Sunday, 30 October 2011

Halloween Special: Terrifying Toffee Apple Muffins

It's Halloween tomorrow!  So it's time to dust off those fancy dress costumes, carve up those pumpkins and bake the last treat in my Halloween Special, Terrifying Toffee Apple Muffins.

There's not actually anything terrifying about these delicious muffins, just sweet, fruity deliciousness.  They'll delight guests at your Halloween parties, please Trick or Treaters and make wonderful little gifts for friends and colleagues. 

So here is the last recipe for Halloween, but before you sigh a breath of despair fear not...the Christmas Special is on it's way soon!

Terrifying Toffee Apple Muffins


300g plain flour
2tsp baking powder
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
1tsp cinnamon
100g dark brown sugar
100g butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
240ml milk
3 small apples, peeled, cored and chopped into small pieces
100g vanilla fudge, chopped into small pieces

Preheat the oven to 190C/gas 5 and line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases.

In a large bowl add the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and sugar.  Mix together until well combined and make a well in the centre.

In a separate bowl whisk together the butter, eggs and milk until smooth and even coloured.  Pour into the dry ingredients and mix quickly with a wooden spoon. Stir in the apple and fudge, being careful not to overwork the mixture, it should be quite lumpy.

Divide the mixture evenly between the paper cases and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden and a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Belle's Top Tip
I love to give these to Trick or Treaters and as gifts by placing the cold muffin in a Halloween designed paper cup, wrapping in cellophane and tieing with ribbon.  It makes them easier for the Trick or Treaters to carry and makes them look extra special for friends.