purple dots in my muffin

So, here I am listening to Jessie J - Nobody's perfect and justifying myself that I still haven't decided where to start a new career (labour market in a time of crisis is a mess!). As a result I was pretty down lately until my lightbulb moment of today, when I decided to pair up with my favourite cooking habit. The result: muffins (since I found preparing muffins is extremely soul-comforting :D).

Now this is the very first autumn-ish recipe with purple grapes, almonds and chopped Turkish delight. My mixture produced 10 big (6 cake-like and 4 normal) and 12 baby muffins - a rather diverse combination comfortably sitting in the kitchen now.

Purple grapes/almond/Turkish delight muffins


1 1/2 cup sifted flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1 egg (beaten)
1/3 cup fresh milk
1/3 cup melted butter
1/2 cup fresh purple grapes
a handful of chopped almonds
100g chopped Turkish delight

To prepare the batter the usual techniques is followed: dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, half of the sugar) are well mixed in a big bowl. The egg, milk, the leftover from the sugar, and melted butter are also mixed in a smooth cream, which is then added to the dry ingredients. All is mixed well in the big bowl. Finally the grapes, almonds and Turkish delight pieces are added (now these have to be cut into small cubes and rolled in flour or powder sugar since they are sticky and we want to separate each one of them before they are added to the batter). The oven is preheated to 200C degrees. The cups of your muffin tray are filled to 2/3 since baking powder will make them grow and the muffins are baked:
- mini muffins - 10-15 mins
- big muffins - 20-25 mins (all depending on the oven, so best check with a toothpick whether crumbles stick to the toothpick).

In the end they are always yummy and tempting, so.. indulge! :)

Mini muffins have less calories and are nonetheless very tasty :)