Friday, August 3, 2012

Summer Berry Muffins

So it's been a strange few weeks and making and doing ended up bottom of the list. But when someone special brought over some blueberries I decided baking needed to be on the agenda. I consulted my favourite books by Lilly Higgins and Nigella and decided on muffins. These are mostly Lilly's lovely blueberry muffins if I'm honest but with the addition of some strawberries (raspberries would be nice too) and I replaced the milk with semi-skimmed.

8oz plain flour
1 tbsp baking powder
2.5 oz light brown sugar
1 large egg
150 ml semi-skimmed milk
40 ml sunflower oil
1 tsp vanilla essence
4 oz blueberries
3 oz strawberries

Set oven to heat at 170 Celsius. (my oven is extra hot though so you might need to turn it up a little).


1. Sieve the flour and baking powder into a bowl and add the sugar.
2. Whisk the wet ingredients together and add to the mixture.

3. Chop strawberries; fold in the fruit.

4. Divide the mixture into twelve cupcake cases (I use silicone ones so I don't need a cupcake tray) and bake for 15-20 mins. It might be nice to sprinkle either a few seeds or a little sugar on the top for a bit of a glaze as well, depending on whether you're going for a "healthy" muffin or not...

5. Leave on a wire rack to cool a little and enjoy with a cuppa! 


  1. Maeve, I want these in my mouth. ALL OF THEM

    1. Blueberries are only 69c in Aldi at the minute and they're good. Get baking! All mine are eaten but glad you like. :)