Tuesday evening, I was talking to a friend an invited her over the next morning for coffee, a good “natter” as she calls it. Translated, that means coffee & chatting with friends, about anything or everything. I didn’t give much thought to what little thing I would bake to go with the coffee till later that evening. There was a honey muffin recipe I wanted to try that I found in an old vintage cookbook. Yup… I tried it and it was a total flop!
While I was washing up the dishes I was trying to figure out what I could bake with the ingredients I had on had. The stores were closed by now (yes everything closes by 8 pm during the week). Even if they were open the temperature was -14 Celsius, I wasn’t too enthusiastic about bundling up and heading out on foot, in the cold in the dark to buy butter and more eggs.
My last-minute solution is always to run to the bakery on the corner first thing in the morning and pick up a delectable treat but of course I had to stay home to wait on a delivery. Isn’t it always something?
The next morning came, and I still did not have an idea of what I could bake. I really need to go shopping and replenish a few items in my pantry too. My mess of recipes had failed me so I headed over to google and typed, muffins, easy, few ingredients and voila! There it was! The recipe that I would bake. Allrecipes has saved my coffee chat! I only had 2 hours now. The only ingredients I altered was the last part. The recipe says to sprinkle a mix of brown sugar and sugar to the top of the muffins. Since the brown sugar available in Europe is a slightly different consistency than in America, I just stuck with the brown sugar.
The muffins were really moist and delicious. I nice accompaniment to coffee. Here is the link to the recipe.
I will definitely be adding this muffin recipe to my recipe box/binder/folder, which ever way I come up with to organize them.
So… we went on to enjoy a good “natter”, as they say in England.