Ginger & Mango Muffins (makes 12)

Ingredients

Muffin Mix
  • 9 oz-250g baking margarine
  • 6 oz-170g plain flour (sifted)
  • 3 medium eggs (free-range)
  • 4 oz-100g golden caster sugar
  • 3 oz-80g self-raising flour (sifted)
  • 5 oz-150g light brown muscovado sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1x thumb piece grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon black treacle
Mango Icing
  • 6 oz-170g pureed fresh mango (approx. 1 large mango)
  • 16 oz-460g icing sugar (sifted)
  • 1 oz-30g unsalted butter (soft)
  • 1 tablespoon water
Decoration (Optional)
  • Edible gold sugar crunch

Method

  1. ***Nb: very simple- basic decoration. Full of flavour. Perfect for a cheap kid's bake sale product or just for the household***
  2. Pre-heat oven to 392˚F/200˚C regular oven or 356˚F /180˚C fan assisted oven
  3. Grease a 12-hole muffin tin or place cases in a regular muffin tin. Set to one side
  4. In a large mixing bowl cream together the muscovado sugar, golden caster sugar and margarine using a stand mixer/electric hand-whisk on a low setting or by hand, until pale in colour
  5. Add the eggs one at a time, combining well between each addition
  6. Add the cinnamon, ground ginger and grated fresh ginger. Mix again
  7. Add the black treacle and mix again
  8. Finally, add the sifted plain and self-raising flour, along with the baking powder. Mix gently until fully combined
  9. Spoon the mixture out equally between each of the 12 holes. Pop in the oven for 25 minutes, or until you insert a skewer into the centre and it comes out clean
  10. Remove from oven and allow the muffins to cool completely before removing them and setting to one side
  11. To make the icing, place all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and thoroughly mix. Using a knife or spoon. Add a splodge to the top of each muffin (don't worry- these aren't meant to be show-off muffins, just simple and delicious that even a child could help with)
  12. Decorate to your preference (I used edible gold sugar crunch) and serve

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