The flavour of peach takes me back to the East coast of America, in the not so deep south state of Georgia. A beautiful state, home to the gorgeous city of Savannah which I think I fell slightly in love with whilst visiting last year.
Spiced Peach and Almonds Muffins
(you will need a muffin pan and paper cases, makes 8 muffins)
- 60ml vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 150ml full fat milk
- 100g caster sugar
- 200g self raising flour
- 50g ground almonds
- 1/2 jar peach conserve
- 8 star anise
- 1 tsp almond essence
- 50g flaked almonds
- Start by heating the conserve up in a small saucepan with the star anise, over a low temperature heat till bubbling then take off the heat and leave to cool.
- For the muffins combine in one bowl the oil, milk, egg and almond essence. In another bowl combine the sugar, flour, ground almonds.
- Pour the liquid mix into the dry mix and stir to thoroughly combined. Fill up the muffin cases, but not as full as you normally would.
- Place a spoonful of the conserve on the muffin mx and sprinkle with some flaked almonds. Bake for 20 minutes at 180oC.
Sumptuously sticky, sweet and peachy. Enjoy!