Roasted Fig and Feta Muffins



Your a modern woman. You might work out, try to eat right (at least most of the time) and your a busy, happy mum.
You also want to look good and you to have your cake and eat it too.
Can we still really enjoy incredible food and still fit into skinny jeans?
Or is it only one or the other?
Is the next afternoon tea with girlfriends just that, only tea? Or can you have some delicious morsel on offer?
The last thing you want is your hard working, body conscious friends not enjoying a tea party.

I have been working on this dilemma as a mum who loves to eat and cook but also wear nice clothes for a few years now!
And I have become adapt and recipes that taste moorish but are kind to your hips too. 

Yes, I like many other women put on weight easily but I try to work hard to keep it off too so when I am enjoying great food and so much happier if I know it is healthy for me too!

Determined to get the best of both worlds, knowing how down I feel when I feel frumpy or too overweight and yet also having a foodie’s passion for beautiful food I have set about creating recipes that I can enjoy with girlfriends and we can all relax, eat and instead of worrying about calories get down to serious things like talking and laughing!

For me food is all about flavour, appearance and smell 
I love a high tea with girlfriends and am always looking for something to make that can leave a table of women speechless for a few seconds as they absorb the flavour and texture of the food.
As soon as I tried this yoghurt the flavours of the plum and roasted fig brought my taste buds alive and I knew I wanted to really marry that flavour with a great contrast, and so I created with love, my Roasted Fig Yoghurt and Feta Spelt Muffins.

Before you go eek, sweet yoghurt and feta in a muffin together? Trust me, you need to try these!
The flavour combination just bursts in your mouth and the texture of the muffin is moist.
Ingredients
  • 250 gm tub of yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey or stevia
  • 1 free range egg
  • 100 gms feta ( I used persian)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 & 1/2 cups wholemeal spelt flour (can use normal flour)
  • 1 &1/2 teaspoons baking flour
  • 1/4 cup dried plums/prunes finely chopped

Method
  • Pre heat oven to 180’c
  • Line a muffin baking tray with muffin cases.
  • Beat butter until nice and soft, add in honey. Mix well.
  • Add in the egg, combine well and then the water followed by the yoghurt.
  • Fold through the dried plums and crumble in the feta into the mixture.
  • Combine spelt flour with baking powder really well.
  • Very carefully, without too many movements fold the spelt flour into the muffin mixture.The less stirring the nicer the muffins will turn out.
  • Top each muffin with some extra feta and dried plums for decorative effect.
  • Spoon the mixture into the cases and bake in the oven to approximately 25 minutes or until springs back to the touch.
  • Serve. Particularly good when matched with girlfriends, light hearted chatter and a pot of great tea.


(c) Rebecca Mugridge 2014
www.authorrebeccamugridge.com

8 comments:

  1. That combination is rather appealing to me. I'm going to have to attempt this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It is funny I tried it out on quite a few people and they all were surprise at how good it went!

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  2. I'm not a fan of yoghurt at all, but this one sounds delectable - and so do the muffins!

    Visiting today from #teamIBOT xxx

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    1. Thanks Janet!
      You should try this yoghurt, it is lovely X

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  3. These look delicious Rebecca! Figs & white cheeses work so well together!! All the best & good luck! :)

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  4. That sounds absolutely delicious! What a great idea! Love that kind of Mediterranean recipe. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. I'm a bit like you; trying to work out how I can eat yummy whilst not put on stacks of weight. I'll have to give these a go. They sound awesome.

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