Last Wednesday I woke up feeling in a baking mood. I think the excitement of the Great British Bake Off starting back on TV and everyone talking baking on Twitter made me want to get my apron on. I didn’t need to bake anything, I just felt like it. It was a day when we were staying at home (apart from getting my son’s hair cut ) it was all about catching up on jobs for me. My daughter was stuck up in her room doing Art coursework and my son had his friend round. So apart from the usual, I needed something exciting to do! So what did I do- well baking, of course! What else?
I’d had my eye on the Apple and Oat Muffins in the Great British Bake Off Everyday book. I love making muffins. Did you know my nickname was Muffin when I was little? My Dad called me that because I couldn’t say Samantha properly when I was little, it came out as Muffind! Mind you, I was dead clumsy as a child and still am very accident prone, I wondered if it was because I was like Muffin The Mule!
These gorgeous muffins were easy to make and ideal if you want to make something in a hurry. They took just under an hour from start to finish and tasted delicious with a large mug of steaming hot coffee. They’d be lovely for breakfast or a snack and I’m sorry to say but they do taste much nicer than the ones you get in chain coffee shops!
So, here’s how I made them :
When I told my kids I had made muffins and they asked what flavour they were, they said “Urgh, gross!” and “What did you have to put apple in them for?” Funny how they all disappeared very quickly. Either that or we have a cake ghost in our house!
Love Sam xx