Apple hazelnut bourbon muffins

A friend of mine had her birthday recently and I thought it was a good opportunity to offer a muffin mould that I’m barely using. As offering a used muffin mould doesn’t sound so great, I thought that baking muffins to give with the mould would be a good idea. So here there are, apple muffins, which is quite an unusual thing for me given I rarely bake any. I’ve used this recipe for proportions, but I took a few liberties.

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Ingredients (makes 12)

  • 3 small tart apples (in my case, Jonagold)
  • 110 ml white sugar
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 480 ml flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 80g chopped and toasted hazelnuts
  • 2 eggs
  • 240 ml buttermilk
  • 130g butter
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp  ground nutmeg
  • 2 cl bourbon (I’ve used Jim Beam)

Instructions

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  •  Slice one and a half apples very thin without peeling it
  • Heat up 1 tsp butter in a frying pan
  • When hot, add the sliced apples with 1 tsp brown sugar
  • When soften, add the bourbon and set on fire. Be a bit more careful than me and do this from afar (if you look at it from above, you might burn your eyebrows).

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  • Cut the heat and set aside
  • Peel an apple, chop it relatively thin
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg and set aside
  • Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and hazelnuts. Add cinnamon apple.
  • Separately, work the butter with a whisk
  • When well soften, add eggs one by one
  • Incorporate the buttermilk
  • Add the liquid to the flour, without over-mixing
  • Set papers in your muffin mould (oil it first if required)
  • Put a little batter in every mould, then 2 or 3 slices of bourbon apple, then the rest of the batter

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  • Slice the remaining 1/2 apple and set on top of the muffins
  • Bake at 200° C for about 20 minutes (start watching after 15 minutes and take out when golden)

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One response to “Apple hazelnut bourbon muffins

  1. Something combining Bourbon and apples has to be good. I’ll copy the recipe, I often bake muffins or cupcakes. (You could have used the muffin tin for savory cakes, too!) I have way too many kitchen gadgets and keep adding to them – you never know when opportunity comes your way 🙂

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