friend is organizing a baking day/date and she wants to make muffins...I come over here and this is what I see! Delicious!

Unknown said...

holy crap that teapot is amazing!

Dajana said...

That is a super delicious combination, I must give it a try when peaches are in season again.
What a lovely teapot!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

You know, Patricia, you may end up being single-handedly responsible if I end up buying this book. You keep tempting us with so many mouthwatering treats from it. Love any gingery baked goods, really. Happy New Year!

Patty said...

I love peach with ginger (cardamom is great too!) and the whole grain goodness in these - yum. :)

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious combination healthy happy new year

Priya Suresh said...

Wishing u a happy and prosperous new year to u and ur family..Cute looking muffins..

LimeCake said...

Delicious muffins to usher in the new year, especially with all the lovely stone fruit in season now. Happy 2011!

Aparna Balasubramanian said...

The peach slices in top of your muffins mathem irresistible.
Best wishes for a happy, prosperous and peaceful new year.

Karen said...

These make me dream of summer... Peaches and ginger are such a tasty combination. Lovely. Happy New Year, Patricia!

Ash said...

I could eat one of these right now!!

Hope you had a amazing holiday!! Wishing you all the best in the new year!!

Anonymous said...

i must give the ginger peach combi a try! Looks delicious, and love the pretty pictures too!

Anonymous said...

i must give the ginger peach combi a try! Looks delicious, and love the pretty pictures too!

Anonymous said...

I just got "Good to the Grain" as a Christmas gift. The recipes look delicious and I'm excited to try some more whole grain flours. Glad to see you liked these!

Mercè said...

Happy New Year Patricia!

maameemoomoo said...

Ginger!! In a cuppie!!

Now now, u got me really curious!

Lovely photos u have here ;)

Briana said...

I really love ginger and citrus. And muffins! Must be made for me. :)

Anonymous said...

I made these this afternoon and they were delicious! I made them egg-free and only needed one peach. Would definitely make them again. Thanks!

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