Thursday, 28 January 2010

Sweets for my sweet....

If you grow fruit and vegetables like I do, the kitchen gadget you must love the most has to be a freezer. This week I was burrowing through the frozen bags of bread and herbs and found a plastic bag of frozen blackberries and raspberries from the autumn...result!

They had over frozen a bit and had shrunk to the size of large pea. My other half has dutifully put up with stir fries and low fat pizzas, steamed fish and a definite lack of fish and chips over the last few weeks. So I decided to bake him some muffins for when he got home....

Winter fruit and white chocolate muffins......(makes 12 big ones and 12 mini muffins)

700g self raising flour
400g demerara sugar
1 heaped tbsp baking powder
1 heaped tbsp bicarbonate of soda
150g white chocolate
150g winter fruits (I used raspberries and blackberries)
250ml vegetable oil
3 eggs

Preheat the oven to 200'c. Put all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl beat the eggs and oil.

Add to the dry mix with the fruit and slowly and carefully mix together. Do not beat. As soon as it becomes mixed...stop.

Spray your muffin tins with spray oil or line with muffin cases. Pop a big spoonful of the mix in each case.

Bake in the oven for 20minutes. The white chocolate will go all caramelly and delicious.

Eat warm. The best thing about this muffin mix is you can pop it in the fridge and use it when you want (within a couple of days). So it is perfect to make on a Saturday and bake earlier for a Sunday breakfast...


  1. Now you're just making me jealous - the only freezer I have is the little compartment in the top of the fridge. :( (It really is time I moved to a place with a decent kitchen...) Anyhoo, the muffins look fab - am sure they cheered up the other half!

  2. Just the thing! Berry muffins are my favourite!

  3. Ooo these look fab, I bet they went down well.