Recipe: Peach Muffins with Duck Eggs

Peach Muffins with Duck Eggs

I was all set to make chocolate chip muffins today, but was drawn to buying a tin of peaches, which totally changed my direction.  We were given some little silicon muffin cases for Christmas (thanks Mum!) and I’ve been looking at them for a while thinking we should use them.

Peach Muffins with Duck Egg
Peach Muffins with Duck Eggs

My work colleague Joanne keeps ducks, and I came in to find five eggs on my desk this morning.  I was determined only to use one in the cake mix so there would be enough for breakfast tomorrow (have you ever tried scrambling duck eggs? Amazing..)

I can’t totally take the credit for this recipe, I based it on this Blueberry Muffin recipe but then changed it quite a bit.  Let me know what you think!

Makes 12-16 muffins depending on case size.

Ingredients

250g (9oz) plain flour
2tsp bicarbonate of soda
115g (4oz) demerara sugar
1 duck egg
80g (3oz) unsalted butter
4 fluid oz semi-skimmed milk
4 tbsp syrup (from tinned peaches)
1 tsp vanilla essence
200g (7oz) tinned peaches, cut into 1cm cubes

Preheat oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas Mark 4

Melt the butter slowly in a pan, and allow to cool while you sift flour and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl.
Mix in the sugar, and make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients.  Add the melted butter, vanilla essence, peach syrup, egg and milk, until just combined.
Now fold in the peach pieces, being careful not to over mix the batter.
Pour into muffin cases and cook for 25 minutes on the middle shelf.

Leave to cool on a wire rack, eat and enjoy!*

Peach Muffins with Duck Eggs
Peach Muffins with Duck Eggs

*For extra yumminess, serve with hot custard, mmm…

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12 Responses to Recipe: Peach Muffins with Duck Eggs

  1. What a lovely recipe. I’ve never baked with duck eggs before – my son love them – but I’ve always been put off by their size.

    ‘hello’

    Nina x

    • buttons and beeswax says:

      It was my first time baking with them too, but I thought they might be good to make the cake extra rich! I’m pretty sure the recipe would work the same with a large chicken egg too – the one I used wasn’t much bigger :)

  2. amy says:

    Hi, Just popping in from the folksy blog thread. What a great recipe, I love the sound of peach muffins. I love baking but havent tried to bake with duck eggs before, will definitely give it a try!

    Amz xx

  3. I’ve never eaten duck eggs; I certainly wouldn’t have thought of baking with them. Do they taste very different from chicken eggs?

    • buttons and beeswax says:

      They’re richer and creamier – you can’t really tell the difference in the cake I don’t think, but if you poach, fry or scramble them you’re in for a treat! The yolks are massive, and the white is kind of thicker, which freaked me out a bit to start with, but they are so tasty I soon got over it!

  4. yes please!!!

    yummy.

    might have to substitute for a fresh hen egg though?!

    • buttons and beeswax says:

      I’m sure that’ll be fine! Let me know how they taste – the peaches go all lovely and gooey :)

  5. they look really good. I’m supposed to be on a diet……… but I may just have to try them

  6. Teresa says:

    So yummy looking! I’m, jealous, I’ve never even tried a duck egg!

  7. Jasmine says:

    Wow looks scrummy! Never tried duck eggs though!

  8. Tana says:

    I don’t know why I assume duck eggs would have a strong taste, but apparently they do not. The muffins look amazing and I bet the are delicious!

  9. Yum! I just started baking with duck eggs and I’m very pleased, they make the baked goods so much fluffier! I can see that your muffins got a nice rise, probably the duck egg helped. Peach sounds like such a lovely flavor for a muffin.

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