Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pumpkin Muffins

I have always wanted to try baking something with pumpkin but was quite put off on d process of making pumpkin puree. Then 2 days ago, I saw Blessed Homemaker’s post on her pumpkin muffin & decided to give it a try since I have 2 butternut squash on hand. So I went ahead & prepared d puree using d baking method on that very nite.

Preparing d squash puree - cut squash in half lengthwise, remove seeds & stringy fibers. Place cut-side down on a baking pan with 1 cup of water. Bake at 150 degrees C for ard 30-45 mins (depending on size). Scoop out the pulp & puree in a food processor until smooth. By d time I finished pureeing, it’s alrdy ard 11pm so I decided to freeze d puree until I have time to bake d muffin.

Now, 2days later, with time on hand, I decided to go ahead & give d muffin recipe a try. However, in d mid of measuring d ingredients, I realised I did not have enough sugar! OMG! But since I have alrdy thawed d puree, I decided to go ahead. Thus, I was very careful when it’s time to fold d wet mixture into d dry ingredients. D wet mixture was poured part by part into d dry ingredients till d batter is ‘wet’ enough. This yields 9 muffins & 1 can really tasted d sunflower seed oil. This batch is also darker in color because of d brown sugar.

While d 1st batch of muffins were baking in d oven, I was cleaning up d kitchen when my eyes kept falling onto d bal wet mixture. Since it will be such a waste to throw it away, I decided to use it up by using icing sugar instead. This in turn yields 2 muffins. This rd d batter is much ‘wetter’ than d previous batch & d sunflower seed oil taste is stronger too.

(A) Dry Mix (+ r d ingredients for 2nd batch)
250g cake flour + 70g cake flour
1½ tsp baking powder + ¼ tsp
½ tsp baking soda + pinch
126g brown sugar + 20g icing sugar
¼ tsp salt + pinch

(B) Wet Mix
110ml pkt milk
130ml whipping cream
100g sunflower seed oil
2 eggs

(C) 140g pumpkin puree

1. Preheat oven @170C. Prepare muffin cups.
2. Mix (A) in a bowl.
3. In another bowl, whisk (B) till smooth.
4. Add (C) to (B).

5. Add wet mixture to (A) & stir till just blended.
6. Spoon onto prepared tin. If desired, sprinkle some chocolate chips on top.
7. Baking for 15 - 20 mins or until cooked.
8. Cool on rack.


Blessed Homemaker said...

Adoii... why are you always running out of ingredients??

Irene said...

HA HA! I never plan ahead mah.. ;-p

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流浪汉 瑜伽 Yoga Tramp said...

wah i like so much, 请问是你自己弄得还是从书上拍下的照片和食谱?

Irene said...

谢谢您! 通常照片自己拍下, 食谱上网搜索