Sunday, April 5, 2009

Spiced pear & walnut muffins

Laundries with outside access are lovely in warm weather as you can leave the door open and it's only a couple of steps to the clothesline.

Cold, damp weather on the other hand makes it an even larger chore. After my 4th trip outside my nose started to run and I felt a little chilled and miserable. I wanted something comforting to nibble on with a hot cup of tea. Muffins are perfect to nibble on, mix in a few warming spices and you've got the perfect hot tea accompaniment.

ease: 4.5/5.
prep time: 20mins.
cooking time: 25mins.
total: 45mins.

taste: 4/5. Really moist muffin with a crunchy sweet and salty topping. I would definitely add a little more cinnamon to the batter next time, as well as a little cardamom as the pear tends to mute the spices a little.

would I make it again: Yes.



  1. What gorgeous looking muffins! Definitely a great combo!



  2. I'm so happy your tried them. I like the suggestion of cardamom and your photos are lovely. :)