Showing posts from January, 2011

Apple, Raisin and Cinnamon Muffins

Apparently today is Blue Monday - the most depressing day of the year. It also happens to be the day before my birthday and as this year I am nudging ever closer to the big 30, I do happen to be feeling a little 'blue'. I needed some baking therapy and these apple muffins were whipped up to alleviate my mood. They are not overly sweet, which was intentional as I wanted to be able to toast them to serve with some sharp cheddar (as well as eating as they are) for tomorrows 'birthday' lunch, if there are any left! APPLE, RAISIN AND CINNAMON MUFFINS Baking Yield: 12 Author: Beth Sachs Print Recipe Pin it With Image Without Image Apple and Cinnamon Muffins An apple raisin and cinnamon muffin recipe. Perfect for lunchboxes prep time: 10 mins cook time: 25 mins total time: 35 mins ingredients: 2 Eggs, beaten 100g Golden Caster Sugar 210ml Milk 100g Butter, melted 300g Plain Flour 2 TSP Baking Powder 1/2 TSP Salt 1/2 TSP Cinnamon Han

Squash and Sweet Potato Soup

This recipe really was created on a whim, inspired by a late visit to Waitrose on New Years Eve. On offer was 3 x 350g bags of pre-prepared Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato cubes priced down to 10p each. Not surprisingly I snapped them up. Unfortunately I missed out on the gammon priced down to £2 (it has been £9). I remembered Nigella's Sweet Potato and Squash soup in Express and set out to make something similar, but in a much larger quantity and with some seasoning tweaks. What I ended up with was a fantastically flavoured soup and enough to keep me going for most of the week, which is just as well as I still feel rubbish! TOP TIPS FOR MAKING THE SQUASH AND SWEET POTATO SOUP Make it spicy by adding a teaspoon of dried chilli flakes. The soup can be frozen so why not make double and freeze half. Serve with a swirl of natural yogurt and fresh coriander. OTHER SOUP RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Soup from Jam and Clotted Cream Crea

Blue Cheese Carbonara

Easy blue cheese carbonara with added vegetables. Great with a glass of dry white wine.