Sunday, 2 October 2016

Muffins - easy receipe

I always thought muffins would be difficult. They are my cake of choice in a Costa when we are having a treat.  The other day I was collecting the last handful of autumn raspberries and blackberries and wondered what to do with them as they were a bit weak in texture and taste for a pie and not really enough to do anything special with.

I found this simple recipe and stirred in the collected fruit to make 6 of each. I had to cycle down to the supermarket for some muffin cases; they only had boring brown so when I have made 75 (?when, never!) I will try for something more jolly!


You sift together:
9 oz plain flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
4oz of golden caster sugar
Straight from fridge:you grate 3 oz butter and mix it up with dry ingredients
You add an egg and 6 fl oz of milk.

Lightly combine with a fork (do not over beat)
Fold in 5oz of raspberries (or any other fruit!)
Bake 20/25mins at 200 C in muffin cases in large hole tins (you can do it without but they do hold shape better in the tins).
Sprinkle with caster sugar as they cool.

Mine were a bit pale this time as I had to use ordinary caster sugar and the recipe calls for golden caster sugar. No difference in taste!  I also left the sugar sprinkling off - no need to overdo the "naughty"!

Lot cheaper than Costa!  and quite straight forward.
That's two new cakes I have learnt this month - muffins and carrot cake.

What next - after 45 years of marriage is it time to master a decent fruit cake for Xmas?  My husband's father was a master baker and for the first 20 years of marriage I was forbidden to go near the icon cake making.


7 comments:

  1. They look wonderful, Trish! I love muffins. Thank you so much for sharing and warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. You have a lovely blog. :)

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    1. Thank you and welcome. Can I look at your blog too?

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  2. Hubby and I normally share one as they seem such a huge cake. The recipe looks good, I'll give it a go when I got rid of the holiday bulge!

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    1. We usually share a lemon one too! That is the worst of holidays - eating too much (and the washing).

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  3. The muffins look wonderful!! I love a nice warm muffin for breakfast every so often.

    God bless.

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