I was quite ambitious this Christmas and bought 4 packets of marzipan. Thinking that I would be making all manner of marzipan treats, I didn’t actually end up making anything with marzipan. Just like every year (I never learn!), Christmas festivities, work, social life and a little trip to Sweden got in the way of doing actual Christmas baking.
Luckily marzipan keeps extremely well, so I’ll be plodding away through the year making marzipan filled goodies every known and again. These muffins, an old recipe that I’m surprised I haven’t shared sooner, are a great start to the year of marzipan (with the amount that I have, it will most likely last until next Christmas), and to balance that rich sweetness of the marzipan, berries are scattered throughout. I have gone with blueberries but I imagine raspberries or cherries would be wonderful too.
A recipe that is simple and requires minimal washing up is a winner, and this old recipe of mine fits that brief perfectly. All that is required is mixing ingredients, one after another and scooping into muffin liners. I went to the extra effort of adding a crumble topping because it is delicious, however, if you want to save even more on washing up, just omit this step. Although I advise you don’t, it is worth it!
Ingredients for the muffins:
For the crumble topping: