I look trough the window and the day couldn’t be worst. I waste a lot of time driving in heavy traffic and missed an important appointment.
I arrived at my place a few minutes ago thinking in prepare a black, strong expresso to warm up my body and soul, I look, meanwhile took the coffee, my pistachio’s tin.
Remembering the day when my friend Claudia got to visit me with her kids and ask me:
-You know I had an open pantry -
_Hey. I can’t resist pistachios. – may I have one?
_Course you can. I said.
She looks at me and said, taking a few more.-Those pistachios are getting softer.
_Really?? Are you kidding me?
_No, I am serious.
I try one and in fact was softener.
Remembering this, I know that I must use quickly those pistachios. Then, I decided bake something easy and quick to eat with my coffee.
But, what could be? What about coffee cake?? No, too much obvious. Could be banana pistachios bread…no definitely no Muffin or cookies? Yeah. Muffins are ok.
Easy and quick, and for sure it makes me feel better. They are actually good and a great combo with my coffee. Perfect for rainy and tiring days.
Pistachio, cardamom, orange muffins
- 300g all purpose flour
- 150g organic sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon powdered cardamom, or two pods, seeds minced
- 100g pistachios, coarsely chopped
- 1 egg (large) beaten
- 80 ml orange juice
- 60g unsalted melted butter
- 80 ml milk
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
Pre heat oven (220°C)
Butter well one half dozen or dozen tin muffins. Or paper liner muffins.
In a large mixing bowl combine all dry ingredients, including seeds.
In another bowl combine wheat ingredients. Be sure that the butter is melted and cooled.
Add the wheat ingredients mixture to the flour mixture. Stir just until combined. Do not over mix the batter or the muffins will be tough when baked.
- 60g unsalted butter (chilled)
- 90 g sugar
- 60g self raising flour
Mix all ingredients whit finger tips have a texture like breadcrumbs.
Spread over the batten muffins just before take to the oven