I’m always a little giddy at this time of year, fairy lights, present wrapping, christmas music, mulled wine… Lots of mulled wine – Maybe i’m more than a little giddy. Today, i’m making up the perfect side to a glass of Christmas juice, Toffee apple muffins. lovely soft muffin scattered with chunks of soft apple and melted fudge, all topped with a swirl of luxurious salted caramel sauce. YES! These are incredible!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 290g Self raising flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 2 tablespoon of brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 250ml full fat milk
- 50ml oil
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 eating apples (I’ve gone with golden delicious, they’re not too bitter, not too sweet.)
- 100g fudge chunks
- small jar of caramel sauce ( I like this one from Asda.)
Now, here’s what you’ll need to do.
First, put all of your dry ingredients in a bowl. So the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg & brown sugar. Give it all a stir, the scent of Christmas should start whirling round you immediately.
Next, pour your milk, oil and egg into a jug and give it a quick stir.
Pop your wet ingredients into the bowl with your flour and give it all a good whisk up.
If you have a freehand mixer, you can use this time to prepare your apples (If you don’t, you can just prepare them up once you’ve finished mixing.) Peel your apples, cut into quarters and slice out the pips. Dice into smallish chunks, about 2cm thick is perfect.
Now toss your apple chunks in a light sprinkling of flour – this will prevent your apples from just sinking to the bottom of the muffins whilst they’re baking.
Then pour your Fudge chunks and apples into your muffin mixture, giving it all another good mix up.
Now its time to prep your oven, pop it on 200 / 180 (fan assisted), and pop your cake cases into a deep muffin tray.
And using a spoon or an ice-cream scoop (I prefer the latter) spoon your mixture into your muffin cases. Pop into the oven, middle shelf for around 20 minutes – or until golden and cooked through.
Once baked, put to the side and leave to cool (although they are incredible warm!).
Now comes the most delicious part – Caramel Sauce! I love this Salted Caramel version from ASDA.
I also found the most amazing piping bag for this next part, its silicone, pops in the dishwasher after use and is just so easy to use! So if like me you really struggle with piping, i’d definitely recommend I can’t find them online to share the link, but they’re £2.50 from ASDA, so keep an eye out. Anyway, yes back to the caramel sauce, simply fill your bag with Caramel and swirls away!
Your festive Toffee apple muffins are now ready to serve.
Don’t forget your side of mulled wine!
Now, eat, drink and most importantly… be merry!
The little woman pretends.