I dug this out recently as I had a bunch of nectarines that needed using up. I'm always buying fruit and forgetting to actually use it and these muffins are a great way to make sure it doesn't go to waste. You can always freeze them for later, or take them to work if you are feeling generous.Or not I mean whatever.
Here's how its done.
2 1/2 cups of self raising flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/4 milk ( tend to find I don't need this much - 1 cup should be find depending on what you are adding - see above note about balancing out wet/dryness with additional ingredients)
Preheat oven to 180 cel. Line or grease your tins.
Sift flour into a large bowl, rub in butter until it looks like breadcrumbs. Stir in sugar, milk and egg. DO NOT OVER MIX. You want it to be *just* stirred together. Over mixing will really bugger this up.
Chuck in whatever flavouring you want, spoon into muffin tin, bake for around 20 -30 minutes. Use the standard 'see if you can stick a knife in and does it come out with bits on' method of testing cookedness. You know.
The genius of these is that you really can add anything. A few suggestions/favourites Mum included for me were -
Banana Choc-chip - 2 -3 mashed bananas, 1 cup chocolate chips
Fruit Salad - 1 tin of fruit salad (this is such a Kathy Tanner classic - tinned apricots or peaches are also good)
Apple Spiced - Stewed apples, cinnamon & nutmeg
Date & Orange - 1 1/2 cup of dates, 3 teaspoons of orange zest (how have I never tried this?)
Or for something different add grated cheese and onion, spinach & feta... these are really good warm from the oven spread with butter for a lunchtime treat.
The possibilities are endless!