Friday, August 23, 2013

Apple and Inca Berry Muffins

Simona from Briciole is hosting both editions of Weekend Herb Blogging and this week I'm experimenting with a new ingredient - Inca Berries!

inca berry© by Haalo

Up until yesterday I had no idea that there was even something called inca berries so if you're in a similar boat, then this post is for you.

Inca berries are a native fruit from South America, most closely related to cape gooseberries. They are soft and chewy - slightly sweet with a tart finish. Apparently they are considered a super food - high in fibre and antioxidants. As a bonus they are organic and preservative free.

I've also read that they partner well with chocolate but I'll test that out another day. For my first dish I decided to take advantage of its healthy traits and add them to a simple muffin.

Apple and Inca Berry Muffins© by Haalo

Apple and Inca Berry Muffins
Makes 6 large muffins

300 grams plain flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
60 grams soft brown sugar
2 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and diced
100 grams inca berries
1 egg
1 cup milk
80 grams butter, melted and cooled

Sift the flour, baking powder and sugar into a bowl. Stir through the apples and inca berries.

In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and milk - pour this into the dry ingredients, followed by the melted butter. Stir this until just combined being careful not to over mix the batter.

Divide the mixture into 6 large muffin cases.

Bake in a preheated 170°C oven until golden and cooked through, about 25 minutes. Place the muffins on a wire rack to cool.

4 comments:

  1. Looks good - where did you buy your berries?

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  2. Inca berries sound really cool. I'll be keeping an eye out for them and would love to try them out.

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  3. Thanks for the info on Inca berries. I love that photo! Lovely muffins: may I have one for breakfast? Thank you so much for contributing them to WHB.

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  4. Never tried Inca berries before, is there a substitute berry for this recipe? Been really busy managing a Chinese Restaurant in Capalaba area I really have barely any time to cook something up in the kitchen. This looks fairly easy to do thanks for the recipe!

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