Monday, April 30, 2018

Jam-filled Muffins #MuffinMonday

My brother seems to always drive in when I'm taking muffins out of the oven.  And he almost always grabs a hot one. I didn't even see him do it this time. I was taking the muffins out of the pan to cool further when I noticed that one was missing.

These muffins are hiding a little surprise. I know there's jam in the middle. I put it there but still I was a bit surprised when I but in. I used guava jam and was worried that it would harden when the muffins cool but it didn't. The jam softens a lot in the oven and stays that way. I added a glaze to this batch and it really did not need it. Sugar overload! The jam is already sweet. The glaze would need a contrasting flavour to be worth it.

Jam Filled Muffins

2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
1/4 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Scant half cup of your favourite jam

Preheat oven to 425F. Prepare a muffin pan
Whisk together the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients. Gold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined
Fill the muffin wells just under half full and then top with a heaping teaspoon of jam. Add enough batter to cover the jam.
You'll get about 11 muffins.
Bake for 5 minutes at 425F then lower the temperature to 350. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

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  1. I love that the guava jam stayed in a little pocket, Kelly. What a lovely surprise! Bet your brother burned his tongue on that hot jam! Probably won't teach him though. :) Who can resist a warm muffin? Instead of making glaze, I like to brush a little warmed jam on top.

  2. We both filled our muffins with jam! Guava jam sounds delicious!