Recipe: Blueberry, raspberry and pineapple muffins

Makes 20

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/2 cups of self-raising flour
  • 2 cups caster sugar
  • 200 g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries (or fresh, I heard frozen is better when baking as they hold their shape better)
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup diced pineapple (pineapple and blueberries is actually a really tasty combination)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease muffin tray with your choice of grease (butter).
  2. Mix butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in a bowl. Add fruit to the wet mixture, stir until combined.
  3. Sift dry ingredients together and make a well in the centre. Add wet mixture and mix until just combined. Do not overwork otherwise muffins will end up tight and rubbery – in fact, I like to keep on the under combined side, just to be safe.
    The overall mixture should be quite thick (compared to cake mixes), don’t freak out and think you should add milk/liquid. JUST LEAVE IT. Have faith. Take a breath. Pop any leftover berries in your mouth.
  4. Dollop about a tablespoon-ish and a half-ish for each muffin into the muffin tray. A good rule of thumb is to fill up to no more than 5mm from the top to get good ‘mushroom’-ing.
  5. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until exploding over the top of the tray in deliciously well-risen amazingness, golden brown and smelling amazing.
  6. Cool in the tray before turning out!

Notes:

Muffins are a wonderfully convenient, on-the-go kinda snack. Minimal mess, can be nutritious (i.e. if you add fruit, bran, use wholemeal flour, etc) and tasty. Especially if you pop them in the microwave for a few seconds and eat with butter (okay, this is DEFINITELY the non-healthy way to enjoy them).

Pretty much you can get away with any addition you should feel like, i.e. chocolate bits, cocoa powder. Just always remember to add the fruit/chocolate bits/wet things/whatever to the wet mixture before add to the flour. Or add cocoa powder with the flour if making chocolate muffins.

You can always make savoury muffins too, which are really handy for lunches. I.e. mix in pesto, don’t add in vanilla extract and replace sugar with cheese. YUMMMMMM.

 

This one is another recipe from Tumblr archives, original post here.

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