Sticky Date Muffins …
Ingredients …
  • 400g fresh dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 ½ teaspoons bicarbonate soda
  • 150g butter, softened (not melted)
  • 1 ¼ cups castor sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ginger powder
  • 2 ¼ cups plain flour (I used Orgran Gluten Free Plain Flour)
Method …
  1. Preheat oven to 165C and spray two regular-sized muffin trays.
  2. Place the chopped dates, water and bicarbonate soda in a small saucepan, and bring to the boil. Cook for thirty seconds, remove from heat, stir and then set aside to cool.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy and pale using an electric mixer.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well between each egg and then add the vanilla.
  5. Remove the bowl from the mixer and fold in the flour, ginger powder and date mixture.
  6. Fill each muffin hole approximately two thirds from the top and bake for 25 – 26 minutes. This recipe will make 18 – 20 muffins.
Recipe by Mrs Organised at