Apple and Raisin Muffins
225g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
100g caster sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
60g unsalted butter
2 apples, peeled and grated
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Pre-heat the oven to 190C/Gas Mark 5. Line your muffin tins and melt the butter and set aside to cool a bit.
1. Sift all the dry ingredients together into a bowl and then add the apple and raisins.
2. In another bowl whisk together the egg, butter and milk. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients and quickly stir everything together. It should be quite thick. You can add a drop more milk if you think it's too stiff but you really don't want to overwork the mixture.
3. Fill the muffin cases until they are about two thirds full and then bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until risen and golden.
4. Leave to cool in their tin until they are cool enough to be handled and then transfer to a cooling rack.
|Not bad for a first attempt!|