Peach muffins recipe

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serves: 4 - 6
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
5-a-day: 1
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 3 hr
(on low slow cooker setting - 1-2 hours on high)

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 308 kCal 15%
Fat 7.8g 11%
  -  Saturates 4.2g 21%
Carbohydrates 52.6g 15%
  -  of which Sugars 30g 33%
Protein 6.7g 13%
Salt 0.3g 5%
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  • These slow-cooked peach muffins are baked in a slow cooker for the ultimate flavour.

    Prepare and bake these peach muffins ahead of time allowing around three hours in a slow cooker. Slow cooking these muffins makes them extra moist, dense, and flavoursome. The peaches are coated in a rich caramel sauce. The caramel and peach pair wonderfully together. Once slightly cooled, serve these muffins with a generous scoop of clotted cream.

     

    Ingredients

    • 60g / 2¼oz caster sugar - for the caramel
    • 410g can peach halves in syrup, drained, but keep 50ml / 2fl oz syrup from the tin
    • 2 pinches salt
    • 200g / 7oz self raising flour
    • 70g / 2½oz castor sugar
    • 150ml / ¼ pint milk
    • 2 medium eggs
    • 40g / 1½oz unsalted butter, melted

    Method

    • Place 60g / 2¼ oz sugar into the slow cooker stoneware and cook on the hob over a low heat until the sugar melts and turns a light caramel. Add the peach halves to the dish, round side down.

    • Mix the salt, flour and 70g / 2½oz sugar in a large bowl. Add the milk, eggs and 50ml / 2fl oz syrup and beat to a light batter but do not overbeat.

    • Meanwhile place the stoneware onto the heating base. Brush the inside of the stoneware with melted butter, then add the remainder to the batter mix.

    • Pour the batter mix over the caramel peaches. Place the lid on top and cook on Low for 2-3 hours, or on High for 1-2 hours.

    • Once cooked carefully run a knife around the outside of the muffin, place a small plate on top and carefully invert onto the plate.

    Top tips for making peach muffins

    Add in one or two drops of vanilla extract for a twist. The hint of vanilla works perfectly with the peaches.

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