Thursday, May 19, 2011

Puffy Muffins

I had never baked a muffin until now. I always thought this is best left to the professional bakers but I was wrong. ANYBODY can bake a good muffin, even a kitchen noob like me. Don't need to sign up for expensive cooking classes. All you need is YOUTUBE and a willingness to learn. This is true education - not the way Food&Nutrition is taught and tested in schools where kids end up hating to cook.
My first attempt at baking anything. The victory here is in DOING IT!
My learning continues in a shopping mall. 
Stop and smell fresh muffins out of an oven. 



  • 400g plain flour
  • 1 Tbs baking powder
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 280ml milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 75g melted butter
  • 100g pecan nuts, roughly chopped
  • 140g blueberries or just one pummet/pack
(Everything is available in the supermarket)
  • Line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Place flour, baking powder and sugar in mixing bowl. 
  • Mix eggs, milk, vanilla and melted butter together. Add to mixing bowl and mix until just combined. Don't overmix.
  • Add 3/4 of the nuts and blueberries and fold into the muffin mix. Divide between the muffin cases. 
  • Sprinkle over the remaining nuts and bake for about 20 min until risen and golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly. Serve warm. 
  • Tell me about it!


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