Muffins, cupcakes and other similar baked goods can be found in this category.


Strawberry Cupcakes

I decided to try some cupcakes, using strawberries as a flavouring.  Fresh strawberries, pureed for the cake mix and for the frosting too, and then some slices of strawberry on top sounded like a good idea. It was a bit of a guess just how much puree to use in each, but with the frosting […]


Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Who doesn’t enjoy a nice muffin?  I guess that just about everyone likes them, and most people enjoy a lemon flavoured cake.  So put the two together, with some poppy seeds and you arrive at a really enjoyable muffin. I researched various recipes and came up with my own version, mainly because all the options […]


Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

These cupcakes are from Nigella Lawson’s website, they apparently also appear in her book “How To Be A Domestic Goddess”.  The description certainly whetted my appetite, and I was keen to try them.  However I was delayed, courtesy of Amazon Logistics failing to deliver my chocolate, as I explained in my previous post. Finally they […]

Bread, Muffins

English Muffins

English Muffins, ideal for breakfast, or for Eggs Benedict, are known in the UK, or certainly always were as muffins.  That name has been hijacked somewhat by the rather delicious sweet muffins these days.  So for the purposes of this post I shall talk about English Muffins, even though it sticks, slightly, in my craw […]

Christmas, Muffins

Mincemeat Muffins

Before Christmas I made some mincemeat, and used it for my mince pies etc, traditional at Christmas.  But I had a jar left over, which wasn’t a problem as it keeps for up to 6 months in the fridge, if in a sterilised, airtight container.  So for my first bake upon my return from a […]


Strawberry Muffins

I had some strawberries that needed to be used before they went past their best.  So I came up with the idea of some Strawberry Muffins.  I little research found me a few recipes but they were all rather different.  So I came up with my own, basing it on what I had read. One […]


Welsh Rarebit Muffins

I wanted to make a savoury muffin, instead of the sweet ones I am going to do tomorrow.  I looked around to see what I could find, and came across this recipe for Welsh Rarebit Muffins, on BBC Food . For those who are not familiar with Welsh Rarebit it is more commonly known as cheese […]