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*
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
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/4 cup purple yam jam
1/4 cup macapuno
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.
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!