Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Very Berry Muffins!!

Well here they are! Our very own home made very berry muffins hot out of the oven! Easy to make and cook in 10 minutes, so they can be on the table within half an hour of just thinking about them. In my part of the world that's almost as fast as getting my coat on and getting to the nearest shop to buy some!

If you want to make some.... get a large bowl and a measuring jug.
Mix 75g of self raising flour with 75g wholemeal self raising flour (or just use 150g of your usual self raising flour if you don't have wholemeal), add 50g caster sugar and a teaspoon full of baking powder.

Next, in the jug, measure 75ml of milk and 75ml vegetable oil, add 1 egg to the mixture and mix well.

Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl full of dry ingredients and mix. Now simply place some muffin cases in a tin, add a spoonful of the muffin mixture, add a few frozen (or fresh!) berries, add another spoonful of mixture, add a few more berries and bake in the oven for about 10 minutes until cooked.


Sunday, 8 January 2012

Berry Nice Muffins!!

Berry Nice Muffins!!

These aren't just any old muffins.... they're award winning muffins and easy enough for children to make! Reasonably healthy, contain fruit and are great as a snack or in a lunch box.

At The Pumpkin Patch workshop on Saturday morning we'll all be busy making these lovely fruity muffins, just as we did at the Dinefwr Food Festival about year ago. They're also great made with dried fruit such as apricots (and chocolate chips work well too!)

Have a go yourself and let me know how you get on. If you don't have the time, send you son or daughter along to The Pumpkin Patch cookery classes and they'll bring some home for you to try!!

Ingredients – what we need

75g self raising flour

75g self raising wholemeal flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

50g caster sugar

75ml vegetable oil

1 large free range egg

75ml milk

a handful of fruit – blackberries / redcurrants / raspberries

Method - how do we make it?

Wash your hands!!

Preheat the oven to 200°

Line the muffin tins with muffin cases

In a large bowl, mix together the flour and sugar

Beat the eggs and milk and oil together with a fork

Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix

Add the fruit and carefully mix into the muffin mixture

Spoon the mixture into cake cases

Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes until golden and well rise

Remove carefully from the oven and cool on a wire rack

Mmmm Enjoy!!