Bolton reporter Carole Ogden shares a seasonal recipe that is perfect for this time of the year:
“I thought I would share a timely autumnal recipe that you might enjoy. These are perfect for a light breakfast or with a nice cup of afternoon tea.
A friend recently gave us some apples from the tree in her garden, and they were a cross between eaters and cookers, with a firm texture and slightly tart flavour. I found this recipe online and adapted it slightly and, I have to say they were the softest, tastiest buns I have ever made – very moreish indeed!”
Apple and sultana buns (makes 12)
200g plain flour (I use about half wholemeal and half white)
Two and a half teaspoons baking powder
75g caster sugar and 30g soft brown sugar
Three medium apples: peeled, cored and chopped into small squares
Good handful of sultanas
Large egg, beaten
80ml vegetable/sunflower oil
Half teaspoon cinnamon
Half teaspoon salt
- 1. Preheat oven to gas mark 6 / 200C and put 12 paper cases into bun tin.
- 2. Put all dry ingredients into a large bowl, then add the egg, milk and oil and stir everything together until just combined. Stir in apple and sultanas, then put spoonsful into the paper cases.
- 3. Bake until golden, and a cocktail stick in the centre comes out clean (about 20 minutes).
A variation of this recipe: http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/275/glorious-apple-muffins.aspx