Monday, September 19, 2011

Ube and Macapuno Muffins

If you have read my post on Blueberry and Apricot Tarts, you would know that I once stocked my fridge with jams and even seek the help of fellow foodies on what to do with them.  Since then, I begun to love jams and saw the versatility of these goodies.

This weeks's Muffin Monday is all about jams!  I still do have those fruit jams in my fridge but I thought of putting a Filipino touch to this week's challenge and decided to use purple yam (ube) and macapuno.  What is the English term for macapuno? I really don't know...LOL! Is there? While browsing the web, I  found an entry of Market Manila regarding this coconut variant.  It's a very informative article I recommend you read.

I'm happy that I am living in a tropical country where jams are everywhere - from strawberry, mango, purple yam and even guava!

I did not change much on the original recipe except with the addition of 2 tablespoon molasses for color and additional sweetness. *wink*

Ube/Macapuno Muffins

1-3/4 cups Flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsps molasses
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup milk
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 eggs
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/4 cup purple yam jam
1/4 cup macapuno

Macapuno Muffin

Preheat the oven to 400F

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

In another bowl, lightly beat eggs, milk, butter and lemon rind and molasses.

Pour into the dry ingredients and the stir until moistened.

Divide batter into 2 and fold in purple yam jam and macapuno jam respectively

Spoon batter in muffin trays and bake for 20 mins.

I skipped this part - Spoon half batter, make a well, add jam,spoon the remaining batter and bake in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until the top is golden.

NOTE: texts in italic are the changes I made in the recipe.

Ube Muffin

These goodies came out delicious with a very Filipino touch to it!

Don't be fooled by the way, not all muffins came out as beautiful as the ones in pictures . Some of them came out top-flat (see far top right), I don't know why.

Be sure to check out Baker Street and see what the other bakers made for this week's Muffin Monday!

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  1. OMG, ube jam! That's like my dream come true... I like your Pinoy-flavored muffins, they're true originals. Btw, isn't macapuno young coconut flesh? In any case, I LOVE both flavors!

  2. Hi Maya!

    macapuno is sometimes called mutant coconut. they sometimes appear in a bunch of coconut, they don't have juice like the others. sometimes i called them miracle/lucky coconut.

    thanks for the visit :)

  3. Whatever it is, it looks delicious! (And if it's coconut, it's okay by me!) Nice twist on this week's recipe. :)

  4. Would love to try some of the Ube jam.

  5. Dudut! This is by far my favourite post of yours so far - so creative and colourful! I've never tried ube jam and now I'm so curious. Thanks for introducing us to some fun, new ingredients!

  6. Ok, mad props for ube jam! Filipino love :) Definitely the most unique jam used in this recipe. They look great!

  7. Yam-Jam has a ring to it! Incredible flavour combinations. I have no clue what they may taste like but I like the color purple

  8. Love the Pinoy twist, Dudut! I love ube & macapuno, too!

  9. Wow - what a creative twist you gave these muffins! I have family in the Philippines at the moment...might have to get them to pick me up some purple yam jam :)

  10. you might want to tell your family to but the one from Baguio. Brand is Good Shperd, they have in Tagaytay as well. They have the best purple yam jam here!

  11. Yummy! reminded me of the puto that I made a few days was also brownish because i used muscovado sugar. lol.
    maybe if you use muscovado sugar you can skip the molasses? just a thought. :)

  12. @maiylah - yes i think so, could be :)easier that way, right? thanks for that idea :)

  13. Ube jam? I need a few jars of that! Great flavors here, wish I could try these :D

  14. I've never heard of Ube jam before! And as I am a fan of jams, especially of homemade jam, I sure have to try it!!

  15. I love your 2 fave flavors are Ube and Macapuno! You've turned out to be a great baker, Dudut! Congratulations! Glad to bake along with you this week!


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