Posts Tagged ‘muffins’

Passionfruit and White Chocolate Muffins

You know the old saying “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”….  My passionfruit vines have delivered an abundance of fruit recently and never one to waste food I have found plenty of ways to use them. These include eating them au naturel, including them in my morning smoothie, giving plenty away, freezing the pulp for later use and using them in my cooking. I came up with this recipe, as I like to serve fresh-from-the-oven muffins to participants at my Cooking Classes when they arrive. Yes they have been well received!

The secret to making light and fluffy muffins is not to over-mix. When you add the wet ingredients to the dry, stir together using a large metal spoon with the minimum of strokes, only until just combined. It’s perfectly fine for there to be lumps and flecks of flour visible. Also, the use of yoghurt or sour cream improves the muffins’ texture. Muffins freeze well, so if they don’t all get gobbled up in one sitting, tuck some away for later.

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Lime & Coconut Muffins

When limes are in season (as they are now), I bake these moreish muffins to serve to our guests at our cooking school life’s a feast. They are super-easy to make (less than 10 minutes to mix up) and freeze really well. Great for afternoon tea, kids lunchboxes or even served for dessert with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of yoghurt!

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Recipe: Strawberry Muffins

Spring has sprung and strawberries are in the height of the season here on the Sunshine Coast. At this time of the year, I pick up large quantities of “seconds” from the Noosa Farmers Market, for jams, smoothies and strawberry daiquiries! I also love baking with strawberries, and these muffins are what I’m serving to our cooking class participants at the moment. They are quick and easy to mix up, and will be in the oven in no time at all.

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