Recipes

Berry Muffins

Well this recipe is being posted much later than I had planned! Things have been really busy here and my online time got squashed down to zero for a few weeks. But, better late than never, right? 🙂 These muffins are definitely worth waiting for.

I love Dorset Cereals. They are, however, a bit on the pricey side for my budget right now so I just treat myself to a box every so often. This time though I bought a box with a purpose, because Sainsbury’s had given away a free recipe card for some berry muffins made from Dorset Cereals – the Berries and Cherries muesli.

I tried them out for the Mad Tea Party blog hop last month and wow are they delicious!

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 20 minutes
Makes: 12

Ingredients:
200 g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
100 g Dorset Cereals Berries & Cherries Muesli
225 ml plain yogurt
1 egg, beaten
90 g light brown soft sugar
75 ml semi-skimmed milk
75 ml vegetable oil
100 g berries, fresh or frozen (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)

1. Place 12 muffin cases in a muffin tin and preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas 6.

2. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the muesli and yogurt together. I will add here, somehow I completely missed out the part with the muesli and yogurt here – I added them separately at the end of step 3 and my muffins still came out fine 🙂

3. Add the egg, sugar, milk and oil to the flour mixture and stir to combine.

4. Stir in the muesli mixture (or just add both in separately like I did!) until just combined, then gently stir in the berries (I used frozen raspberries and blackberries).

5. Divide the mixture into the muffin cases and bake for 20 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.

6. Leave to cool and then enjoy!

I think when I make them again, and I will make them again, I’ll add about 50 g more frozen berries because as yummy as they were, I think they can handle it 🙂

But, hands down, these were some of the tastiest muffins that I’ve ever had!

This will be my post for this week’s Hearth & Soul Blog Hop 🙂 Be sure to check out the other recipes on there this week and follow my blog for more tasty treats!

Life

Welcome to my English Tea Party!

…and everyone is invited 🙂

Today is the Mad Tea Party blog hop, hosted by A Fanciful Twist. I hope you enjoy my Tea Party and also stop by the others taking part and have a lot of fun along the way!

All of the guests are arriving for this very important date…

Some arriving in style!

And here comes the Royal Knight – you can’t have an English Tea Party without some Royalty now, can you?

Come in, come in and make yourself comfortable. There is plenty of food to go around!

We have finger sandwiches of tuna and cucumber or egg and cress…

Hand made pork and apple pie from the local butcher…

Then traditional fruit scones from the local farm shop with strawberry and rhubarb preserve or quince and rose petal jelly, perfect for the ladies at the party, and of course some clotted cream!

Are the scones too sweet for you? Not to worry, we have a lovely hand made fruit tea bread that will do just the trick!

If you have room for more why not try the home made fairy cakes – made by fairies, of course!

Or perhaps you would like some home made berry muffins? I’ll be showing everyone how to make these next week too!

Now, we can’t have a good tea party without… TEA! The Royal Knight has been kind enough to bring a special selection, which one shall we choose?

…are you sure that this is tea, Sir?

It seems to be moving…

…no, it’s opening!

Beautiful blooming Jasmine Fairy tea. Now that truly IS tea fit for this magical Tea Party!

Thank you for coming to my English Tea Party, I hope you enjoyed yourself 🙂 Stay a while and chat but make sure to visit the other tea parties along the way too for some more Mad Tea Party fun!