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Pekmez and Pistachio Muffins Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup pekmez (Turkish grape molasses)
- 1/2 cup chopped pistachios
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt

Special equipment needed:
- Muffin tin
- Muffin liners
- Mixing bowls
- Whisk
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Oven

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a muffin tin with muffin liners.

2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

3. In another mixing bowl, whisk together the melted butter, eggs, milk, and pekmez.

4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

5. Fold in the chopped pistachios.

6. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups.

7. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.

8. Let the muffins cool in the tin for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 18-20 minutes
375°F (190°C)
Serving size:
12 muffins

Nutritional information:
Calories per serving: 220
Fat: 11g
Carbohydrates: 26g
Protein: 4g
Sodium: 135mg
Sugar: 12g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Pekmez can be substituted with honey or maple syrup.
- Pistachios can be substituted with any other nuts or dried fruits.

- Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to the dry ingredients for a spiced version.
- Add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to the batter for a chocolatey version.

Tips and tricks:
- Do not overmix the batter to avoid tough muffins.
- Use a cookie scoop to evenly divide the batter among the muffin cups.
- Store the muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Storage instructions:
Store the muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
Reheat the muffins in the microwave for 10-15 seconds or in the oven at 350°F (180°C) for 5 minutes.

Presentation ideas:
Serve the muffins on a platter with a dusting of powdered sugar and a sprinkle of chopped pistachios.

Dust the muffins with powdered sugar and sprinkle with chopped pistachios.

Serve the muffins with a cup of coffee or tea.

Suggested side dishes:
Serve the muffins with fresh fruit or yogurt for a balanced breakfast or snack.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the muffins are too dry, add a tablespoon of milk to the batter.
- If the muffins are too wet, add a tablespoon of flour to the batter.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to use fresh ingredients and wash your hands and utensils before preparing the recipe.
- Store the muffins properly to avoid spoilage.

Food history:
Pekmez is a traditional Turkish sweetener made from grapes. It has been used in Turkish cuisine for centuries and is known for its rich flavor and health benefits.

Flavor profiles:
The muffins have a sweet and nutty flavor with a hint of grape molasses.

Serving suggestions:
Serve the muffins for breakfast, brunch, or as a snack.

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Region: Turkish

Taste: Sweet, Nutty, Aromatic, Rich