Were you ever invited to a morning tea event? One that you have to bring something?
I usually start of being excited and having grand plans on what to make and bring. Maybe sausage rolls or a nice baked cake with caramel icing? Or perhaps a nonya kueh?
Often, my “grand plans” have to be mellowed down when I realised that I have to bake/cook at 9pm to bring it to work next day. Then, I decided that simple is good.
So Nigella Lawson calls this Baklava muffins. Upon making them though, I think they resemble more like walnut and cinnamon muffins! The special thing about these muffins is that it has a layer of gorgeous chopped walnut/cinnamon sugar in it. With the drizzle of warm honey on the top when you serve it.
I prefer serving it warm because the walnuts and sugar turned all gooey and sticky which is lovely. Once cold however, I found these muffins a tad dry for me. 😉
Nevertheless, I love how it looks when the wrapper comes off! Look at the layers!
Walnut Cinnamon Muffins (Nigella Lawson)
Filling and topping
1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
2-3 tablespoon of Demerara sugar
1.5 tsp cinnamon
2 tablespoon butter melted
1 1/3 cup of plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/3 castor sugar
3/4 cup yogurt and 1/3 milk/soy or plain
warm honey- around 2 tablespoon
Preheat oven to 200C. Line muffin tin with wrappers-around 10. In a small bowl mix the filling/topping ingredients together.
In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder baking soda and sugar.
Meanwhile whisk egg, melted butter and yogurt/milk mixture. Make a well in dry ingredients and fold wet through dry.
Spoon batter in pan first, topped with some filling and batter again. Repeat for the rest of the muffins. Sprinkle remaining topping on muffins when done. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
When ready to serve, warm muffins up and honey. Drizzle honey over muffins.