Saturday morning. It is one of my favorite days of the week. It is nestled perfectly in between the end of one week and the beginning of another. No rushing for me today - still in my pajama’s and sipping a cup of piping hot coffee.
What goes better with a fantastic cup of coffee than a fresh out of the oven handmade muffin? Quick frankly, I can’t think of anything right now. My obsession with figs continues with these beautiful Fig Muffins with Crumb Topping.
I am getting nervous that the fig season is almost over and yet I have so many more wonderful things I want to make with these fruit jewels. My signature jam is the balsamic fig jam and I have had multiple requests from good friends to learn to make this. Note to self – set up jam making day. Next I want to make Fig, Proscuitto and Gorgonzola Pizza. Another note to self – make this tonight for hubby along with a special bottle of wine.
Any ideas on what other goodies I should make with figs? Love to hear them. I hope that all of you have a fantastic weekend.
Fig Muffins with Brown Sugar Crumb Topping
Makes 10 muffins
1 ¼ C. Flour
1 t. baking powder
½ t. salt
2 C. Mission Figs, Fresh and chopped
½ C. butter, melted
2/3 C. sugar
1 large egg
2 t. vanilla
2 t. Dried orange peel
Brown Sugar Crumb Topping
½ C. Brown Sugar
½ C. Flour
3 T. Butter, cut into small cubes
¼ t. Salt
Add all of the ingredients to a bowl. With your fingers, break up the butter and work together until all ingredients incorporate together.
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 375°F. Line muffin cups with liners.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, orange peel and salt in a bowl. Whisk together figs, butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla in a large bowl until combined well, then fold in flour mixture until flour is just moistened.
I used an ice cream scooper to divide batter among lined muffin cups. Use about a tablespoon of the crumb topping on each muffin. Bake until muffins are puffed and golden, about 25 minutes. Transfer muffins to a rack and cool slightly.