Apple and Hazelnut Muffins

Apple and Hazelnut Muffins

Ingredients

  • 250g (8oz) Self-raising flour €1.29 Aldi
  • 175g (6oz) Caster Sugar €1.09 Aldi
  • A pot of Hazelnut yoghurt. 37c Aldi
  • 100g of Apples, peeled chopped 39 c ( special offer Aldi)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract €1.89 Aldi ( not sure that is right but it is lovely )
  • 125 ml Milk
  • 30g ( 1oz) butter
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)

Topping

  • Hazelnuts ( optional)
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • Soft Cream Cheese €0.59 Aldi
  • 4oz Butter € 2.19 Aldi or Supervalu
  • 2 cups of icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract

The How to Bit

  1. Mix the Apples, egg, butter, milk, yoghurt and vanilla in a mixing bowl.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar and fold into the wet mixture.
  3. Place into muffin cases in a muffin tin
  4. Place in a pre-heated oven 200 degrees c/400F for 10 minutes reduce to 180C/350F for 15 minutes cook until golden.
  5. To make the topping - chop the hazel nuts and place in a pan with the brown sugar on a medium heat for ten minute to caramelise them.
  6. Cream the cream cheese butter and icing sugar together with vanilla extract and pipe onto the muffins after they cool and top with nuts.