I moved cities a couple of weeks ago – from Bogotá to Pasto. I’m loving my new place – A LOT! The only thing (or things) is that my new apartment is lacking some appliances that make life a little easier: a fridge, a microwave, an oven, and a washing machine. I’ve learned to live without the fridge, just cooking what I am going to eat in one setting. The lack of a microwave makes heating stuff up just slightly more complicated, and I’ve gone back to the basics with a washboard (yes, a washboard…). However, the one thing I couldn’t go without was an oven. With my affinity for baking, I decided to invest in a little countertop electric one, and decided to try it out this week.
This past weekend, I tried some of the most delicious mangos that I have ever had in my entire life at the Saturday market here in Pasto. I was in awe of the juicy flavor of these amazing fruits, and it inspired me to try to make muffins out of them! With some past knowledge about cooking at high-altitude in the mountains in Colombia, I was able to adjust a recipe that I found and they turned out perfect on the first try!
Makes about 1 dozen muffins
< Muffins >
1/2 cup cream
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 tablespoons grated lime peel
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup diced mango (about one large mango)
< Lime Glaze >
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3 – 4 teaspoons fresh lime juice
Preheat oven to 375° Fahrenheit.
In a small bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs slightly. Mix in the cream, milk, oil, lime peel, and sugar, and then stir in the flour mixture until just moistened. Stir in mango.
Divide the batter between 12 greased (bottoms only!) muffin cups, and bake for around 20 minutes, or until golden brown. A butter knife inserted in the center of a muffin should come out clean when they are done.
While the muffins are cooking, mix the glaze ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth and thin enough to drizzle.
Immediately remove muffins from pan to cooling rack. Drizzle with Lime Glaze.
Original recipe from BettyCrocker.com