Wednesday, August 11, 2010


I read recently that the price of poppy seeds has raised incredibly because of the war in Afghanistan - does that mean that the poppy seeds we eat come from the opium poppys????????

Well I can promise that these muffins had no unexpected effects on us (welcome or not!!!) .... but they did taste wonderful and light, not too sweet and just the right amount of fruit ... these are keepers.

Another appearance of veggies instead of fat, and yet again no compromise on flavour, thank you Ms Eastwood!

Peach and Poppy Seed Muffins

2           medium eggs
120g     caster sugar
200g     finely grated sweet potato
100g     rice flour
100g     ground almonds
1 tbsp   poppy seeds
2 tsp     baking powder
1/2 tsp  bread (bicarbonate of) soda
1/4 tsp  salt
3          small peaches cut into 1/2 cm cubes

Preheat oven to 180 C
Line muffin tray with 12 paper cases

Whisk the sugar and eggs for 5 minutes until really light and fluffy.
Stir in the sweet potato, flour, almonds, poppy seeds, baking powder, bread (bicarb) soda and salt, until just about incorporated.
Fold in the peach pieces - do not over mix.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack.



Lucie said...

mmmmm these sound wonderful. I think they are talking about opium poppies :) You do make me smile hee hee. Lucie x

Kitten with a Whisk said...

I'm a sucker for poppy seed muffins!

freerangegirl said...

These sound lovely- I've just caved in and rejoined weightwatchers tonight so I'm loving the no fat cakes- keep em comin!

Kat said...

These muffins sound great. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. And you are right, there is nothing like a warm muffin with a nice cup of coffee.

Patrice said...

I'm glad I have a good stash of poppy seeds! I don't want to run out. These muffins sound wonderful!

Unknown said...

um... you stole my tea service!

Jutta said...

I've never much thought about the source of poppy seeds, but just found this interesting tidbit from

'The seeds themselves contain very low levels of opiates. However, the television show MythBusters demonstrated that one could test positive for narcotics after consuming four poppy seed bagels. The show Brainiac: Science Abuse had subjects who tested positive with only two poppy seed bagels.'

Angie's Recipes said...

Love these moist poppy muffins! What a great idea of using sweet potatoes!

Brownieville Girl said...

FRG - heading that direction very, very soon!

Dom ... blame my mother!!!!

Patrice, I love a bit of hoarding ... good idea!

Jutta, obviously we didn't eat enough of them!!

Lucie, Kitten, Kat and Angie, thanks for the kind words :-}

Rose H (UK) said...

Mmmmmmmmmm! You're leading me in to bad ways!
Thank you for you lovely comments the other day :o)

Unknown said...

Thank you for your add!! And now I've found your lovely blog!! Fab muffins!

Lynn said...

Sweet potato and peaches sounds like an interesting combination. I've been baking lots of stuff with fruit this summer (mainly plums, peaches, and berries). They make such moist and yummy baked goods ;)

Choclette said...

I'm really enjoying these posts from your Harry Eastwood book. I haven't made any of them yet, but I fully intend to.

thecelticcookinshanghai said...

Love to join you for a cuppa and a muffin. They look good.

Gloria Baker said...

Love your muffins recipe and your tea service are a dream I love Tea services, lovely! gloria

SweetsSuccessBaking said...

I'd completely forgotten that my husband used to like the poppy seed bread I'd make in the first years of our marriage. I must try this and see what he thinks.