Half term baking fun!

Yesterday was my day with my lovely friend Zoe. We’ve known each other since we trained as teachers in 2009 & since then every school break we’ve met up for copious amounts of tea, cakes & gossip! Yesterday however, we baked the cakes together!

We baked 2 varieties of muffins yesterday; peanut butter and white choc & glacé cherry. I favoured the latter white choc muffin which I was not expecting to!

Peanut butter muffins
Ingredients
125g crunchy peanut butter
125g muscovado sugar
50g soft margarine
2 medium eggs
85ml milk
150g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

The how to…
1) Preheat the oven to 200°c or gas mark 6.
2) Mix the peanut butter, sugar & margerine until fluffy & combined.
3) Beat the eggs & milk together.
4) Add the flour & baking powder to the peanut butter mixture & then pour on the egg and milk.
5) Spoon into muffin cases & if you want to add peanuts to the tops.
6) Bake for 20 minutes or until risen & baked all the way through.

I think these would have suited a mascapone or jam topping but nonetheless they were beautifully fluffy & a great texture!

Excuse the poor photo quality of my phone.

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The lovely Zoe.

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Zoe hard at work.

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Ready to go in.

White choc & glacé cherry muffins

Ingredients
250g plain flour
120g caster sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
Glacé cherries (amount depending on taste)
100g white chocolate drops
125ml of oil
250ml natural yogurt
2 teaspoons vanilla essence

How to…
1) Preheat the oven to 200°c or gas mark 6.
2) Combine all of the dry ingredients in one bowl & all the wet in another.
3) Pour the wet ingredients into the dry & mix well.
4) Spoon into muffin cases & bake for 25-30 minutes or until well risen & firm.

This is a very wet mixture & we baked ours for only 20 minutes which left them quite moist inside. The yogurt which was a supermarket own, value make gave these muffins a gorgeous flavour & smell which combined with the white choc drops was amazing.

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All in all a great morning’s work I think you’d agree!

I’m going to do some plugging of my friend’s and husband’s blogs now. Check out the following…

Tom’s blog (movie reviews)
http://tomaustinmorgan.wordpress.com

His podcast (with his friend Ant covering all sorts of topics)
http://abhpod.com/episodes-2/

Jo’s blog (excellent writing)
http://jowilliams11.wordpress.com

The husband’s blog (video game reviews)
http://ozzit.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/thomas-was-alone/

Happy half term/Thursday!

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3 thoughts on “Half term baking fun!

  1. Why thank you for the double plug! Though it is mainly movies of late the blog is also about music, video games and used to carry all sorts of entertaining news…I’m trying to get back to that very soon!

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