Saturday, July 4, 2009

Naked cupcakes alert! Getting naked on the 4th July - Red white and blue muffins for breakfast....

No, I'm not from the USA, but I love and excuse for baking or cooking, so this morning I made some red white and blue muffins for a tasty breakfast treat! And Food Critic Andrew has requested that we have hot dogs for dinner this evening, depending on whether we have our Gluten Free Guest (if she is staying for dinner, I will be braising some lamb shanks, which is no doubt another post). Anyway, back to the muffins. So yes, I do have strong opinions on muffins, and I do contest that they are not a "general" breakfast food, as they are cakes merely masquerading as a breakfast item. Or they are naked cupcakes. Either way, they're not necessarily healthy little breakfast-ey things that people like to believe they are! But some days, you just have to run with a theme.

So here's my recipe for red, white and blue muffins:


1 and 1/2 cups (225g) SR Flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp (40g) caster sugar
2 tbsp (40g) butter, melted
3/4 cup (190ml) milk
1 egg, beaten
2 cups frozen mixed berries

2 tbsp demerara sugar
strawberry jam
2 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Set oven to 200 degrees Celsius
  2. Mix dry ingredients
  3. Add egg to milk
  4. Add melted butter to milk and mix well
  5. Add milk mixture and berries to dry ingredients, and mix with a knife until just mixed (still lumpy)
  6. Place into muffin pans - this recipe makes about 6 muffins, or 12 mini muffins
  7. Add a spoonful of jam to the batter of each, and briefly mix in with a chopstick or similar
  8. Mix the lemon and demerara sugar together, and sprinkle over each muffin
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes
  10. Leave to cool slightly
  11. Serve! Whilst singing yankee doodle dandee or the Star Spangled Banner (your choice!)

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