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Thursday, 19 June 2014

Stone Fruit Mini Loaves or Muffins

I baked these mini loaves to use up some over-ripe peaches and nectarines that were in the fruit bowl.  You could use plums, apricots, pears or apples instead.  This recipe makes 8 mini loaves or 12 muffins.  These are great with a cuppa or in lunchboxes as a treat.



Stone Fruit Mini Loaves or Muffins

125g butter, softened
160g light soft brown sugar
2 free range eggs
125ml natural yoghurt
150g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 peaches and 2 nectarines, stoned and sliced

Preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan.  I used disposable mini loaf tins from the supermarket but you could use a 12 hole muffin tin lined with paper cases.

Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy  Beat in the eggs, yoghurt and a couple of tablespoons of flour.  Add the baking powder to the remaining flour and fold through followed by the pieces of fruit.  You can keep back a few slices of fruit to decorate the top of the mini loaves or muffins.

Spoon the mixture into the mini loaf tins or muffin cases.  Put a slice of nectarine or peach on the top of each and bake in the preheated oven for 25 - 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of a mini loaf or muffin comes out clean.  Cool muffins in the tin for a few minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.  Dust with icing sugar then serve.


3 comments:

  1. Oh yes please! I always find peaches so gorgeous when they're baked like this.

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  2. I always have spare stoned fruit in France, these gorgeous little cakes will be perfect to bake.

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  3. What a perfect Tea accompaniment! Thanks for sharing :)

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