November 12, 2010

Friday- Pear and Ginger Muffin

I made this for our brunch today. I love the bread-y texture so much and the sweet-spongy mixture between oats, raisin, and diced pear is so unique and tasty. My kitchen smells so nice with the nutmeg-cinnamon-ginger fragrant from the baked muffins. I can keep munching of those muffins if I wasn't on diet.. hehe I'll definitely baked this often..and perhaps try to replace those pears with other fruits. 
The recipe is originated from Sophie Dhal's Voluptuous Delights book. But I'd adjust the ingredients with what I have in my pantry. So below is the recipe excerpt from the book;

"Ingredients [Serves 12]:
Sunflower oil
2 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1teaspoon of ground ginger
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg { I used ground nutmeg}
11/4 cup spelt flour {I used all-purpose}
11/2 cup of rolled oat 
1 cup of pear puree { I blend 2 pears and make puree}
4 egg whites-lightly beaten
1/2 cup of natural yogurt
3/4 cup honey { I omit}
1 firm pear, diced
3/4 cup raisin"

"Preheat oven to 190C. Grease a 12-hole muffin tray with sunflower oil. Sift the baking powder, baking poweder, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg into large mixing bowl. Stir in the flour and the oats. Make a well in the midldle of the dry ingredients and add in the wet ingredietns, the diced pear and the raisins. Stir very gentle until all the dry ingredients are folded into the batter. Pour the batter into the tray filling each cup two-third full. 
Put in the oven and ake for about 25-30 min, until the tops of the muffins are brown."

-Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights-

 As far for my diet, it's still on track. I ate half banana and half portion of muffin for my brunch. and slurped on plain water instead of coffee. 

So, today is Friday. I have a childhood friend named Friday. Hehe.. Happy Friday, Friday the Fourth!! ;p Check his blog here. He's good in creating some magics in the kitchen too. :D 


  1. erkkk, gambar yang awak ambil ni, memang menggoda diriku. am not a fan of pear but bila tengok macam best jek!

  2. haha.. makan gambar je lah ;p

    pear ni manis.. sedap je dibuat muffin hehe.. perasan tak dlm ingredient takde sugar.. so muffin ni healthy la konon ng rasa manis buah je heeheh