Toffee Apple Muffins

I was looking for Halloween inspired baking ideas and came across this recipe for Toffee Apple Muffins on the BBC food website; you can check this out here. It’s a quick easy bake that gives satisfying results.

What you’ll need:

2 free-range eggs, lightly beaten  IMG_1530
80g caster sugar
240ml milk
100g butter, melted
300g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
Pinch cinnamon
2 eating apples, peeled, cored, finely chopped
200g shop-bought toffee pieces

What you do:

Preheat your oven to 190°c and line a 12 hole muffin tine with cases.

Mix the eggs, sugar, milk and melted butter in a bowl.

Toffee Apple Muffins

Do you like my new Mason Cash mixing bowl? Fab birthday gift! It says Happy Baking around the side

Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon into your mixture and stir well. I actually gave it another couple of minutes with the mixer to get rid of the lumps.

Toffee Apple MuffinsQuarter fill each of the muffin cases and then add a toffee.

In hindsight, if you buy toffee sweets like I did then try and smash them up into smaller pieces. I did try but for fear I might break the rolling pin I was hitting them with; I stopped! Cover the sweets with the remaining mixture.

Toffee Apple Muffins

Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

Toffee Apple Muffins

These make a really light, soft muffin, very different to the dense texture you get with a shop bought muffin. Also, because I used the whole sweet inside the mixture, it meant that when it melted and mixed with the mixture it left a space inside the muffin. They still tasted lovely though!

Toffee Apple Muffins

 

2 Comments

  1. 25th October 2015 / 5:07 pm

    These look lovely and I have serious mixing bowl envy (if that’s a thing!) 🙂 What a great birthday present!

  2. 4th November 2015 / 10:06 am

    Yeah I think you can have bowl envy. I have a serious envy of those fancy mixers on Bake Off even though I don’t have the space for one or the cash 🙂

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