Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Raspberry Muffins/ Mango Muffins



Recently I bought a new cookbook from BookXcess titled  " Relaxed Cooking With Curtis Stone " and  I knew that I can't wait till the weekend to try it out ,so yesterday night I took out the book and flipped through the pages....found this photo showing some delicious looking raspberry muffins. After checking out the ingredients, I knew I had to try it out. But I substituted raspberry with mango since I have the mango in the fridge. Raspberry are not in season and you can't find them in the supermarket at all. I love it that it uses almond meal instead of just all purpose flour. So now I share with you the 1st recipe from the book :)) Hope you will like it !






Recipe extracted from the cookbook " Relaxed Cooking With Curtis Stone "

Raspberry Muffins  ( I substituted raspberry with mango )


" I promised that these are muffins like non you've ever tasted before. The almond meal makes them moist and chewy, so they're the perfect snack for any time of day. Why not double the recipe and share the love? One caveat, though: Don't make these unless raspberries are in season. To my palate, hothouse berries have no flavor and are not worth the hefty price tag. "


Ingredients:

1 cup almond meal
1 cup confectioners' sugar
sifted, plus more for dusting
1/3 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup ( 1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
5 large egg whites
about 1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries - ( I used 1 cup of mango cubes)


Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spray 9 cups of a non stick muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. Whisk the almond meal, the 1 cup confectioners' sugar, the flour, and the salt in a large bowl to blend. Stir in the melted butter.

Using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites in another large bowl for 1 minute or until soft peaks form. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the egg whites into the batter. Then gently fold 1 cup of the raspberries into the batter. Immediately divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups, filling the cups completely. Place 1 or 3 of the remaining raspberries atop each muffin.

Bake for 30 minutes or until the muffins are pale golden and the tops spring back when touched. Let the muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Then gently twist the muffins to release them from the pan and let them cool completely on a wire rack.

Sift confectionrs' sugar over the muffins and serve.


Enjoy and let these muffins chase away your weekday blues......




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30 comments:

  1. What pretty muffins! The texture looks so different and tempting. I am a big fan of Curtis Stone and have tried several of his recipes with great success.

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  2. aiyoh..i cannot wait to eat mine later!!! thanks ElinLuv! next time make more, OK? hahahhaa.. i m very wai sik and thick skinned too.. :p

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  3. I love mango. What a wonderful ingredient. The muffins look quite tasty. Cheers!

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  4. I like that you used mango. Raspberries are so expensive! I love your pictures. Delicious!

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  5. Am I right? Claire is a big eater! haha.... I bet these are super delicious!

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  6. I love mango ANYTHING!
    Looks like a quick, easy and moist muffin for the breakfast!

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  7. surely give a very fragrant nutty flavour! And with mangoes! Sounds and looks delicious!

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  8. Heehee, such a great idea! Mango muffins! Think I'm gonna make it for my dad this weekend, he loves mango ...well if I remember to get some mangoes that is. ;P

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  9. Elin: I want to bookmark this. Looks so yummy and pretty.

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  10. Jealousnya...Claire got hers..where is mine

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  11. Will certainly bookmark this. Lovely pics too!

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  12. Beautiful muffins. Looks moist. I love mangoes so I would surely love these.

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  13. great idea to substitute with mango! love the bright yellow hue :)

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  14. These mango muffins look spectacular! Mangos are just in season right now and these muffins sound absolutely perfect for breakfast!

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  15. Mangoes are so versatile! Good idea to use it in muffins. Look forward to try one day!

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  16. Mango is my family's favourite. I sure it will be a hit in my family. Your muffins look absolutely gorgeous! ;)

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  17. wow! everything looks so delicious! great blog!

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  18. i bought this book too !! severe damage from bookxcess but 7 books for rm210 only. <3 gonna try the sticky chicken drumsticks

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  19. Great muffins, love the mango addition! Just wish I had one now! Yum!!!

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  20. CC...his recipes are good and I love every one of them :) No regret buying his book :)

    Claire....don't eat so much..or I won't be responsible for your gain :p

    Lazaro ...yup it taste light and refreshing :) Great muffins!

    Mother Rimmy...over here imported fruits are very expensive especially blueberries, raspberries and strawberries...even nectarine and peaches are expensive too :( Mango is a good substitute for berries :)

    Kristy...haha Claire is one ! Shh. dun tell her okay:p

    Angie...this is a light and refreshing muffin...great for snacks and teas :)

    Tracie...make this for your family..simple and easy to make and also it taste fantastic!

    BeeBee...hope your dad will love this :)

    Sonia...great muffins :)

    Anncoo...haha do try this out..it is different from the rest . Light and yet delicious!

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  21. Kathy...haha you don't have to. Move to Ipoh and be my neighbor :p

    Cheah...thanks :) Do try it out...no regrets!

    Mary...it is moist and chewy and delicious and healthy too :))

    Noobcook...mango is a great substitute for berries when they are not in season :)

    5 Star Foodie...congrats I read you have just won a pestle and mortar set from CSN :))

    Joslyn....thanks it is a great one :)

    Food For Tots...thanks :))

    Mr.Pineapple Man...welcome to my humble blog. You have a cute nick...you love pineapple? haha I love mangoes and thanks for your kind words :)

    Swee San...you know how I envy you all who stays in KL ...aawwww 7 books for RM210 only...gosh I want to be in your shoe leh :) I love Curtis Stone book and I hope to have a collection of his book :) I look forward to your sharing of that sticky chicken drumstick :)

    Pam...thanks for dropping by :)

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  22. Hi Aunty,

    Care to show how to fold in the paper into the ramekin. Thanks.

    Silent Reader

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  23. Hi Silent Reader,

    Cut a square piece of parchment paper, 4" by 4" fold into half one time and fold over one more time into a smaller square. Then open up and cut along the folded line half way before reaching the center point on all four sides. Sit the parchment paper into the ramekin.

    I hope you get it lol! if not let me know and I will take a photo for you to see :))

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  24. I personally prefer mango over raspberry, very inovative of you Elin! Have a nice day!

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  25. I've been looking for some mango recipes, with mangos now starting to be in season. These muffins look delicious!

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  26. These look and sound wonderful and I love the parchment paper wrapped around them-very clever .
    Sandy

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  27. Hi Alice...thanks and you too have a great day :))

    Hi Kirbie...yup mango season now...a must try if you love mango :)

    Hi Sandy...thanks for dropping by...you have a beautiful blog :)

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  28. your mango muffin texture look so soft and fine.I thought you use cake flour ,look like sponge cake but then look again you use almond meal.love the mango infused into this muffin!! exotic flavor!

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  29. Hi My Asian Kitchen...this muffin is slightly different. Light and delicious..uses almond meal plus the refreshing taste of mango...mmmmm I can only tell you this is a muffin with a difference :))

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