Mate With a Plate: Al Brown’s Bran Muffins

Long Lunch 19/02/2018

Al Brown is Wendyl Nissen's Mate With a Plate today and here is his recipe from his new book Eat Up New Zealand, for Aunt Edna’s Bran Muffins.

Makes 12
cup (150g) plain flour
2 cups (150g) bran
½ cup (110g) sugar
¾ cup (60g) sultanas
1 egg
1 cup (250ml) milk
½ cup (175g) golden syrup
2 tablespoons butter, plus extra for greasing and serving
1 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat your oven to 210 degrees C. Grease a 12 hole muffin tin with butter

In a suitable-sized bowl, add the flour, bran, sugar and sultanas. Break in the egg. (Don’t mix it yet.)

Grab a small saucepan and add the milk, golden syrup and butter. Place on medium-low heat. Stir until the syrup has incorporated into the milk and the butter is melted. Remove from the stove and immediately mix through the baking soda.

Pour this warm mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients, and mix with a wooden spoon until just combined. Divide between the greased holes in the muffin tin and place in the oven to bake for 10 minutes. Check with a toothpick or skewer – if it comes out clean, you know the deal! Remove from the oven and let the muffins sit for 15 minutes before carefully extracting from the tin. Serve with generous licks of butter.

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