Happy Bank Holiday Monday one and all! Has anybody had any lovely plans?! I've been busy baking some delicious muffins in a last ditch attempt to hold on to summer- alas, the weather doesn't agree with me on that one *sigh*. I have been coming to terms with the impending "Winter is coming John Snow" after plenty of customers,
1) It is 18 Fridays until Christmas.
2) There are only three more paydays until Christmas.
So in the middle of the night (when all the best thinking gets thinked.) I came up with the plan that this year everyone will be receiving only homemade gifts from me. Mainly because I really need to get this saving malarkey underway, but also because this year I've rediscovered my love for baking, for homemade gifts and personalised touches. Today I ventured into the rain and bought some edible, festive glitters and a spanky, new miniature cake tin. I am on it! These muffins are super simple to make and super delicious, perfect for this evenings bank holiday snuggliness.
Ingredients: 225g Plain Flour, 2 tsp Baking Powder, 115g Caster Sugar, 175g Fresh Fruits/chocolate drops (I wanted to make 3 different types of muffin but realised I didn't have enough butter), 1 Egg- Beaten, 115g Butter/Marg- Melted, 150ml Whole Milk, 1 tsp Vanilla Extract.
1) Line a 9-12 hole muffin pan with large paper cases . Preheat the oven to 190c/375f/ Gas 5.
2) Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl.
3) Stir in the sugar and fruits/chocolates (coating these in flour will help stop them from sinking.)
4) Make a well in the centre.
5) In a measuring jug, mix together the egg, melted butter/marg, milk and vanilla extract.
6) Pour into the well and mix lightly using a spoon, forming a thick, rough batter.
4) Spoon into muffin cases and bake for 23-25 minutes on a middle shelf until golden brown and risen.
5) Transfer onto a wire rack to cool a little.
6) Have a nibble whilst still warm.
Love Sophie Xx