Saturday, 21 June 2008

The Winner, by a long margin...

Ginger Crunch Muffins.
There's the photos (again), there's the explanation, and here's the recipe....
Ginger Crunch Muffins
Makes 12

1 ¼ C Plain Flour
1 C Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
2 t Baking Powder
1 t Baking Soda
1 ½ t ground Ginger
½ t Salt
½ C Soymilk
¼ C Oil
¼ C Sugar
1 t Vanilla Extract
¼ C Agave
¼ C Maple Syrup
¼ C Soy Yogurt
1 recipe Cookie Pellets (see below)
Turbinado Sugar for tops

Preheat oven to 375F, and prepare your muffin tins.
In a large bowl sift together the flour through salt.
In a separate large bowl whisk together all the liquid ingredients (soymilk to yogurt).
Add liquid ingredients to dry and mix until just combined. Fold in the cookie pellets.
Spoon into muffin tins, then sprinkle the top of each with a little turbinado sugar.
Bake 20 – 25 minutes until tests done. After a few minutes transfer to cooling rack.

Cookie Pellets
2 T Magarine
2 T Sugar
¼ C + 2 T Plain Flour
1/8 t Baking Powder
Generous ¼ t ground Ginger
1 ½ T crystalised Ginger – finely chopped

Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking tray with parchment.
Cream marg and sugar until light and fluffy. Sift in the flour, baking powder and ginger. Mix well.
Add in the crytalised ginger and mix until stiff dough forms.
Roll dough into large cooked chickpea sized pellets (penny size) and place on parchment tray so they don’t touch. You’ll get about 50.
Bake for 7 – 9 minutes. Be careful as they can burn quite easily.
To cool, lift parchment from baking tray and transfer to cooling rack.
Variation - don't cook the cookies and put raw dough in the mix.


Courtney said...

These sound great, but darn! I had voted for the current recipe. Ah well...ginger it is! They really do sound good...


Mad About Udon said...

Mmm... those look like the perfect mid-morning snack (I happen to be craving a mid morning snack right now!)

Sarah said...

I made these yesterday, and they were delicious. I love ginger, and these have the perfect amount (though I admit to adding an extra dose by grating crystallised ginger over the top!) Your muffin recipes all look amazing!

Carla said...

Sarah, glad you liked them! I too love ginger!