As you’ve probably gathered from previous posts I’m doing a Cooking The Books Challenge. In February I’m baking a recipe from each chapter of Nigella Lawson’s How To Be A Domestic Goddess. So yesterday on the Friday of half term week it was time for me to bake something from the Children chapter in the book. Though I only have had one of my two children at home with me, my son has been away with school on a skiing trip. So it has been me and my sixteen year old daughter at home all week.
Nigella has a recipe for Snickers And Peanut Butter Muffins, which as she says in her recipe introduction “These muffins have a special charm: I think the ingredients speak for themselves. But what I should perhaps add is that they taste seriously good to adults too!”
As someone who loves Snickers bars and peanut butter this was going to be a hard temptation for me to resist. It was hard enough when I’d been in Morrisons and bought a four pack of Snickers bars. I’m so surprised they stayed in the wrappers from the day before. Normally with my track record I’d have wolfed the lot before even getting them home! I was also lucky with the peanut butter, I had to buy another jar and hide it from my daughter and hubby. They love peanut butter on toast topped with chopped banana sometimes for breakfast. I only needed 6 tablespoonfuls for the recipe, though so they got to have the remains of the jar in the end.
So, here is how these delicious goodies were made;
Even though I’d stuck to the specified oven baking times I’d noticed that my muffins had burned a bit on the top where the Snickers bars were. It didn’t affect the taste, only the appearance.
I will definitely make these muffins again. Nigella was definitely right when she said they were seriously good for adults too. Straight off the cooling rack and still warm as well! I had to hide the rest of the muffins in a plastic box so I wasn’t tempted to pinch another one.
Love Sam xx