PBJ Muffins & Spiced Apple Muffins – 1 batch…2 recipes

A single batch divided beautifully in to 2 tasty flavours.  A spiced fruity one and a peanut butter and jam filled delight! Mmmmm!

Happy New Year peeps!  It’s been a while I know but apart from being manically busy over the festive period, it’s been a rather rushed and non-stop return to work.  But 2 weeks in to 2015 schooling and I’ve found a few moments to jot down the recent recipe in the ZoBird’s house.  The basis for this bake is from a recipe book I got a long time ago – about 10 years in fact and is called Muffins – Fast and Fantastic 3rd Edition…I really must find the first 2 editions as these are fail safe recipes and are easily adaptable.  With that in mind I wanted to make some muffins that would keep everyone in the house and office happy.  Grant doesn’t like peanut butter…weird I know, whilst Lucy in the office dislikes fruit in cakes.  So I found an oatmeal muffin recipe…upped the numbers a fraction and in turn made 2 separate batches from one recipe.  This works a treat with cupcakes too…especially if you have a group of people who can’t agree on one baked goods flavours :)

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British Pudding Cupcakes – Rhubarb & Custard, Jam Sponge & Custard and Banana & Custard!

A British Pudding Medley

This varied concoction came from inspiration based on rhubarb & custard sweets!  Great idea I thought…except for 2 reasons:

  1. Rhubarb is out of season – stupid Zoe
  2. Rhubarb is like Marmite – people either love or hate it.

…and so this 3 route recipe surfaced…intended to keep all happy but driven by the desire to create a medley of fruit and custard puddings in teeny weeny cupcake form!  Continue reading »