Saturday, May 22, 2010

Gingered Pear Muffins

Good Morning
Happy Saturday!

I woke up
so that
I could
Gingered Pear

are full of
and not
super sweet...

which is
when you
are not in
the mood
for a
super sweet

Gingered Pear Muffins
Adapted from: goodLife {eats}

3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup ground almonds
1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cups brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
3 cups grated fresh pear, drained of excess water

Streusal Topping 
1/8  cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
5 Tbs cold unsalted butter, sliced
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons ground almonds
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

2. In a small bowl, combine the streusel ingredients until crumbly.  Set aside.

3. In a medium sized bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, almonds, cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom. Set aside. 
4. Using a mixer, beat together the sugars and butter sugar until creamy, about 3 minutes.

5. Add the eggs, vanilla extract , and almond extract to the butter mixture, beating to combine. Stir in half of the flour mixture followed by half of the grated pear, and repeat.

6. Line muffin cups with paper liners. Divide batter evenly among cups. Sprinkle the tops of the batter with the streusal mixture.
7. Bake until muffins are golden brown, about 20 to 30 minutes. Enjoy!

Here again
is a
of lovely
that I
this week.

I am loving this rain wall-paper.

Beautiful Spring photography by Rocky Top Studio.

I now want to go to Shanghai.

The Impossibly cool Christopher Walken.

45 things to do with fresh sage.


The Cat and The Cow said...

These sound amazing!!!! I am going to try them!

Nancy said...

Jen....with all the yummy recipes you post...I think you and Micah should open up a B&B...and we'd come and visit ya!!!