I was up early this morning and made some wonderful muffins I had found
in a recipe book. I changed the recipe just a little bit to suit myself.
Since I had never made them before I was uncertain how they would
turn out. To my delight, they are delicious!
I went looking for some information about the spice, cardamon and
discovered it is a member of the ginger family..hmm…did not know that and until
recently, Nepal was one of the biggest importers. It is very expensive so, I went
to a local health store and bought some in bulk, meaning you can choose how
much you purchase. I only needed a small amount so that made it very reasonable.
Pear Cardamon Muffins
2 overripe pears
(I used 1 large can of pears in a light syrup, I prefer fruit juice)
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup barley flour
( added the barley flour..you can use all purpose instead)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 sea salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup of the juice from the pear can
( the recipe recommends a can of pear nectar, I substituted the juice from the pear can)
1/2 teaspoon of cardamon
(I will use a whole teaspoon the next time)
Bake @ 375 degrees for 25 minutes.
I did not use paper liners so, I lightly greased the non-stick
muffin tin and spooned the batter in.
I used corn oil.
They turned out really moist and very light and the smell…mmm.
Lastly, I made myself some Spiced Chai tea to have with my muffin.
note: I borrowed the recipe book from the library and will get the title and author the next time I am there.
On to the all essential house cleaning then stitching…..