Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Mango Chutney-Cranberry Muffins
I’ve become addicted to mango chutney ever since I bought it for South African Bobotie. Now you can always find a jar of chutney in my refrigerator and chutney in my muffins.
I’m also addicted to muffins and have used the same recipe for years, mixing things up by adding blueberries, chocolate chips, cranberries, craisins, nuts and numerous other special ingredients. There’s never been a ‘fail’ -- every addition is better than the one before.
At the time of my most recent craving for muffins, I was really at a loss--having only cranberries on hand yet wanting to kick the taste up a notch. That’s when I thought of the jar of mango chutney (mild version) in my refrigerator.
Combined with raw cranberries from the freezer, the mango chutney helped me to create a new all-time favorite. I’m a mild-heat sort of gal, but if you like it spicier and have that on hand, I say ‘go for it’!
My first tasting is always straight from the oven. Hot, yummy muffins! Let me tell you, hot (warm) chutney has quite a kick to it. After they cool, however, the spiciness of the chutney tones down to a perfect level of heat.
MANGO CHUTNEY-CRANBERRY MUFFINS
3/4-cup all-purpose (white) flour
3/4-cup whole wheat flour
3/4-cup brown sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
2/3-cup milk (I use skim)
1/4-cup vegetable oil
1 whole egg
1 cup whole raw cranberries
1/3-cup mild mango chutney
1. Mix dry ingredients, using fingers if necessary
2. Combine liquid ingredients.
3. Stir dry and liquid ingredients together until all dry ingredients are wet. (Do not over-beat)
4. Fold in cranberries.
5. Pour into prepared muffin tin (oil/grease/butter).
6. Use back of a spoon to put a dip in the center top of each unbaked muffin, and then fill with heaping teaspoonful of chutney.
7. Bake in preheated 350-degree Fahrenheit oven for 25-35 minutes. (As a general rule, muffin baking time depends on what extra ingredients have been added.)
I'm already wondering what these same muffins would taste like with the cranberries replaced by fresh cut-up mangos!
As a single person, I sometimes (often?) take my meal to the living room and eat off a TV tray while watching a movie or documentary. TV tray meals are usually cobbled-together with whatever happens to be in the kitchen, no measurements recorded.
Whole wheat pasta ~ Oven-roasted green cabbage, tomatoes, carrots and celery (seasoned with EVOO, salt and pepper, basil and garlic powder).