Friday, June 22, 2007

Sesame Date Muffins

These muffins were really good. Definitely one of my best muffin experiments so far! Just in time for the next round of Muffin Monday too! The theme for this round was a muffin and your favourite muffin-matching drink. I've been drinking a lot of apple tea and mint tea lately, so I concocted a muffin to match.
Sesame Date Muffins
1 Cup Self Raising flour
1 Cup Wholemeal Self Raising flour
small pinch ground cardamom
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup milk
1/2 Cup cream (you could double the milk instead)
1 egg
1/3 Cup tahini *
3/4 Cup chopped dates
1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease the muffin tins
2. Sift flour into a large bowl with the cardamom, then stir in the sugar.
3. In another bowl, mix the milk, cream, tahini and egg.
4. Combine wet and dry ingredients, and dates. Stir as little as possible to combine. Use a spoon to drop into muffin tins, sprinkling with sesame seeds if you have some. Bake for around 20 minutes or until golden.
I can't wait to see the other muffins at the round-up!
* tahini is sesame paste (like peanut butter, but not). if you have to substitute, canola oil with a tablespoon of sesame oil would probably work.


Ales said...

Hi Kazari, thanks for your entry! Great combo! How do you prepare the tea? Do you simply infuse it with apples and mint? See you soon at the round-up : )

Liz said...

I made these muffins today - I saw them on your blog and thought "I have all the ingredients for that!".

They were really yummy though I found ours were a bit dry, but a spot of butter fixed that.

Mmmmmmmmmmm. Yum!

Liz P from SS forum

kazari_lu said...

I'm glad you guys liked the muffins!
Ales, the best mint tea is fresh mint, a cinnamon stick and a star anise, all left to steep. I add about half a teaspoon of sugar as well. Apple tea is chopped apple and a cardamom pod.

Liz, you can add an extra egg if they are really dry.