I am slogging my way through my week off. Currently on Day 5. Today will be housework related. The weekend is jam packed of fun times so I am really looking forward to it!
Yesterday, I got bored. We were off to Dartmouth to see The Inn Theatre Company‘s production of Twelfth Night which was fantastic! Having been on stage with them for the last three productions, it was really odd to be sitting in the audience but it was an utter delight to be so thoroughly entertained.
I decided during my afternoon boredom that I would bake some muffins for the cast and crew to share. I’d never made them before so was a little apprehensive. I think they turned out ok. They didn’t rise up as much as I had hoped but they tasted good!
I followed this recipe by the Hairy Bikers. I love those guys! http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/lemon_and_blueberry_11428
The first batch (with lemon curd) are above. I found the batter was quite thick and wasn’t sure why. Then I realised I had forgotten to add the milk! I ate one – just to make sure they weren’t awful – and was pleasantly surprised, despite the lack of milk.
My lemon curd went all over the place and the cases got super sticky but, hey, that’s part of the fun!
I decided, after the dozen lemon ones without milk, to make another half dozen without lemon curd but with the milk! The batter was much better this time around and they looked a lot more pleasing to the eye than the sticky ones.
They were really different from the ones you get in coffee shops etc. But the insides were so pretty!
Overall, I didn’t think they were bad for a first try!
They went down really well with the theatre guys too – as soon as the kids that were in the play heard the word ‘muffins,’ they swarmed in like a plague of hollow-legged locusts!