I usually make my own lunch for work which includes a portion of fruit. My favourite combination at the moment is strawberries and kiwis but I do alternate with strawberries and blueberries. I obviously thought about how I could convert this into a bake and decided that muffins were the best way forward. I've tried baking with kiwis before and it didn't work very well. It has quite a soft texture and can sometimes be very slightly bitter. I remember the previous cake being too wet probably because I used yoghurt so I made sure to steer clear this time. I'm pleased to report that this experiment was a huge success. The muffins were moist but not soggy and you could clearly taste the fruit. The spelt flour made it feel healthier and gave it a nice texture. I was surprised when one of my colleagues asked if there was cinnamon in there - clearly she has a more refined palate than mine!
I'm sending this to AlphaBakes a monthly blogging challenge that I co-host with Caroline who is our gracious host this month. The letter is 'K' for kiwi. There's a lovely prize up for grabs this month so do get your entries in via email.
I'm also sending it to Made with love Mondays hosted by Javelin Warrior. This recipe uses fresh ingredients so I think it fits the bill nicely.
I'd also like to introduce you to a new blogger friend of mine. Her name is Emma and she blogs at Cakes for Dorothy. Today, one of my posts is being featured on her blog as a guest post - my cookie monster cupcakes. She has a lovely UK based blog where she shares her baking successes and failures and lessons learnt. She also has a Wednesday Wish segment featuring her baking wishlist. Please visit and show her some blogging support.
An original recipe by bakingaddict
250g plain flour
125g spelt flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
200g brown sugar
180g strawberries - washed, hulled and roughly chopped
4 kiwis - peeled and roughly chopped
1 cup vegetable oil
juice from 1/2 orange
- Preheat the oven to 180C.
- Mix the dry ingredients together and make a well in the centre of the bowl.
- Add the wet ingredients and mix well.
- Scoop into baking cases and bake for 18-20 mins or until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.