Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Bonkers about Baking!

Yes I've gone slightly off the rails with my baking recently, due to having a lot of spare time on my hands. I really had no idea that muffins were so easy to make, and I have fun experimenting with them! They're just so handy to have around as well, for breakfasts (heated up with a bit of jam) and for snacks on the go. Today I randomly made some Banana, Blackberry, Flaxseed & Nutella Muffins, which turned out pretty well. In fact, they were still soft, fluffy and gooey even hours after they came out of the oven, and the boy said they were fantastic! We really couldn't get enough of them. I think I'm going to have to stop making muffins for a while now and wait until next week before I bake any more, I just think I'm becoming addicted to them and keep justifying these indulgent little treats by putting fruit inside them. I'll be getting a 'muffin top' soon if I'm not careful... I think the key to limiting myself to just one a day is to get some larger muffin cases so I can make regular sized muffins like you get in coffee shops, then I think I'll feel more satisfied and won't keep reaching for more!

I can't wait to go see my dad at the end of this month and bake some muffins using the fruit from his garden. He has raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, redcurrants & gooseberries - the poor guy won't know what to do with all the muffins I'm gonna be making for him!!! I'd say warm muffins straight from the oven with some pecan soya ice cream would be a heavenly dessert :)

As you can see, my hamster Pep-Pep loves to nibble on freshly made berry muffins too! Nom nom nom...


  1. Know what you mean about the dangers of muffins. I try to limit my consumption by taking them in work or by putting them in the freezer, then I just take one out the night before. Love the fab pic of your cute hamster, he really lookms like he's enjoying himself!

  2. I never thought of freezing them, what a great idea! That would definitely solve the problem... although microwaves are so convenient at defrosting nowadays that I suppose I could still reach for one whenever I wanted. I have the same problem with bagels!!! Even tho I freeze them I still end up eating one then fancying another and quickly defrosting a second one! OOps...

    I'll give it a go next time though :)

  3. Gauri Radha गौरी राधाJune 29, 2011 at 6:07 PM

    Adorable photo and the muffins look delicious :)

  4. Thanks Gauri, they were lovely... I think I should make some more soon, they are ideal treats to make when I am broke!! Saves a lot of money! But they are quite dangerous to have around the house, I could eat them ALL in one go! ;)