Baking with Mrs Bouw

Thursday, May 20, 2010

After Tuesday's little faux 'Baking with with Mr Bouw', I thought I better share an actual food recipe with you this week... although I do think Tuesday's post is my best work yet :)

Not only has Baby Bouw been kind to Mumma Bouw so far and spared me any major morning sickness, but bubba seems to have our best interests at heart (and my waistline :P) because I have experienced hardly any cravings for chocolate... um well, besides those amazing choc mud cupcakes I posted a few weeks back... I'd be crazy to say no to one of those! AND this last week I have been craving fruit, fruit and more fruit! I'll have you know that in the last 4 days I have eaten a whole pineapple, a whole bunch of bananas, 3 punnets of strawberries and half a rockmelon! So, today's recipe is for the precious little person living in my belly and just so happens to feature my two favourite fruits... bananas and strawberries! These banana and strawberry muffins are super easy to whip up and such a yummy and slightly healthier option to cupcakes... although if you were feeling a little naughty, you could throw in some white chocolate chips for that extra something! This recipe will make 12 muffins with each one being the perfect size to hit your sweet spot but not too big that you will be left feeling guilty about eating one, ok maybe two (or three?) of them :)

Before whisking the brown sugar, egg, vanilla
essence, milk and mashed bananas.

And after.

Adding the diced strawberries to the sifted flour,
baking powder, bicarbonate soda, cinnamon and salt.

Adding the wet ingredients to the dry
ingredients after ensuring the strawberries
are coated with the flour mixture.

This is what your final mixture should
look like after gently combining all ingredients.

Spoon into patty cases and pop into
your pre-heated oven...

... And less than 30mins later you will
have your delightful muffins! Yummo!

Strawberry & Banana Muffins
1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 large ripe bananas, mashed
2 tablespoons milk
1 cup fresh strawberries, washed, hulled and cut into bite sized pieces
2 1/4 cups plain (all-purpose) flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt

- Preheat oven to 180°C (or 160°C if fan-forced).
- Line 12 holes of a muffin pan with patty cases. I used normal paper patty cases that measure 5cm across the base and 8cm across the top. If you do not have patty cases at home, you can simply grease you muffin pan with butter or a vegetable spray.
- Melt the butter in either a small saucepan or microwave in a microwave save bowl. Set aside.
- In a medium sized bowl whisk together the brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, milk and mashed banana. Add the melted butter to the brown sugar mixture and stir to combine.
- In a separate large bowl combine the sifted flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
- Gently fold in the strawberries, ensuring they are coated with flour. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir only until the ingredients are just combined. Over mixing the batter will result in touch muffins, minimal stirring will result in light, fluffy ones!
- Divide the batter evenly among the 12 muffin cups (it’s quite sticky so you may want to use one two spoons to assist). Place in the oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer.
- Place on a cooling rack and cover with a clean tea towel and allow to cool.
- Enjoy! :)



Too easy my dear friends! Who know's what BB will be craving next week! Although you'll be happy to know the pickle phase (cliche I know) has already been and gone :) Have a great day and as always, happy baking! x

3 comments:

  1. OOOHH do i spy your Royal albert tea set in that piccy!
    Lovely!

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  2. you have some SERIOUS baking skills....you should sell your yummy muffins. Were you a pastry chef?

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  3. Thanks Jen! But no, far from a pastry chef... just have a love for baking and cooking :) x

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