Maltesers and strawberry muffins with vanilla Maltesers buttercream icing

20130728-122425.jpgFabian has recently gotten involved in a new film project called Cork like.’Cork, Like’ is a collection of 10 short films reflecting the feel and identity of Cork City. Fabian ask me to provide some bake goods for cast and crew as they we’re working for free. I had originally been thinking of a Victoria sponge with fresh cream and strawberry but I was worry about having enough for everyone, I also needed something that would keep in my car during day especially during the heat wave as they were filming during a week night so I decided muffins were the best thing to do and wanted to use strawberries as they are just so lovely during this time of year. But although strawberry muffins seem nice I wanted something really special, I found the solution at the supermarket maltesers!

These really are so lovely moist and fluffy, not like these dried muffins you buy in coffee shops. The Maltesers really compliment the strawberry superbly. Here I have not add too much buttercream this is a pet hate of mine. I don’t like it when half muffin is icing it’s just too much!

I am entering these into this month’s Tea Time Treats and this month’s Calendar Cakes as theme for both is fresh fruit! Tea Time Treats is hosted by Lavender and Lovage and What Kate Baked. Calendar Cakes is hosted by Laura Loves Cakes and Dolly Bakes.

Ingredients – Serves 10

  • 75g frozen strawberry
  • 75g fresh strawberry
  • 90g/1 cup crush maltesers/ 2/3 bag of grab bag (130g)
  • 240g plain flour, plus a little extra
  • 110g butter, softened ( leave out the night before)
  • 200g demerara sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½tsp salt (optional)
  • 240ml buttermilk
  • 10 whole maltesers for decoration.

Buttercream icing

  • 70g/2.5 oz butter softened
  • 140 g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • remaining malterers, finely crushed.
  1. Preheat the oven to 19oC/374oF/Gas mark 5 and line a muffin tin with papers cases.20130727-130246.jpg
  2. Bash the frozen strawberry into small piece and toss with a little flour and put back in the freezer. Cut the fresh strawberry into bit size piece and toss in a little flour. Bash the maltesers and toss in a little flour.20130727-130315.jpg
  3. Beat the butter in a food mixer until it is very soft and beat in the sugar.20130727-130331.jpg20130727-130344.jpg
  4. Then the beaten egg, and mix until well combined.20130727-130356.jpg
  5. Stir in the fresh strawberries20130727-130413.jpg20130727-130434.jpg
  6. Sift together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, and ½tsp salt if using, in a separate bowl and mix well.20130727-130448.jpg
  7. Fold half these ingredients into the mix, then half the buttermilk, then the remaining flour and buttermilk. Fold in half the frozen strawberry, maltesers and mix until just combined.20130727-130508.jpg20130727-130535.jpg
  8. Spoon into the prepared tin (about 2/3 full) and bake for about 25-30 minutes until risen and golden.20130727-130553.jpg
  9. While the muffins are cooling a wire rack. Beat the butter until soft. Add the icing sugar and beat until smooth. Beat in the milk, and maltesers until well combined.20130727-130608.jpg20130727-130618.jpg

About sycarroll

I'm a mild-mannered scientist by day and a food enthusiast by night. My idea for this blog was (with the assistance of my fantastic boyfriend, Fabian) to share some recipes of my own creation and other recipes that I have personally found to work out well and all going well, some posts on the great local food we have in Ireland.
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6 Responses to Maltesers and strawberry muffins with vanilla Maltesers buttercream icing

  1. Karen says:

    A fabulous Tea Time Treats entry thanks and as I am a Malteser addict, I will have a dozen of these please! Karen

  2. Pingback: A Fruity Round-Up of Tea Time Treats for July!

  3. Yum! Love the mix of frozen and fresh strawberries.

  4. Thanks for entering July’s Calendar Cakes Challenge… I’ve now posted the round up… a little delayed as I’ve been away on holiday. http://tinyurl.com/mftqwcx Thanks again :-)

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