Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Bake of the week: Nigella's Christmas morning muffins
As I will be away for Christmas morning, it seemed like a good idea to make Nigella's Christmas Morning Muffins now. Filled with cranberries and flavoured with orange juice and nutmeg Nigella recommends these as the perfect way to start Christmas day. I substituted frozen cranberries for the dried ones as I find fresh fruit more digestible.
The boyfriend was a little disappointed - they looked like the sweet American muffins that you see in Starbucks, but they had hardly any sugar in. He claimed not to be able to taste the seasoning either. But I loved the subtle flavours, and as I'd made them with spelt was able to indulge myself. In the end, they were relegated to the boyfriend's breakfast fodder, warmed up and spread with honey, rather than as a sweet elevenses treat.
I'm not sure I'd make them again, but I think it's given me inspiration for rock cakes made with orange juice and cranberries and flavoured with nutmeg...