Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Apple Raisin Muffin

I had 3 apples that were turning soft and didn't have the heart to throw them out. After going through my fridge, I found some raisins, ground almond and butter left waiting to be used. Since my eldest daughter's tutor is coming tomorrow, I decided to bake something simple and muffins came into my mind. Searched the internet and found Paula Deen's apple raisin muffin recipe. I made some changes and it come out pretty good.


1 C water
1 1/2 C sugar (originally 2C)
3 medium sized apples, finely chopped
2 C raisins
140g butter } originally 1C/2 sticks butter
100g corn oil }
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 C ground almond
2 teaspoons baking soda
3 1/2 C all-purpose flour

1. Preheat the oven to 180C degrees
2. Combine the water, sugar, apples, raisins, butter, oil, cinnamon and nutmeg in a saucepan and bring to a boil
3. Remove the pan from the heat and cool completely
4. In a large bowl, sift flour, baking soda and ground almond
5. Add the cooled mixture to the flour mixture and stir until all the dry ingredients are moist
6. Fill greased miniature muffin tins or muffin cups with batter to the top and bake for 20 minutes or till skewer comes out clean when poked into the centre


k@h l3nG said...

1C=hw many ml?

Zurynee said...

The cup that I am using is 240ml.


k@h l3nG said...


Christy said...

CUTE cupcakes!! With raisins...so adorable:D

Btw, HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and many more cupcakes to come!! (LOL!)

Anonymous said...

How many muffins does the recipe make?
Btw, I tried your double choc yoghurt muffins and they turned out super duper yummy and easy to make. Thanks!

Zurynee said...

Happy New Year to you too christy :-)

Hi anonymous, i used the small muffin liners (not the mini ones) and I got about 20-24 if i am not wrong. I didn't count really.

ligo said...

do you have simple soup recipes that can go along with spageti or pasta..

campbell soup gives me headache, too much msg..

thanks in advance~!

Maya said...

Hi Zu! I read abt E icing print outs from Cranberry and Singarish. They said they got it from "Zu" I was wondering, Is it you? I hope Im rite :p I'm interested to get some.

Zurynee said...

Hi Ligo,

You mean cream soup? I do have, let me whip one and post it. Just hope you can wait :-)


Zurynee said...

Hi Maya,

Yes, the Zu they mentioned is me *LOL* you can email to me at zuamir@gmail.com for details.


beachlover said...

hahaha!! I think I'm like Maya too..I'm been reading singirish blog and she talking about cup cake...I follow all the link and here I am..My daughter Bday is coming ,so I wanna to make some cup cake with MickeY and Minnie printout you have..I better email you now..Thank you:))...your work and blog is really wonderful and creative

Anonymous said...

so glad that you're updating again. i really missed your posts.

btw, i tried your nasi briyani recipe the other day and it came out quite badly. the rice was unevenly cooked with the top half not being cooked. would you know why? did i use a pot that was too small?

zu said...

Thank you beachlover :-)

anonymous, did you use a rice cooker or regular pot? It's strange that the the top half not cooked. You can try sprinkle more water to the rice when it's cooking. I guess some brand of rice may need more water than other. I hope you are not dissappointed :(