To celebrate my 101st post! Yay!!! I thought I would make a new fig muffin recipe. Figs and me never really mixed when I was young, though my Mum has always loved them. I first got introduced to figs by the fig rolls they sell in the supermarket. It was nice to feel the little balls crunch in between my teeth incased in a golden biscuit and then I moved on to the hard stuff the dried figs and then very recently fresh figs!
Now I quite enjoy them and it was for this reason that I made them and also to introduce them to my 2 toddlers so that they get a flavour for them from now!
The muffins came up fluffy and sweet! The walnuts and orange zest compliment the figs and taste a little Christmassy! I know it’s early but with these dark nights drawing in, Christmas is something I’m really looking forward to x
150g butter softened
175g self raising flour
150g dried figs chopped
zest of 1 orange
30g walnuts chopped
75g caster sugar
25g soft brown sugar
3 large free range eggs beaten
½ tsp vanilla extract
• Preheat oven to 180°c/gas mark 4. Grease a muffin pan of 12 and set aside
• Put all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix, slowly add the beaten egg and fold through
• Spoon the muffin batter into the muffin pan holes directly
Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and a skewer comes out clean
• Gently ease out the muffins with a tablespoon and cool on a wiring rack. Then make yourself a cup of tea, grab a muffin and put your feet up! You deserve it x
Congrats on crossing 100 posts, Dimple!
Thank you so much Anjana! 🙂 Oh yes and I’m addicted to Grey’s anatomy already lol 🙂
Congratulations Dimple on reaching your 101th post and definitely you’ve celebrated with a great recipe. Figs and orange really go well with each other x
Thank you Chintal. I can’t believe it’s been that many! Time is flying and I’m just writing away. Guess I’m having fun x
That’s how it should be Dimple carry on and continue having fun and sharing some of that fun x
Will do! Thanks Chintal 🙂
Congrats on your 101st post!! What an amazing accomplishment 🙂
Never had a muffin with figs before–will have to try this! Yum!
Thank you Ada! I can’t believe I’ve made that much food over the last 3 months lol. I guess we all do but this way I’m recording what I’m making 🙂
Congratulations on your 101st post! That is very impressive! The muffins look great!
Thank you x
Congratulations, Dimple. The 2nd hundred posts are much easier than the 1st.
This is the first I’ve heard of figs in muffins and does that ever sound like a great idea!
Thank you so much John! Can’t wait to make and bake some more to share with you all 🙂
The fig muffins went down really well. I might have to make another batch this weekend lol 🙂
Figs are expensive in my place, so I seldom use them. That said, walnuts and oranges are pretty much affordable. I love the muffin, esp the scent of orange. Definitely a must try and lets see what I can replace the figs with.
Thank you! You could replace the figs with raisins or sultanas or even chocolate chips. Do let me know when you try it out. Will be nice to see if the replacements have worked well 🙂
Congratulations on the milestone! These look great!
Thank you Lauren 🙂
just looking at these makes me smile 🙂 Great flavor combination.
I’m glad they made you smile x
These sound wonderful – a really great combination of flavours. I’m sure that they were lovely.
Thank you! I must admit they were yummy! I need to make another batch soon 🙂
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Now bring us some Figgy Muffins!