Apple Streusel Muffins

19 Sep

Now that last week’s blackberry glut has been dealt with, I can move onto apples. Yesterday, my mother-in-law brought over a great big bag of lovely cooking apples from her garden and I’ve been trying to come up with some interesting ideas about what to do with them. This morning I made a batch of delicious apple streusel muffins.

Apple Streusel Muffins
(makes 12 muffins or 24 mini-muffins)

Ingredients:
350g cooking apples (weight after peeling and coring), cut into ½” cubes
110g butter
275g plain flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground cloves
2 eggs
75g golden caster sugar
175ml milk

Streusel topping
50g chopped pecans
75g self-raising flour
75g demerara sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
25g butter, softened

Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. In a separate larger bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar and milk. Add the melted butter and whisk again. Sift the flour mixture (yes, that’s two siftings) into the egg mixture and fold. Don’t worry if it’s gloopy and lumpy – it’s meant to be. Fold in the apple. Spoon into your muffin tin(s).

To make the streusel topping, mix together the flour, sugar and cinnamon. Add the butter and rub together using your fingers until it’s crumbly. Stir in the pecans and add a spoonful of cold water until it’s good and clumpy. Put a bit on top of each muffin.

Bake at 190C (170C fan) for 25-30 minutes.

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5 Responses to “Apple Streusel Muffins”

  1. Trace September 19, 2010 at 6:39 pm #

    droooooool! Those look amazing, especially with the crumbly topping!

  2. Cosy Home Blog September 20, 2010 at 8:26 am #

    Oooh, these look delicious! I love the sound of the topping.

  3. Gorgeous Things September 20, 2010 at 8:53 am #

    These look delicious!
    Just found your blog, and I am enjoying it with my breakfast – thank you – I’ll be back again soon.
    Gorgeous x

  4. Minnesota Pilgrim September 20, 2010 at 10:34 am #

    Yum! It’s the beginning of apple season here in Normandy, too. I am going to have to give these a try. They look delicious.

    • Stacey September 24, 2010 at 3:47 pm #

      Drooling here as well!!!

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