Sunday, September 2, 2012
Ginger Pear Muffins
Just typing the name and seeing the picture of this muffin caused a reaction in my taste buds. This moist, fruit-filled delight will cause a party in your mouth.
I bought a lug of pears and have been keeping them in the refrigerator. This keeps them from ripening at the same time. Daily I reach in and pull out a pear to carry to work for a snack. By the afternoon the pear has softened up to munch on. These are Colorado pears and oh so delicious.
Yesterday I decided to make Ginger Pear Muffins. This recipe is from Canadian Living.com and is a recipe I've made many times. If I owned a bakery, I know these muffins would be a top seller.
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk *
2 cups chopped, peeled pears
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp. melted butter
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
*To make your own buttermilk, fill 1-cup measuring cup almost to the top. Use white vinegar or lemon juice to make 1 cup. This additional liquid is usually about 1 or 2 tsp. Let the mixture set to make 'buttermilk'.
In bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, ginger, salt and cinnamon.
In separate bowl, whisk brown sugar with oil; whisk in egg and buttermilk. Pour over dry ingredients; sprinkle with pears and stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon into greased muffin pans.
To make the topping: in bowl, combine brown sugar, butter and ginger; sprinkle over each muffin.
Bake in 350 degree preheated oven for about 25 minutes.
Enjoy these amazing muffins!