{Spiced Pear Muffins}
Serves:: 12 muffins
  • 160g white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 80ml vegetable oil (canola or sunflower)
  • 200ml buttermilk
  • 250g all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 2 ripe pears + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350F and line 12 muffin cups with paper muffin cases.
  2. Peel the pears and dice them. Sprinkle them with flour to absorb the juices - this prevents them from sinking to the bottom of the muffins as well.
  3. Mix the sugar, oil and egg in bowl with a whisk until thick and pale.
  4. Stir in the buttermilk and mix well.
  5. Sift the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and five-spice powder in a bowl then incorporate this mix into the batter. Don't over mix, the batter doesn't need to be extra smooth, just incorporated.
  6. Fold in the pears then spoon the batter into each muffin cup.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the muffins pass the toothpick test and are well risen and golden brown.
  8. Allow to cool in the pan before serving.
Recipe by Pastry Workshop at https://pastry-workshop.com/spiced-pear-muffins-muffins-cu-pere/