December 09, 2010

Pear, Ginger and Chocolate Muffins

Chocolate. Ginger. Pear. This tastes like winter. What a great combo for these moist and spicy muffins. Muffins never last long at home: we like them so much.

December is finally here. What are you doing to get ready for Christmas? Me? I’m baking.

I love winter days when the sun is shining and it is really cold, going out for a long walk, coming back home and enjoying a cup of tea with a slice of cake...or a pear, ginger and chocolate muffin.

Oh, and by the way, we finally had snow. Not a lot, but enough to look wintry and Christmassy.

Pear, Ginger and Chocolate Muffins – makes 12

  • • 3 large ripe pears, peeled and cored
  • • A thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, grated
  • • 100g dark cooking chocolate, cut into small chunks
  • • 280g plain flour
  • • 1tsp baking powder
  • • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • • A pinch of salt
  • • 125g sugar
  • • 1 egg, beaten
  • • 80ml milk
  • • 90ml groundnut oil

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 190°C.
  • 2. Mix the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a big bowl. Blend the pears until you obtain a thick purée. In another bowl, mix together the pears, sugar, egg, milk and oil.
  • 3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until they come together. Add the ginger and chocolate and mix.
  • 4. Spoon the mixture into 12 muffin paper cases in a muffin tray. Bake in the oven for about 25min until the tops are lightly brown. Cool on a wire rack and enjoy.

    Muffins aux Poires, Gingembre et Chocolat – pour 12 muffins

  • • 3 grosses poires, pelées et dont on a enlevé le cœur
  • • Un petit morceau de gingembre frais, râpé
  • • 100g de chocolat pâtissier, coupé en petits morceaux
  • • 280g de farine
  • • 1cc de levure
  • • 1cc de bicarbonate de soude
  • • 1 pincée de sel
  • • 125g de sucre
  • • 1 œuf, battu
  • • 80ml de lait
  • • 90ml d’huile d’arachide

  • 1. Préchauffer le four à 190°C.
  • 2. Mélanger la farine, la levure, le bicarbonate de soude, et le sel dans un grand bol. Mixer les poires jusqu’à l’obtention d’une purée épaisse. Dans un autre bol, mélanger les poires avec le sucre, l’œuf, le lait et l’huile.
  • 3. Ajouter ce mélange aux ingrédients secs et mélanger. Ajouter le chocolat et le gingembre et mélanger de nouveau.
  • 4. Verser le mélange dans des caissettes à muffins disposées dans un moule à muffin. Faire cuire au four pendant environ 25min jusqu’à ce que le dessus des muffins soit légèrement doré. Laisser refroidir sur une grille et déguster.

    Anonymous said...

    This is really nice blog, Blandine! Makes me want to try your recipes... Hope all is well! Gönna xx

    Blandine said...

    Thanks Gönna :)
    Hope you're well too xx

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