Hot cross muffins

Quick Summary:

Makes about 24

What you will need:

225g Butter

200g Brown sugar

150g Almond meal

100g Buckwheat flour

1tsp Ground mixed spice

1 1/2tsp Baking powder

Pinch of Sea salt

3 Eggs, beaten

175g Dried fruit

50g Dried cranberries

1 Apple, diced  

100g Icing sugar

1 Orange, juiced

Hot cross muffins

How to make it:

Heat the oven at 180C fan bake.  Line 2 muffin trays with paper cases.

Beat the butter and the sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy.

Add the eggs and 3 tablespoons of orange juice and mix until combined.

Sift in the almond meal, mixed spice, flour, baking powder and salt.  Fold until combined.

Cook the diced apple with a little sugar in the microwave for 3 minutes, then add to mixture along with dried fruits.

Spoon into muffin cases and bake for 35 minutes, then turn the heat down to 160 C and cook for further 25 minutes or until cooked.

Leave them to rest for 15 minutes in the muffin tray then place on a wire rack to cool completely.

Mix the icing sugar with the rest of the orange juice to form a thick icing and pipe it across the muffin and leave to set.