I found the muffin recipe I was looking for. I'd not been able to find the recipe on the internet but then remembered I'd photographed it from this book:-
A good friend was leaving to stay in Germany after living here for six years. As she'd often commented on how much she liked Scottish baking we (the craft group ladies) got together and wrote out all our favourite recipes and collected them together in a photo album. The first card of each recipe also included a little story about the recipe - where it was from, why it was liked, etc, just to make it all more personal.
So here (courtesy of Carol, and minus the top card) is the recipe for gingerbread muffins (click pic to make bigger).
I had the job of gathering in all the recipe cards. As soon as I saw this recipe I knew it was one I wanted to try.
They were scrumptious (note - not all the empty cases were mine!). Definitely a recipe I'll be using again.
I took down my birthday cards to make way for the next ones (we have three birthdays in the family in the space of just over a month). This is the front of my birthday card from hubby; he knows me too well.
I've started a new project.
Can you guess what it is?
I managed one more baking morning before resorting to weetabix and toast. Inspired by this post at the Quince Tree, I used hubby's normal muffin recipe and added some Nutella.
They were rather nice too. Unfortunately I then had an opened jar of Nutella in the cupboard. It didn't last long.
We've been partying again. N will be 3 later this week, any excuse for more cake. I was all set to make him a chocolate cake, just as well I let him know as he said he'd prefer a yellow cake.
So here is what I think he meant. A Victoria sponge with butter icing, strawberry jam, and yellow coloured glace icing on top. I use the recipe from Rachel Allen's Bake book, but I increased the ingredients to make a 4 egg mix.
Again, we were lucky with the weather and were able to host the party in the garden. July has actually been pretty good here (so far!)
Plenty of left overs for the craft night.
A busy bee!
Right, definitely need to cut down on the cakes from now on...