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Date Muffins

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 12 muffins

Ingredients

Muffins

  • 30 grams butter (or 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup pitted dates, chopped roughly
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups wholemeal SR flour (if using plain wholemeal flour add 4 teaspoons baking powder)
  • 1 pinch salt

Optional icing

  • 150 grams Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 2 chopped pitted dates
  • handful chopped walnuts

Instructions

Muffins

  • Cream butter and sugar.
  • Sift flour (and baking powder if you're using plain flour). Add any wholemeal husks from the sieve back into the sifted flour.
  • Add all other ingredients to the butter and sugar mixture and mix well.
  • Spoon into muffin pan (makes 12).
  • Bake in a moderate oven for 15-20 minutes.

Icing

  • Beat cream cheese and icing.
  • Pipe (or scoop a small teaspoon) of icing onto top of muffin and decorate with a slice of date and chopped walnuts.