Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Apricot and Coconut Muffins

Zoe and I baked these yummy muffins the other day. Well really I baked, and Zoe played with an unopened packet of sugar, and did some pretend stirring with a bowl and a fork. She seemed to really enjoy it, and loved listening to me count out the number of cups of flour, sugar, etc. There was lots of singing too - "this is the way we stir the muffins, stir the muffins, stir the muffins" - on repeat. All in all it was a very fun time and I'll definitely be baking nice easy recipes with Zoe more often. So if you have a young one and a rainy day give these muffins a try - they are easy, fun and delicious!

Apricot and Coconut Muffins (from The Australian Women's Weekly Kids Cooking)
Makes 12

425g can apricot halves
2 1/4 cups self-raising flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
160ml buttermilk
125ml vegetable oil
1/3 cup apricot jam

Coconut topping
1/4 cup plain flour
1 tbsp caster sugar
1/3 cup shredded coconut
30g butter
  1. Preheat the oven to moderate. Grease 12-hole muffin pan. Drain apricots; discard syrup, then chop apricots coarsely.
  2. Make coconut topping.
  3. Combine flour and sugar in large bowl; use a fork to stir in apricot, then combined egg, buttermilk, oil and jam. Mixture should look lumpy, do not overmix.
  4. Divide mixture among prepared pan holes; sprinkle coconut topping over each muffin mixture. Bake, uncovered, in moderate oven about 25 minutes. Stand muffins in pan 5 minutes; place top-side up on wire rack to cool.
  5. Coconut topping: Combine flour, sugar and coconut in small bowl; use fingers to rub butter into flour mixture.

Here is the little miss trialing the coconut topping. She called it cheese, I guess it kind of looked like grated cheese. She loved it!


cookies and cups said...

she is gorgeous and so are these muffins! The topping sounds delicious!

Rose said...

Apricot and coconut are the perfect pair. Im eating apricot and cocut ball thingys at the moment :) so good!


Kristin said...

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Kaitlin said...

Super cute :)

Patricia Scarpin said...

You have the most adorable little helper, Alicia! She's so beautiful!
And the muffins... Yum!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Oh yummy! This sounds like a winning combo if I ever saw one. Great job, Alicia!

the twins said...

these look so good! and your daughter is too cute =)

The Clip Cafe said...

Copied this one looks very nice :-) thanks

Pamela said...

These look sooo delightful! I'm going to make these--today!