- 2 tbsp finely ground coffee
- 100g butter
Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
- 50g pine nuts
- 1 tbsp milk
One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…
- 400g self-raising flour
- 175g golden caster sugar
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…
- 2 large eggs
The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…
- 284ml carton buttermilk or soured cream
There are two types of buttermilk. Traditional buttermilk is a thin, cloudy, slightly tart but…
- 225g fresh raspberries
A member of the rose family, raspberries have a wonderfully intense, sweet taste, and many…
Stir 2 tbsp boiling water into the coffee. Set aside for a few mins. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Cut out 12 x 10cm squares of baking parchment. Melt the butter, use a little to brush the insides of a deep 12-hole muffin tin, and leave the rest to cool slightly. Line the tin with the paper squares, so they stick up a bit. (Or use paper cases.) Toast half the pine nuts. Strain and mix the coffee with the milk.
Mix the flour, toasted pine nuts, sugar and bicarbonate of soda in a large bowl. In another bowl, beat the eggs, then mix in the buttermilk, cooled butter and coffee. Stir this into the flour mixture until almost combined – it will need only a few stirs and the mix will feel light and airy. Tip in the raspberries, give a few more stirs to finish the mixing, but don’t overbeat or the mix will toughen. Spoon the mix into the muffin tins – they will be very full.
Scatter the rest of the pine nuts on top, and bake for about 25 mins until risen and golden. Let them cool in the tin a few minutes, then move to a cooling rack. Eat within 2 days.