Getting back into the groove with sticky date pudding muffins

In Amy Beh, baking, child-friendly recipes on October 26, 2014 at 7:26 pm
I managed to take this photo before it rained! It was a close call.

I managed to take this photo before it rained! It was a close call.

In between laziness and packed weekends, I’ve neglected trying out recipes for quite some time. Even blogging about recipes I’ve tried in the past have been put off week after week. When there is a free day, I just want to chill out and read the newspapers or tackle much-needed household chores. Before I know it, it’s already Sunday night and it’s time to get ready for another work week ahead.

I managed to give myself a kick in the butt today with a super easy, fuss-free pudding/muffin recipe and I’m writing about it on the same day! I had no excuses. I had all the ingredients and it’s a good way to use the dates bought last Hari Raya.

I’m a bit confused over the naming of this recipe. So is it a pudding or muffin? I reckon more of a muffin. It’s not as moist as a pudding. This recipe makes six to eight muffins, depending on the tray you use and how much you put into each mould. Personally, I prefer food in smaller sizes. They just seem to taste nicer and there’s less of a ‘jelak’ factor. I made eight and devoured four today during teatime. The other four are reserved for Monday and Tuesday’s breakfasts.

This recipe is easy enough for children to attempt (with adult supervision of course). Time needed is under one hour, from prep to washing up. It doesn’t call for fancy tools and all they need to know is how to stir/whisk and spoon the batter into the moulds. Make this your weekend project with your children/nieces/nephews/grandkids. Its great for bonding, teaching life skills and at the end of it, there’s something to eat!

Shopping list: dried dates if you don’t already have  them (feel free to substitute with other dried fruits)

From the pantry: butter, self-raising flour, bicarbonate soda, soft brown sugar, eggs

Hardware: whisk, muffin tray (I recommend silicone for easy removal of muffins), oven

Can I do it?: Even a kid can do it. What’s your excuse?

Tip: Serve with ice cream if you are feeling decadent.

Credit: Amy Beh, StarTwo. Original recipe here.


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