19.9.11

Muffin Monday: Jam-filled Muffins

I have been meaning to join several weekly blog round-ups like Tuesdays with Dorie and Sweet Melissa Sundays. I think it’s  a good way to expand my baking portfolio, if there’s such a thing as that. It would greatly help me conquer my baking and kitchen fears and push me to go up a notch. The only problem I had was that these communities had one main requirement: that you own the cookbooks that inspired them. I certainly don’t mind buying these books, but you know how much they cost nowadays, it would definitely burn a hole in my pocket. Maybe next time, I thought.

So just imagine my joy when I stumbled upon a blog last week which was part of a weekly round-up that didn’t require cookbooks. Oh what sheer luck! I quickly dropped a line to the administrator’s mailbox and waited. I got “approved” in less than 24 hours and well, the rest is history. Haha.

This is my first post for Muffin Monday. Thanks, Anuradha, for accepting me in. And thanks for such an easy recipe for this week. ;)

Okay, so yes, it is an easy one but like my other adventures, it definitely didn’t go without a hitch. My muffin lovelies would’ve turned out waaaay better had I not overfilled the muffin wells.

I should know better, right? I’ve been baking cupcakes for almost a year now. I should’ve known. Oh well, that’s the beauty of these kitchen adventures – you learn from them. And move on…

I think they still turned out great, you be the judge. :)

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Jam Filled MuffinsTaken from AllRecipes 
1 3/4 cups Flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup milk
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 eggs
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/2 cup jam – I used guava and a locally-produced coconut jam 
Preheat the oven to 400F  
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  
In another bowl, lightly beat eggs, milk, butter and lemon rind.  
Pour into the dry ingredients and the stir until moistened.  
Spoon half batter, make a well, add jam, spoon the remaining batter and bake in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until the top is golden.
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Muffin Monday is an initiative by Baker Street. A culinary journey of sharing a wickedly delicious muffin recipe every week. Drop in a quick line to join her on her journey to make the world smile and beat glum Monday mornings week after week.

Notes:
  • I halved the recipe and got 6 muffins. Get the recipe converter here.
  • Looking back now, I think I knew where I messed up – didn’t make a well after I poured the first half of the batter, I literally just plopped the jam over. MY BAD.
  • VERDICT: They’re absolutely awesome.

I really still can’t get over my boo-boo today. I really should know better.

PS. A big thanks to Annapet, I saw Muffin Monday on her blog that fateful Wednesday last week. ;)

17 comments:

  1. My muffins didn't look pretty. It was actually one of the harder recipes I've made since starting the participation of the series. However, I'm sure they still tasted good! Thanks for the recipe converter. 12 muffins is a lot between the hubs & I so this will save us extra time at the gym!

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  2. YAY! for muffinmonday. So glad you could bake with us this week. I love these muffins. a chocolate drizzle would be perfect.

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  3. Bianca: You're welcome! :) I know how hard it is to finish up or divide 12 (or more?) muffins between 2 people... I sometimes have them all to myself! :))

    Baker Street: Oooh, thanks for the chocolate drizzle idea! Love that! :D

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  4. Bah, as long as they taste great, who cares what they look like, right? :) Nice job and welcome to Muffin Monday!

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  5. The Poet Herself: Thanks! :D I agree, how they look is secondary. Hee!

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  6. Welcome to Muffin Monday! :) Coconut jam? Are you kidding me? I didn't even know such a thing existed, but now I'm desperate for some! Your muffins sound divine!

    We all have our bumps in the kitchen, and as you say, we all learn from it for next time. Look forward to seeing what your take is next week!

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  7. Aimée: Thank you! :)

    Yes, coco jam is a local delicacy here in the Philippines. It's absolutely delicious, especially on warm toast! :D

    Thanks again!

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  8. I think they look swell! It wasn't the easiest to dig a well and pour the jam in. So I got a big stingy and did not put too much. As a result I had a muffin with a jam filling resembling a dot.

    But like you mentioned in your post, this is a learning curve and it just helps us build more confidence to attempt something more challenging the next time

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  9. sliceofmylyfe: Thanks! :) practice makes perfect, they say... So let's get on with our weekly challenges, yes? :D

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  10. Welcome to Muffin Monday, so glad you saw Annapet's blog. She got me started baking with the Muffin Monday group :)
    I love the Filipino flavors in your muffins, guava & coco jam -- haven't had these in years! Now, I want some.

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  11. The taste is what counts, anyway. Muffins are not meant to be as pretty or as delicate as cupcakes, so I say, your muffins look perfect as muffins! :-) Your guava and coconut jam sounds really, really yummy!

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  12. Welcome to Muffin Mondays! It's such a great group of foodies and a wonderful way to discover new recipes. I had to laugh at you overfilling your muffin tin because that is something I do each and every time...I can't help myself :)

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  13. Caroline: Thanks! :) I'm just as glad I found Annapet's blog :D

    The coco jam has been calling out to me for weeks now, maybe even months. It's about time I used it up. ;)

    Foodiva: Thank you! :D

    STAY AT HOME CHEF: Hahaha, I guess that's what happens if we're too excited! LOL :D

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  14. Welcome to Muffin Mondays! Guava & Coconut Jam!? How cool is that! :)

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  15. Alan Cooke: Hello! :) thanks for the warm welcome! :D

    It's awesome to be baking with you guys! :)

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  16. Enjoyed your post and especially loved your Muffins! How cool is that to do it on your Droid? You must teach me, can't figure out mine! Glad to bake with you this week!

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  17. Hi Elizabeth!

    Thank you! :D the post after this was the one from Blogger-droid... I have yet to try how post with pics heehee. You can download the app from the Android Market. ;)

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