Friday, 19 October 2012

Cashew nuts and pear muffins

Cashew nuts and pear muffins are very moist, not too sweet they taste a little bit like pancakes. Although they like pancakes they are more adults treat than children one. The recipe comes form 'New Italian cuisine. Muffins'.

Ingredients for 12-18 muffins*:
  • 4 pears
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 150g flour
  • 100g wholewheat flour
  • 2 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 100g cashew nuts
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g sugar
  • 90ml oil
  • 250ml milk
  • icing sugar for dusting
* I baked 6 in standard size muffin cases and 6 in large ones (on the picture)
Peel and core the pears. Then slice them on small chunks. Place the pears into a bowl and stir in the lemon juice. Set aside.

Chop the cashew nuts.

Preheat the oven to 180C. Line muffin tin with paper cases or grease them.

Place the flours in a bowl stir in the baking powder, salt and nuts.

In separate bowl, using electric mixer, beat together the eggs, sugar, oil and milk until sugar dissolves. Then add all dry ingredients and using spoon combine them with wet ones. At last, but not at least, fold in the pears with juice. 

Spoon the batter into muffin cases. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Then remove from oven, leave in the baking tin for a few minutes and transfer to the wire rack. 

Dust with icing sugar and enjoy.

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