Soft & fluffy wholemeal blueberry oat streusel muffins

Soft & fluffy wholemeal blueberry oat streusel muffins

These rustic muffins are relatively healthy and wholesome and I gave them a fluffy texture by using wholemeal cake flour (basically just cornflour added to plain wholemeal – makes for a really soft crumb but with added fibre and such). These are packed with blueberries and a bit spicy with a light crunchy topping; they’re just the thing for morning tea.

Peanut butter chocolate chunk muffins

Peanut butter chocolate chunk muffins

These are so easy to whip up.  I love how the chocolate chunks were all melty warm from the oven. I used a friand tin to make them a bit fancier but a normal muffin tin will do.

Cinnamon roll cakes

Cinnamon roll cakes

These are exactly like cinnamon rolls except in soft, fluffy cake form.  They really are decadent.  And oh the cream!  It makes for such a gorgeous cake.  And aren’t saturated fats good for us now or something?  Hah. They’re at their best warm out of the oven with the icing slightly soft and drizzly, however I froze the remainder[read more…]

Australian made – Aussie Farmers Direct

Australian made – Aussie Farmers Direct

My gran used to have milk delivered, in glass bottles left at the back door early in the morning (I’m not a hundred years old truly, this was back in the 90s).  Anyway, I loved collecting them for her and used to wave to the milk lady as she drove off in her little van,[read more…]

Birthday cake: berry, coconut and white chocolate muffins with lime icing

Birthday cake: berry, coconut and white chocolate muffins with lime icing

I love these sweet little rustic cakes dolloped with snowy icing.  I made them for Ant’s birthday this year instead of one big cake. Fluffy inside, studded with berries, some coconut for texture and flavour and a bit of sweet white chocolate, they’re a cupcake/muffin hybrid, but without the faffing about whipping butter and whatnot. [read more…]

Happy cupcake Friday

Happy cupcake Friday

Boo. It was my birthday a while back and here are some delicious cupcakes I was given!  They were almost too pretty to eat (almost) but I managed quite well. So go out and have a cupcake, or whatever you fancy, and have a lovely weekend. Oh and they’re from the Cupcake Parlour for anybody from Brisbane (also,[read more…]

Passionfruit and white chocolate cupcakes

Passionfruit and white chocolate cupcakes

Passionfruit and white chocolate is an enticing combination although I never thought of it until I had this very flavoured muffin in a cafe once years ago and it made perfect sense – even though I’m not the biggest fan of white chocolate.  It often seems too cloyingly sweet to me but sometimes, roughly chopped bits of white[read more…]