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Mini vanilla muffin recipe – Italian Cuisine


  • 200 g flour 00
  • 130 g sugar
  • 120g butter
  • 1 packet of Bio Natura Rebecchi Organic Yeast
  • the rind of 1 lemon
  • 3 eggs
  • 60 ml milk
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Vanilla berry Rebecchi
  • candied red cherries. Rebecchi Fruit Delights
  • fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons of ground almonds Rebecchi Fruit Delights
  • Round baking cups Dessert Decors Rebecchi
  • Cialdine Auguri Rebecchi

In a first bowl sift the flour with baking powder, lemon zest and a pinch of salt.
In another bowl, whisk the butter with the sugar until you obtain a creamy mixture, then add the eggs one at a time, stirring and then add the vanilla.
In the bowl with the butter, add, alternating, the milk and the contents of the first bowl.
Mix well and pour into the cups, filling them up to 3/4.
Bake at 180 ° C for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the cream by whisking the sugar to the veil with the butter and lemon.
Decorate the sweets with a tuft of cream, a candied cherry, fresh mint and almonds.

Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread Muffins

These whole wheat Irish soda bread muffins are delicious, the perfect start a lazy cold March Sunday morning. Speckled with raisins, they are sweet and perfect enjoyed with a hot cup of tea.

Plus, making them in muffin tins is perfect for better portion control. I first posted these back in 2010, and almost forgot just how good these were! I used a combination of King Arthur unbleached white whole wheat flour with unbleached all purpose flour, and the flavor and texture was perfect – they don’t taste whole wheat at all. If you like caraway seeds in your bread, you can add about an eighth of a teaspoon.

Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread Muffins
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Servings: 12 • Serving Size: 1 muffin • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 147.8 • Fat: 3.7 g • Protein: 3.8 g • Carb: 26.0 g • Fiber: 1.5 g    

Ingredients:

  • baking spray 
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 tbsp chilled butter
  • 1 cup 1% buttermilk 
  • 3 tbsp honey or agave
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 3 oz raisins (about 2/3 cup)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray muffin tin with baking spray.

In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt). Using a pastry cutter or two knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

In a small bowl, stir together buttermilk, honey (or agave) and egg until blended. Add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients and stir to combine. Stir in raisins.

Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of one muffin comes out clean.

Remove tin and cool on a wire rack for about 5 minutes before removing muffins from tin; finish cooling on rack. Serve warm or cool completely and store muffins in an airtight container or ziplock bags at room temperature. 


Adapted from Recipe Girl
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References

  1. ^ Recipe Girl (www.recipegirl.com)

Mini key lime and ginger pies

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This month, our baking blogger Anneliese Giggins has created deliciously tangy mini key lime pies. Made with a spicy ginger base, these tasty little puds are so easy to make and are perfect for all occasions

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Anneliese says: ‘If you bake fairly regularly it is worth paying a little more for your bakeware. Cheap tins can bow in the oven, providing an uneven bake. Investing in a few stronger and heavier tins will make such a difference to your cakes and bakes and they can last you a lifetime.’

Ingredients

For the biscuit base:

  • 75g unsalted butter
  • 200g gingernut biscuits

For the topping:

  • 397g condensed milk (you can use the light version, 405g tin – it doesn’t make any difference. I tried it with both)
  • 284ml double cream
  • The juice from 5 limes and the finely grated zest from 1 lime.

Method

  1. First of all place the muffin cases into your muffin tin.
  2. Weigh the butter, then place into a small saucepan over a low heat to melt. While you wait for the butter to give in to the heat, weigh your biscuits then place into a sandwich or freezer bag. You can use a blender or food processor to produce fine crumbs, but I quite enjoy using a rolling pin to bash the living daylights out of the biscuits. Be warned, gingernuts are quite firm, so you may have a sore arm and a red face by the time you have finished! Once the butter has melted you can pour the biscuit crumbs into the saucepan and mix to combine. The mixture is now ready to be spooned as equally as possible into the base of each muffin case. Be sure to press the buttery biscuit mixture firmly into each case with the back of your spoon.
  3. While you leave the biscuit bases to set you can get on with the simple filling. Pour the condensed milk and double cream straight into your mixing bowl. As you require the grated zest from one lime, add this before adding the juice. I have discovered that it is quite tricky to try to remove the zest once the lime has been cut in half and emptied of juice! Also, make sure it is grated very finely otherwise you will have big lumps of zest in your pies. Once all of the juice and zest have been added to the condensed milk and double cream, use a balloon whisk to combine it all together. The mixture will start off very runny. DO NOT PANIC!! Within a few seconds it will thicken up like magic!
  4. Once your biscuit bases are set and firm, they are ready to receive the delicious lime topping. Dollop generous spoonfuls on top of each base until all the mixture has been used up. Smooth the surfaces with the back of your spoon, then place into your fridge for a minimum of two hours. I know waiting is torture but you can console yourself by licking out the bowl!
  5. When the time has finally passed you can remove your pies from the tins and peel off the paper. The topping is meant be on the soft side but it should hold its shape once the paper has been removed. Your work is done and you can now reward yourself with one, or more likely two, mini key lime and ginger pies. I really hope you enjoy making and most importantly eating them!

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Nutritional information

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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