11 Strawberry Pistachio

Strawberry Pistachio Muffin
Strawberry Pistachio Muffin

This summer for a dinner party I jazzed up my standard apple crumble by replacing the apples with strawberries and adding pistachios to the usual crumble topping. It worked an absolute treat and I have since done it a few more times. Then I wondered how that flavour combination would translate into a muffin. Strawberries are notoriously difficult to bake with. Previous attempts left the muffin a bit soggy. Then I hit on the idea of a strawberry jam middle and pistachios on the top. This worked a treat. However I would like to try it with a different muffin recipe as this one is a tad bland and well, doughnutty!
Adapted from 1001 cupcakes, cookies and other tempting treats recipe 742.

For the muffin:

  • 6tbsp sunflower oil
  • 280g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder (I accidentally just used 1tsp)
  • pinch of salt
  • 115g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 200ml milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp strawberry jam

For the topping:

  • caster sugar
  • pistachios (about 50g)

Heat the oven to 200C. Mix the dry ingredients together. Mix the wet ingredients together. Add the wet to the dry. Put one spoonful of the mix into the muffin cases then dollop on a teaspoon of strawberry jam and cover with the remainder of the mixture.  Crush the pistachios with a little caster sugar. Put a small amount of crushed pistachios on each muffin and bake for 20 minutes until golden and firm.


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