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
80g caster sugar
100g butter, melted
300g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
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.
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.
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.
Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
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!