Recipe by blucoat
These muffins are inspired by sticky toffee pudding. The recipe is from a great new cookbook, "Eat Feed Autumn Winter: 30 Ways to Celebrate When the Mercury Drops", by Anne Bramley.
Top Review by oilpatchjo
I just finished eating two of these wonderful muffins they are dense, moist, chewy full of date flavor without being overwhelming and the Streusel is an amazingly buttery crunchy flavor. I made the recipe almost exactly as directed a smidgen more streusel about 1 teaspoon more butter, 1/8 cup more toasted pecans, 1 teaspoon more brown sugar, the muffins a slightly overflowing 1/4 cup more dates but they are Medjool dates so who cares! Thank you so much blucoat for this truly wonderful recipe which has gone into my Moroccan Cookbook and after a Moroccan supper I will serve these for dessert with fig & orange jam!
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 3 tablespoons rolled oats
- 1⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup chopped toasted pecans
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 9 ounces whole medjool dates, pitted (about 14 dates or 2 cups)
- 3⁄4 cup boiling water
- 2 cups flour
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 3⁄4 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions See How It's Made
- To make the streusel topping: In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, oats, brown sugar, and pecans. Using a fork, cut in butter until well combined and mixture begins to hold together a bit. Set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 375°F Butter a 12-cup muffin tin. Place the dates in a shallow bowl (in a single layer if possible), pour the boiling water over them, and soak for 15 minutes. Transfer the dates and soaking liquid to a food processor and puree until almost smooth but a few pea-sized fruit pieces remain. Set aside to cool slightly.
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter and brown sugar. With the motor running, mix in the eggs, one at a time. Add the vanilla. Add half of the flour mixture and mix until moistened. Follow with the date puree, and when thoroughly combined, mix in remainder of the flour mixture. Scrape down the sides and give a final stir with a spatula to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Divide the batter among the muffin cups. Top with the streusel and press down gently to adhere. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.