Lately there has been a great deal of this …
… and not nearly enough of this
Hopefully next week I will have an essay under my belt and I can indulge in more knitting, muffin-eating and tea-drinking.
Generic Muffin Recipe
1/2 cup wholemeal self-raising flour
1 cup white self-raising flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 mashed banana (optional)
2/3 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup oil
handful of flavourings (nuts, seeds, dried fruit)
Sift dry ingredients and toss in your flavourings. Mix together and add wet ingredients. Stir quickly and roughly until just combined (do not overmix) and spoon into a muffin pan. Bake for about 15 minutes in a moderate (180 Celsius) oven.
I always do double quantity and freeze half for lunchboxes and knitting-related emergencies.
Choc chips (add a dash of cocoa to the flour)
Orange/lemon and poppyseed (replace some of the milk with juice and add a bit of zest)
Date and walnut (add a dash of coffee to the mix)
Apple and sultana/raisin
Dried apricot and sunflower seeds
Pear and ginger
Raspberry and white chocolate
I leave you with a (knitting) joke.
My mum and I were driving somewhere recently when a discussion about homosexuality came on the radio. The guest said jokingly to the host, in an exaggeratedly camp voice, My mother made me a homosexual.
Quick as a flash my mother said Ooh, if I gave her the wool, would she make me one too?