Apple Muffins With Pecan Topping



350g cake flour

25g butter

50g dark brown sugar, plus 1 tablespoon extra for the topping

50g pecan nuts, chopped

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

284ml soured cream

1 egg, beaten

3 eating apples, peeled and cored

2-3 tablespoons milk


Heat the oven to 200C. Line a muffin tin with muffin cases. In a small bowl, use your fingertips to rub 50g of the flour together with the butter to make breadcrumbs. Stir through 1 tablespoon sugar and the chopped pecans, set aside.

In a large bowl, sift together the remaining flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and a pinch of salt. Stir in the apples; beat together with the soured cream, egg and 2 tablespoons milk. Make a well in the dry ingredients and quickly fold through the wet ingredients, adding an extra tablespoon milk if really dry. Don’t over-mix or your muffins will be tough. It doesn’t matter if there are lumps of flour.

Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases – they should be about two-thirds full – then sprinkle over the pecan topping. Thinly slice the final apple, poke slices into the tops of the muffins. Bake for 20 minutes or until risen, golden and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Serve on its own or with cheese.


Replace the apple with a chopped banana

About Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

Cape Malay Home Cooking made easy. The Muslim community has also had a large influence on the cooking of South Africa. Cape Malay cuisine is delicious. It usually consists of a combination of fruit, spices, vegetables and meat. Using my cooking know how to inspire everyone to cook the food they love. Here you will find tried and tested simple and delicious recipes for relaxed home cooking that go far beyond baking. From easy soups and roasts to delicious breads, deserts, stews, etc… All the recipes seen here are prepared in my kitchen with photos taken by my family and me. So please don’t expect professional photography or styling, it’s just the way we have our meals on a normal day! My motto is: "Give a man a plate of food and you've fed him for the day. Teach a man to cook and you feed him for a lifetime" - Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

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