Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Blackcurrants from my garden

It's been a busy week or so since our return from vacation.  The  berry bushes are full and the berries are ripe!  I took some time yesterday evening to pick some blackcurrants.  I decided that rather than just munch them away, as we often do (te-he), I'd make a batch of muffins.  Have a look........

These muffins have orange juice and custard powder, so they have a beautiful rich, cake-like texture.

You could substitute any type of berry in this recipe.  I have used partridgeberries, blueberries and now blackcurrants.......Yummy!!!

Here's the recipe......

Berry Muffins

Preheat oven to 350* F and prepare a 12 cup muffin pan.

1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp custard popwder
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 1/2 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup berries
(Put all of the above dry ingredients into a large bowl and mix well.)

1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup orange juice
1 egg
(Blend these ingredients well and stir into dry mixture---Do NOT over-mix)

Scoop muffin mixture into prepared 12 cup muffin pan and bake for 20 minutes.