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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Durian Muffins [Overnight Batter]

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It's again durian season in Penang. I had wanted to bake these muffins when I saw Happy Home Baking post, then Karen's post reminded me about this recipe. 

When my hubby bought 12 kg of durians for my mum, I kept some to make these muffins. At the same time, I saw Jessie's post on overnight muffins, I put it to practice right away. I prepared the batter the night before and baked these muffins in the morning.   I think the overnight batter not only works for the Lemon Poppy Seeds Cupcake but could also apply to other muffins.  

Verdict - these muffins are soft, moist and very aromatic if you can stand the durian aroma.

Recipe adapted from Happy Home Baking


[makes 18 muffins]
300 gm durian pulp
75 gm butter - melted
1 egg - lightly beaten
3/4 cup milk [190 ml]
300 gm plain flour
100 gm castor sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

  1. Preheat oven at 190 degrees C. Position rack in the center of oven. Line muffin pan with paper liners. 
  2. Melt butter over low heat in a saucepan [I melt it in my electric steamer - 10 minutes]. Set aside. 
  3. Separate durian pulp from seeds and mash with a fork. Set aside. 
  4. Mix egg and melted butter in a bowl until well combined. Add in milk and half of the durian pulp. Stir to combine. 
  5. Sieve dry ingredients in another bowl, whisk to combine. Add in the wet ingredients and stir to just combine. The mixture should be lumpy. Do Not Over-mix the batter otherwise the muffins will be tough. The batter can be kept in the fridge for 12 - 36 hours [overnight batter]. Thaw to room temperature [about 1/2 - 1 hour] before baking. 
  6. Spoon batter into the muffin cups, filling half full. Add a teaspoon of durian pulp to each then top with remaining batter until 2/3 full. 
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. 
  8. Remove to cool on wire rack. 
I'm submitting this post to Little Thumbs Up June 2014 Event - Butter 
hosted by Jozelyn of Spice Up My Kitchen


Phong Hong said...

Wah duians! Kimmy, I also saw Karen's durian muffins and I was very tempted hah..hah...But my mum can't stand durian smell and she will faint hah..hah...I should try Jessie's overnight batter method too.

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, I believe you, one of my friend's response was 'Eee Yak' when I brought some to her. The muffins stays soft and moist but not fluffy the next day.

Betty said...

Hi Kimmy,

Another secret to high domed muffins according to "Sally's Baking Addiction", bake the muffins at an initial high temp. of 425F for 5 mins and lower to 350F until done. I love muffins too. Yum. Durian muffins. Thanks.

Kimmy said...

Hi Betty, thanks for tips. Will keep this in mind. Do this apply to cupcakes too?

Jozelyn Ng said...

Wow, you make this muffin with Jessie's overnight dough recipe!
The outcome is very good as well...
It has been long time I haven't bake any cake with durian, I miss the smell of durian cake...simply delicious!

Veronica Ng said...

Oh Kimmy you are killing me! I love durians and anything with durian in it. Wish I could have one of your muffins now. Recently when I was in Msia I had a fair share of Musang King and they are absolutely fantastic!

Lite Home Bake said...

I remember trying this recipe and enjoying it. Looking at yours makes me want to make them again :)

Luv Sweet and Savory said...

Hi Kimmy, I smell durians ! I like warm muffins, so usually I would warm it if taken the next day. Glad that you enjoy your yummy durian muffins ^-^!

Kimmy said...

Hi Jozelyn, like what Phong Hong said, 'very senang' with overnight batter and we can enjoy freshly baked muffins in the morning.

Kimmy said...

Hi Veronica, did you come to Penang? There are so many 'branded' durians here but I don't go for the brands, so long as the durian flesh are bitter, sweet with fine texture, I just love it.

Kimmy said...

Hi Lite Home Bake, yes it's a simple recipe and I especially love the durian flesh in the centre of the muffin.

Kimmy said...

HI Karen, we love warm muffins too. Just warm them in the oven for 5-10 minutes, they are lovely.

Betty said...

Kimmy, the high domed method applied to muffins. Good Luck.

mui mui said...

Wow!! Durian muffins!!
I know my kids will love this durian muffin.
Me too love to have them warm! Yum!
Thanks for sharing this to LTU!

Kimmy said...

Hi Mui Mui, generally most muffins are good when they are fresh baked or warm. Soft and moist.

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