Thursday, 15 December 2011

Day 15 - White Chocolate and Cranberry Muffins And Girly Time

Yesterday I had the privilege of hosting the fortnightly meeting of the Mums At Home Ministry with my sister. I really enjoy being hospitable but I kind of live in the middle of nowhere so I don't do it as often as I'd like. I also don't get a chance to go to this meeting much at all so it was a real treat to be able to catch up with everyone; you should never underestimate the value of quality time with cool people for sure!

It was a lovely relaxing morning, we ate, laughed and talked about life! I think my favourite part of the morning was the discussion about housework. Virtually everyone wished they could do more (or rather have more done without them having to do it) & I was like 'thank God for that' I thought I was the only one who lived under the guilt cloud about the house! I think the term necessary evil was designed specifically for housework!

The Spread!

As for the food, my sister is the original domestic goddess and made some divine fresh bread. We also had cold meats, olives, cheese and fruits, I was hoping to bring out my Cranberry Jam but got swept away in the conversations & completely forgot! For the sweets, I made White Chocolate and Cranberry Muffins and some Chocolate Cupcakes that I will share in another post (so many cakes, so little time!)

White Chocolate and Cranberry Muffins (Remixed from a Nigella Recipe)

Recipe (makes 12 muffins)

75g unsalted butter melted
1 large egg
200ml buttermilk 

200g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of salt
75g caster sugar

Chocolate & Fruit
180g fresh cranberries
40g blueberries
100g white chocolate chips

1. Pre-heat the oven to oven to 200oC/gas mark 6 and line a muffin tin with 12 paper cases.

2. Combine all of the dry ingredients (not including the chocolate and fruit) in a bowl, and in a measuring jug, mix all of the wet ingredients.

3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and using a wooden spoon, gently mix to combine. Fold in the fruit and white chocolate, keeping the mixing to a minimum.

4. Bake in the oven for approximately 20 minutes or until the muffins have risen and are golden and firm on top.

Here are some pictures from the morning...

Doggie Bag!

The Stars

Fresh out of the oven

Peace & Love


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  1. The muffins look delicious and a big awwww at the cuteness of the babies

  2. Thanks. It's been a while since I had a house full of babies, they were all gorgeous! x

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