Thursday, 6 November 2008

Kitchen Poetry : : Four

Spicy Pumpkin Muffins

10oz plain Flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
4oz caster sugar
12 fl oz pumpkin puree
(pumpkin flesh, simmered in water for 20 mins and then pureed with some of the cooking water)
1 large egg
3 fl oz vegetable oil
1 tablespoon runny honey
4 oz raisins

Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. In a second bowl or large jug, whisk together the pumpkin puree, the egg, the oil and the honey. Stir the wet ingredients into the flour until just combined - lumpy batter is okay but there should be no visible flour. Stir in the raisins. Divide between 12 muffin cases and bake at 190 deg C for 20-25 minutes. They are cooked when the tops are brown and spring back when gently pressed.



Baked at 6.30 am this morning so still warm for breakfast.
This was poetry!

16 comments:

  1. Nice looking muffins and a very detailed recipe and instructions, helpful for some of us. I might have a go if I can find the time!
    Jan's work in your last post looks fantastic. If mine turns out half as good I will be happy.

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  2. I can smell them from here! Might have to try these. Yum!

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  3. Wow such energy in a morning to be baking these beauties. :) Well done you.

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  4. Yum! I wish I was at yours for breakfast!

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  5. Gina, i'm all for getting up early, but 6.30?!!!!! they do look DEEEEEEElish though!!

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  6. Great recipe Gina! I love muffins - especially for breakfast.

    Celia

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  7. I'm enjoying all your kitchen poetry. Keep it coming. And the textiles.

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  8. Excuse me, you were baking at 6.30? I feel so lazy now. Yum, though!

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  9. Those look lovely - perhaps I'll be able to scrape some good pumpkin innards out of the last remaining mutant pumpkin from the allotment!

    Love the mug too - I gave it to my mum last year!

    Lucy x

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  10. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, they look yummy. x

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  11. hey they look scrumptious!! be good if computers had smellyvision!!

    xx

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  12. Delicious! Don't wake me up at 6.30 though!

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  13. Ah, see? I wondered how you managed to get so much stuff done, and now I know. You just never sleep.

    Those muffins look delicious, but I have to say I'm a tad disappointed. After reading about your Kitchen Poetry pics I went dashing off trying to find the grime and dirt in your kitchen (just to make me feel a bit better about mine, obviously) AND THERE WAS NONE!! Please try harder next time.

    Loving the pointy cuffs, by the way.

    :)

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  14. They look lovely...and such a wonderful smell for the rest of the house to be woken up with!

    xxx

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  15. That is kitchen poetry allright. I had to stop myself salivating over the computer screen when I read this post!

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