Longans muffins

4 servings
10 min
25 min
Very Easy
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Number of serving: 4
150g Top flour

2 tsp double-acting baking powder

1/2 tsp fine salt

110g dark brown sugar

70g dried longan

3/4 cup hot water

70gm butter, melted

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup longan water

75g walnuts, roasted and chopped coarsely


  • Hydrate the dried longans in the 3/4 cup of hot water for 20-30 minutes. Strain the hydrated longans and squeeze lightly to remove excess water. Reserve 1/2 cup of the soaking liquid.
  • Sift top flour, salt and baking powder together. Combine cooled longan water, melted butter and vanilla together.
  • Whisk eggs and brown sugar till creamy. Add the butter/water mixture and whisk till just combined.
  • Fold in the flour lightly, add 50g of the chopped walnut and the dried longans. Mix well and spoon batter into muffins/cupcake cases, top with the balance chopped walnuts.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degree C for 30-35 minutes for medium sized muffins and 20-25 minutes for mini muffins. Skewer test for doneness.


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