Muffins, Basically

Afternoon.

It’s quite logical to want to bake, to turn on the Shit Oven at the tail end of what is, for England, a rather warm day.  It may well be a result of you having done not much at all.  All that fighting talk of ‘yeah, I can’t drink too much cause I need to go to the gym tomorrow’ that was oft-repeated throughout the party you attended last night actually played out as a day sitting on your ass, in various sun-soaked locations within a 100m walk of your home.

So, here is how to make a basic muffin mix.  I made choc chips today but the basic mix is basic – after you’ve made it you can add all sorts of things.  I like dried apricot and coconut.  I like rasberries.  I like cranberries.  Blueberries.  Whatever you like.  You get the picture.

They take about 5 mins to mix and 20 mins to cook so you’ve not long between having an idea and having a muffin.  Perfect for these modern days.

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The recipe.

You’ll note I’ve failed to add ‘add the egg’ to the milk and sugar mixture.  Make sure you add that egg.

Put the oven on to warm.

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Ingredients, as above.  I didn’t end up using the white choc chips.  I used the choc choc chips.

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I melt the butter in a mug, in the microwave.  This is the mug I used today.  It moved in when the boyfriend did.  He says it came from the SoM theatre premiere wotsit, and that they had been serving mulled wine in it.

*raises eyebrows*

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Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt in one bowl.

Mix the egg, milk, sugar, vanilla and butter in another bowl.  So far so basic, like I promised.

Then, in about three lots, whisk the dry stuff into the wet stuff.

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It’ll look a bit like the above.  It tastes ace.

At this stage add your flavours, whatever you choose.

I went with the aforementioned choc-chips as well as the leftover smartie-type things I had for the boyfriend’s b’day cheesecake a few posts ago.

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I don’t have a muffin tin so I just filled some cupcake thingies with the mixture, sitting them inside yorkshire pudding-type tin thing.

Put them in the oven for about 20 mins.

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Voila.

It appears as though those smartie-thingies weren’t made for cooking.  They look, now cooked, like the dried bones of a drought victim. Boyfriend has already taste-tested one and says it’s all fine.

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The dog earlier today, rolling in something awful, but having fun.

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