Sunday, 9 November 2008

...and this muffin is for ...

Chantal! Chantal has too much Tamarind Concentrate and needs help using it up. In her comment she suggested a tamarind citrus combination. I am nothing if not obliging. Muffins to the rescue!!
Now, Tamarind paste is quite strongly flavoured stuff, being that it is concentrated. I have only used a little here because I didn’t want its sour sweetness to be too dominant, and in this muffin it blends well with the other flavours to make a tongue pleasing delight. Hope you like it Chantal.

Chantal's Tamarind Muffins
Makes 12

2 ¾ C Spelt Flour
1/3 C Sugar
3 t Baking Powder
1 t Baking Soda
½ t Salt
½ t ground Ginger
1 t Cardamom
¾ C Rice Milk
½ C Orange Juice
2 T Oil
2 T Maple Syrup
1 t Orange Zest
3 T Tamarind Paste
1 t fresh Ginger – grated
1/3 C Brown Sugar

Preheat oven to 375F and prepare muffin tins.
In a large bowl sift together the dry ingredients – flour through cardamom.
In a separate bowl whisk together the remaining ingredients.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix to just combine.
Spoon mix into the prepared tins and bake for 18 – 22 minutes, or until tests done.
Cool muffins in tins for 5 minutes before transferring to the cooling rack to finish cooling.
Next up (probably Tuesday) will be a Jeni Treehugger / Courtney dual request effort.


Chantal said...

I was so happy to see you made muffins out of what I had suggested. I had to bake them right away. I rushed to the store to get oranges for the zest. Other than that, I had all ingredients. I am very pleased with the result! It taste like spicy citrus. The tamarind flavor was quite subtle I thought (maybe some concentrates are more concentrated than others...). But what I liked best was the airy crumb. Most muffin recipes I bake usualy turn out very dense. Not those babies. Truly delicious. It's a keeper as far as I am concerned for those times when I want to bake something that will leave people guessing what was in them...


Ah, yes... and my picky omni husband ate two despite professing that he didn't like citrus-y muffins...

Carla said...

Chantal, I'm so very pleased you liked them! If you want them more tamarind-y and less citrus-y just sub some more of the tamarind concentrate for some of the OJ. Glad your husband liked them too!