Thursday, 24 July 2014

Guest Post - Kate from Family Fever

Kate Fever, Family Fever Blog, Summer Berry Muffins Recipe

Yay! Abby is healing from her chicken pox! While I prepare our delayed holiday, several lovely bloggers has agreed to keep you company. Do check their blogs out as well!

Today, we have the lovely Kate from Family Fever, who hosts the Tried & Tested linky and blogs about birth stories, parenting, family lifestyle and recipes, sharing a yummy Summer recipe with you. Thank you Kate, I'll try it out as soon as I get the chance!

Summer berry muffins

During the last few hot and sunny weeks, we have paid a fair few visits to the local pick your own farm, collecting punnets full of strawberries and raspberries. As well as eating them whole (some of them before we even leave the car park) and mixing them into smoothies, we also love to bake summer fruit muffins.

You will need:
·        300g plain flour
·        3 teaspoons baking powder
·        125g caster sugar
·        50g butter
·        3 eggs
·        4 tablespoons sunflower oil
·        1 teaspoon vanilla essence
·        150g natural yogurt
·        100g chopped strawberries
·        100g fresh raspberries

How to make your muffins:
·        Mix the flour, sugar and baking powder together with a fork.
·        Melt the butter and add this to the flour mixture
·        Add the eggs, oil, vanilla essence and yogurt and gently fork everything together until just mixed – don’t overwork the mixture. Gently stir in the berries.
·        Divide the mixture between 12 muffin cases and bake at 200*C for 15 minutes until well risen – the tops should be golden brown and starting to crack.
·        Leave to cool – although we love to eat them warm, with some icecream melting over the top. Delicious!

You could mix this recipe up by using different berries – blueberries and cranberries work well and always seem more of a ‘winter’ muffin. We have also experimented with using flavoured natural yogurt, which gives a much sweeter taste.