Saturday, 23 July 2011

Porridge Muffins

This summer has been most strange so far, I can't really think of what I've been doing, but it seems to be going rather quickly! So I'm sharing another older recipe, in lieu of me having anything interesting to say. I actually made these over Christmas, having eaten far too much porridge in my first term at university and thus having it pervade my baking endeavour once I got back home. So these aren't especially summery, but then they kind of fit in with the weather we've been having recently. Let's hope it holds up for my brother's open air performance at Stratford-upon-Avon tomorrow...?

‘Porridge’ muffins
Adapted from a maple pecan recipe in ‘Muffins, fast and fantastic’ Susan Reimer (on account of me not having pecans, or indeed enough maple syrup) These ended up tasting like porridge, in a muffin, and I was told by my sister’s boyfriend that they ‘taste warm.’ Not sure about how that works, but they are certainly very comforting, and have oats in so are obviously good for you! 
1 egg
240 ml milk
60 ml golden syrup
30 ml maple syrup
2 oz 60g rolled oats (or porridge oats, never sure of the difference)
3oz 85g unsalted butter, soft
3oz 85g caster sugar
8oz 225g self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Topping (optional)
Crumble topping
Walnuts, chopped
Demerara sugar
Cinnamon or mixed spice

Preheat oven 180 for fan oven
Beat egg with a fork and add milk, both syrups and oats. Try to stir in as much as possible (slightly tricky with the golden syrup) set aside so that the oats soak up all the syrupy goodness. In a separate bowl, cream the softened butter and sugar together. Sift flour and baking powder into the butter mix and rub until it looks like breadcrumbs
Pour wet ingredients into dry, and stir till just combined (you can add chopped walnuts/pecans here if you like)
Spoon into muffin tins with cases, and sprinkle with your favourite crumble topping, finely chopped walnuts, extra sugar and maybe a touch of cinnamon on top before baking for 20-25 minutes

Not looking particularly attractive, it has to be said...
Slightly blurry, but note the festive red and green cases (!)

1 comment:

  1. You've managed something I have only dreamed of- tricking Tom into not only eating cinnamon, but liking it...Mwahaha!