I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone
who entered the giveaway
and of course to
The random generator has spoken
is our winner!
The shortbread will be making it's way
very shortly to the
If you aren't familiar with her blog,
take a moment to sneak a peek,
she has the most amazing photos!
(You'll have to forgive the askew Random Generator,
Blogger was non cooperative this morning and wouldn't
center the darn thing!!)
So now for a yummy recipe that I tried last weekend
and totally loved.
They were gobbled up in no time flat.
With Mother's Day this weekend,
they'd make a lovely addition to any brunch menu!
Pecan and Chocolate Muffins
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 1/2 oz pecans - finely ground
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup (the real thing)
1 cup milk
4 tbsp butter - melted
3 1/4 oz dark chocolate - coarsely chopped into small pieces
chopped pecans - to decorate
12 cup muffin tin lined with muffin papers
Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl and stir in the ground pecans and sugar.
Put the egg,maple syrup, milk and melted butter
into a second bowl and beat well.
Beat into the dry ingredients, then fold in chocolate pieces.
Spoon the mixture into the muffin papers, sprinkling the top
with the extra chopped pecans.
Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven 18-20 mins or until risen and golden.
Cool on a wire rack.
They are delicious!!
They have a wonderful texture with the ground pecans in the batter,
and the maple syrup adds a unique sweetness.
To all my blogger mommies out there,
wishing you a wonderful
Mother's Day this Sunday.
May you enjoy a lovely day with your families.
Happy Weekend everyone!