Tuesday, 9 December 2008

I've been tagged - My Holiday Recipe

I've been tagged by Happy to share my favourite holiday recipe and I have just the one for you

Snow Covered Ginger Muffins

125g (4 0z) butter

125ml (4 fl oz) maple syrup

125g (4oz) light muscovado sugar

225g (7.5 oz) self-raising flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon ground ginger

2 eggs

125 ml (4 fl oz) milk

3 tablespoons glace ginger, chopped, plus extra to decorate


200g (7 oz) icing sugar, sifted

4 teaspoons water

2 pieces glace ginger, sliced

Line 12 sections of a deep bun tin with paper cake cases

Put the butter, syrup and sugar into a saucepan and heat gently stirring until the butter has melted

Mix the flour, baking powder and ground ginger in a bowl

Beat the eggs and milk in another bowl

Take the butter pan off the head then beat in the flour mixture

Gradually beat in the egg and milk mixture, then stir in the glace ginger

Divide the mixture evenly among the cake cases and bake in a preheated oven, 180c (352f), gas mark 4 for 10-15 minutes until well risen and cracked

Leave to cool

Sift the icing sugar into a bowl and gradually mix in the water to create a smooth spoonable icing

Drizzle random lines of icing from a spoon over the muffins and complete with slices of ginger

Leave to harden for 30 minues before serving

I made these for a party last year and one of my friend ate 3 in quick succession!!!

Let me know if you try them out!

Now I should tag some of you but I'm going to cheat and invite you all to share your holiday recipes! Let me know if you do post one so I can pop buy to visit


The Vintage Rose said...

You can visit my blog for 2 christmas recipes and a china give-away. Love the pink teacup with a rose inside!

Cottage Way of Life said...

That looks absolutely yummy, but I have to ask, what is muscovado sugar? Is it anything like what we Americans call dark brown sugar?


TattingChic said...

Mmmmmm...these look yummy! Yes, what exactly IS muscovado sugar?

Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Ooh... how I would like to try one of those! :) I'm glad I stopped by for a visit!

Linda said...

These look and sound yummy...I like the way you decorated them too. I'd love to enjoy one right now with my morning chocolate coffee..hugs, Linda

P.S. Is glace ginger the same as candied ginger?

Country Bliss said...

Yummy, I'll have to try them.
Yvonne x

MelMel said...

This was a fun tag...did mine today...i#ll be sure to write yours down, as i have ppl coming to tea soon, i can make them!xxx

MelMel said...

I skipped the girly film and watched Fred claus...ho ho ho!!! was loads of fun!

Thanks for the lovely comment hun!