Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Peach Melba Dessert Muffins

A friend was visiting the other day and said she needed a "fix" of Winners/Home Sense. This combination of stores is owned by the same company and carries a variety of hit and miss clothing and home decorating items. I like browsing through their mark down shelves to see what little goodies I can find. I happened upon a few (new to me) cookbooks and when an interesting looking cookbook is marked down from $20. to $5.99, how is it even remotely possible to say no? One of the books I picked up is called "The 250 Best Muffin Recipes" by Esther Brody. Flipping through the book, I saw a few recipes that spoke to me. The rest is history.

Peach Melba Dessert Muffins

Preheat oven to 400F (200 C)
12-cup muffin tin, greased or paper-lined


1 cup diced peaches
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 egg
1 cup milk
1/3 cup melted butter or margarine
2 tbsp. brandy
Raspberry jam

1. In a bowl combine peaches and cinnamon, set aside

2. In another bowl sift togther flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add walnuts; blend well. Make a well in the center
3. In another bowl whisk together egg, milk, butter and brandy. Add peach mixture; blend well. Add to dry ingredients, stir just until moist.

4. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin, filling half full. Add about 1 tsp (5 ml) raspberry jam;

cover with remaining batter.

Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

These muffins must have been excellent - they lasted 25 minutes. We're shipping this recipe over to Soli at Heart and Hearth who is sponsoring this week's Bookmarked Recipes.

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kat said...

Those sound so good. I had to laugh because I'm making peach melba cupcakes today, its like we are on the same wavelength

alexandra's kitchen said...

oh my. i have about 2 pounds of peaches surrounded by fruit flies sitting on my counter. I think this recipe is calling my name. looks incredible!

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

This is a great combination for muffins! I thought I'd be able to get a pasta dish in but it looks like I am going to have to pass this time...sorry:(

Nic said...

Oh they wouldn't last that long in my house, we would be scarfing them down too!

Deborah said...

I wouldn't have been able to pass up the cookbook - or these muffins!!!

Elle said...

Oh, they look fabulous! Bookmarking these! And i think I'll start hunting for that book to keep up with my muffin addiction. You guys--you're muffin enablers! hehe!

Elle said...

Well, Amazon has it. For $18.95!! sheesh.

Anonymous said...

Oh this is cool, I love thse flavors, looks perfect for the weekend or anyday who am I kidding.

Ivy said...

I know what you mean. I made a peach cake a few days ago and it was so good.

Peter M said...

I love jammy surprises like these. Timmy Ho's sells muffins like these. Now we can make'em at home.

Adam said...

25 minutes, I'm even surprised they lasted THAT long :)

I love the raspberry jam surprise in the muffins, it's like an added awesome bonus. Very, very enticing, and they look perfect :)

Beth (jamandcream) said...

Brandy in a muffin hey!! Im trying this one out!

Darius T. Williams said...

I'm loving this - I'm going to have to give these a try! Seriously!


Deeba PAB said...

Irresistible...what yummy looking muffins. I'm gonna sit right here & drool forever since our peaches have long gone!! Am sure the book was a great buy!!

Bunny said...

These muffins look so soft ,you 've gotta love that ! Sounds like you gotta a keeper in that cookbook find!

Hopie said...

Wow, those muffins look amazingly good! Peaches and raspberries are a great combo and I love the idea of putting the jam in the middle. Good bargain on the cookbook -- especially for recipes like that!

Darius T. Williams said...

Hi - I did the presto pasta night - but for some reason the e-mail keeps coming back undeliverable.

grace said...

melba is such a fun name. perhaps i'll name my first daughter melba. perhaps not. maybe just my next pet. :)

OhioMom said...

Those look delish! I have peaches and pears, and with your last two desserts I have to decide which one to make :)

Anonymous said...

Aaaah! These look amazing!

*runs off to bake*

a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

Rosie said...

Oh my these look and sound so scrummy - it makes me want to get in my kitchen to bake some now!

Rosie x

~~louise~~ said...

Hi, I found your blog in my Hospitality Search Engine which means I must have been here before. Boy oh boy, I must say, I sure am glad I found my way back. Such FUN!!!

The reason you popped up in my search engine was because I am seeking recipe links to include in a post I am doing for National Peach Melba Day tomorrow. (Jan. 13, 2010) I'm a bit behind schedule but was wondering if you would mind very much if I included this link. I'd LOVE to include the pic too, which I would of course link back to you. That last image is so darn tantalizing, I am now hungry and it's bed time!! (I will of course not use the pic without your permission)

Thank you so much for sharing, Louise acalenda [at] gmail [dot] com

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