Date & Walnut Muffins

Posted by Muriel Hedgcock

Makes a dozen of delicious muffins

250g Dates chopped
1 cup boiling water
1tsp bicarb
125g soft butter
1 cup soft brown sugar ( or substitute)
1/2 walnuts chopped
2 Cups Flour sifted ( or Gluten free flour)
2 tsp baking powder.
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 ginger ( optional)

Preheat oven to 200 C
1.Pour boiling water over chopped dates, add bicarb and mix well , set aside to cool.

2.Beat butter & sugar until creamy, add eggs and continue beating.
3.Sift dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, salt into butter mixture and beat until mixture is creamy.
4.Add the date mixture and half the chopped walnuts and mix together.
5.Line med muffin pan with muffin cases and spoon mixture into each individual case leaving 1cm space to rise. Sprinkle the rest of chopped walnuts on top and finish off with a sprinkling of sugar.

Put into pre heated oven and turn temperature down to 180C & bake for 20 min.
To check if muffins are cooked stick a knitting needle into one muffin it should come out dry.

Serve buttered for breakfast or tea time and ENJOY !


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