A Most Divine Muffin Recipe
Mon 15th, Feb, 2016
Right, before we start on this muffin recipe beach cottage ladies, I am here to warn you that these are REALLY nice and are v v v more-ish (couldn’t stop at one).
I came across this recipe a while ago and thought it looked a bit different…the first time I made it it had a few more ingredients in it and though it was nice, when one was biting into it one thought, you know what this would be really really nice with just the cinnamon and the sugar and the butter mixture…
So I made it the next time with just that….ooooooooh….this is sublime with your morning coffee and if you are here from the land of Old Blighty, this also makes your afternoon post school-run pot of tea ritual extremely pleasant.
The original recipe for this called for a bit of faffing with different ingredients in different bowls, there was no way I was doing that so I shoved the whole lot (for the batter) in the mixer and turned it on low and all was good (though have made it just as successfully with just a mixing bowl and a wooden spoon (my fave recipes because no messing around and one bowl to wash up).
I cannot deny that there is a leetle bit of messing around though…this is not a dump and go as such….you do have to make the filling bit and put the first lot of batter in and then splodge on the filling and then another spoonful of the batter. I can, however, absolutely guarantee that the extra minute this adds to your work is one hundred and fifty five million percent worth it in terms of the pleasure one gets when one bites into one of these straight out of the oven with one’s morning coffee. And if I can do layering like this in baking then, to be quite frank, anyone can.
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp plain flour
2 tbsp melted butter
2 heaped tsp ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1. mix the first 4 ingredients in a small bowl (I used a measured mixing cup and added from there)
2. mix the other ingredients in a large mixing bowl or mixer on low
3. spoon 1 to 2 tablespoons of the batter into each of the muffin cases
4. layer in a heaping teaspoon of cinnamon mixture
5. top with another tablespoon of batter
6. bake 190C for 15 to 20 minutes.
Happy Monday from me, have a Cinnamon Surprise Muffin with your afternoon tea today ;)