I have been baking this afternoon. I am ashamed to say that I have never made muffins before - due to the fact I don't own a muffin tin. But yesterday I bought myself a muffin tin.
I have had a great little book for ages, years even, called "1 Mix 50 Muffins" I picked it up for just £3.00 in Morrisons. There is one basic batter recipe, then you just add various ingredients to make a whole host of different muffins. Sweet and savoury ones.
Having sent Shona for the ingredients this morning, this afternoon turned into a Muffin Fest.
First I made Marzipan Muffins.
They have a lump of marzipan in the middle and whole almonds on the top.
Next came Jam Doughnut Muffins.
In the middle of this mixture is a blob of strawberry jam and they are brushed with melted butter and dipped in sugar as soon as they come out of the oven, making a sugary crust.
Last I made Cinnamon & Walnut Muffins.
They smell amazing, they have just come out of the oven as I type this so the whole house smells cinnamony :)