Nectarine Crumble Muffins

Hello everyone,

Welcome to 2012 and to my blog Scrumptious and Delicious. This will be a work in progress but please check back regularly for updates and new recipes. Have a look around, I have put a few posts and pages up but there will be more soon.

This post will be on Nectarine Crumble Muffins. Due to the extreme weather changes we have experienced in Canberra in the past week the kilo of nectarines I bought ripened in one day and then I had to find a way to use them. Thankfully a magazine I picked up in our weekly shop provided me with the perfect solution.

Nectarine Crumble Muffins

1 1/2 cups self raising flour

125g unsalted butter, melted

1/2 cup caster sugar

1/2 cup sour cream

2 eggs

2 tbs custard powder

1 tsp vanilla essence

4 nectarines, stones removed, thinly sliced

CRUMBLE

1/4 cup plain flour

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

25g chilled butter

Preheat the oven to 180 celsius, line a 12 hole muffin pan with paper cases. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer beat flour, butter, sugar, sour cream, eggs, custard powder and vanilla together on low to medium for 2 minutes. Stir through 3/4 of the chopped nectarine. Spoon mixture into paper cases (an icecream scoop my be easier) fill to 2/3. Press extra nectarine into the top of each muffin.

To make the crumble, combine all ingredients in a small bowl and rub butter into the dry ingredients to make crumbs. Sprinkle crumbs evenly over each muffin.

Bake for 20-30 minutes or until skewer comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Store in airtight containers.

These were relatively easy to make and I only had to buy sour cream to make them as I had the other ingredients in the fridge and pantry already. My only complaint with this recipe is that once I placed the muffins in containers the crumble sweated and turned into a goopy buttery mess. If anyone has a suggestion on how I could prevent this it would be greatly appreciated. Other than that these were a great hit both at home and at work, the cake part is especially delicious with the custard flavour coming through.

Please come and visit again soon, my next post will be a back dated creation: The 2011 Gingerbread House.

Sonia x

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