Australian NATIVE FRUIT MUFFINS
: based on Kay Joyce's Fruit Muffins "Bushfood Herbs & Spices" book.
: Macadamia oil instead of melted butter; Buttermilk instead of milk; Outback Pride's Wild Fruit in Syrup instead of her fruit. Kept Cinnamon Myrtle like her, but Fruit Spice (Cherikoff) would do well too.
: Placed all ingredients (including native fruits) at once into mixer bowl and beat with flat beater on slow speed to start with, then on packet cake mix speed, beating only till just combined and smooth. Took approx 25secs.
Of course easily done by hand. Trillions of muffin recipes around; most state to mix it by hand. However, with this mixer, muffin results are really good (light, supersoft, even distribution etc).
: Recognised something similar to cooked apple slice, and baked sultanas.
Added slightly more buttermilk & oil into batter than the recipe, as if the batter's too thick, what tends to happen for me are denser heavier results.
: Highly recommended Chicago Metallic. Never achieved muffin shapes and size like these with my other old one (glad it got the boot!).
Muffin Shape & Size
: So thrilled was I at these, which are the
best muffins I've ever made in terms of shape/size. I feel this is contributed by the bakeware; using a different brand of self-raising flour; adding baking powder in addition to this flour; the type of mixer used; buttermilk.
Outback Pride Wild Fruit in Syrup
A nice change from blueberries....I hear and see that many blueberry muffin recipes, it's starting to get boring for me (yes, blueberries are a nice berry, and generally not cheap, where I live).
In Australia, why can't we hear more "Native Fruit Muffins" or "Muntries Muffins" or "Lilly Pilly Muffins?!!
The jar was the only native fruits I had available; Of course other native fruits could be used in Kay's recipe.