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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Chorizo, Goat’s Cheese & Thyme Muffins

Goat’s Cheese, Chorizo and Thyme Muffins!

So whilst ploughing through my monthly ‘acquired’ FREE Asda and Morrison’s magazines I stumbled across a recipe that involved yorkshire puddings with chorizo and goats cheese.  Hang on, I thought, that would be tasty in muffins and hence the below recipe surfaced.  Based on a tried and tested recipe which normally requires yoghurt, I always replace this with sour cream as it’s what we generally have left in the fridge needing to be used up following a fajita night!  Enjoy :) Continue reading »

Toffee Coffee Cupcakes/HUGE Cupcakes/Muffins!!!

Toffee Coffee Cupcakes with sprinkles!

My fiance Grant LOVES coffee cupcakes, he always suggests them whenever I ask the dreaded ‘What shall I bake?!’ question, and until 3 months ago it infuriated me as I didn’t like coffee.  Something weird happened though and after a coffee out with friends, and perhaps a combination of sheer determination too, I am now a self-confessed coffeeaholic much to the glee of my mate Nic!

So this Tuesday just gone I decided to make coffee inspired cupcakes for our school department lunchtime.  Even though the Hummingbird Espresso ones are Grant’s favourite I was desperate to make some with my own twist.  I found a Toffee Mocha Recipe on the Baking Mad website and made them unique to me…. Continue reading »