they're staring at you....
I seem to be making a variation of these once a week but last nights version were proper bottom of the barrel jobs... that's the problem when you have drunk neighbours and The V gagging for something sweet... muffins are quite simply the easiest things to throw together... and they thrive on being lumpy and badly made, so if you're a bit tipsy too, it really doesn't matter!
Step 1: open cupboard
Step 2: pull out what's left (in my case; a bit of raspberry jam, a bit of marmalade and some borrowed raspberries..)
Step 3: follow recipe as closely as you can, substituting what you have for what the recipe asks for
Step 4: bake and hope for the best
Step 5: use olive oil if you haven't got vegetable oil... it worked for me!
250g Plain Flour
100g caster sugar
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp baking powder
125 ml vegetable oil
remainder of a jar of marmalade (about a third)
remainder of a jar of raspberry jam
some actual raspberries
the juice and grated zest of one lime
beat the eggs into the oil then add it to the flour, sugar, bicarn and baking powder and mix in a large bowl. Don't worry about perfection here, there's something about muffins that seem to thrive on lumps and mess.
Then add the bit's of stuff you found and mix it all up.
Add to muffin cases and bake on 200c for about 20mins.
Other than the fact they look like scary lop-eyed raspberry monster faces... they tasted great!
eat and of course, enjoy!