Jam made some porridge for our breakfast yesterday, he made enough for 6 hungry people and piled it high into two large bowls. I ate as much as I wanted, then said ~ well there's only one thing for it - Muffins!
I looked in the larder and thought hmmm. After consulting my favourite 'Muffins Galore' cookbook, I found a lovely looking recipe for oat and cherry muffins, then followed it very loosely, for we didn't have half the ingredients and I never really enjoy following recipes much anyway. Why is that? It's so much fun wondering if it will turn out edible or not I guess! Maybe I should do an experiment one day... so...
In a bowl I put half a bag of bread mix (that was the only wholemeal flour or near to that I had), some brown sugar, gave it a stir. Then added sunflower oil, about 6 dessert spoons to two eggs and beat. I combined the egg mix with the oats, the oats had milk, apple and dates already added. This I then mixed into the dry ingredients. I spooned it all into a 12 cake tray and baked in the oven for about twenty minutes, probably a little too long. Obviously I put the oven on first to warm up and greased the baking tray. I mixed some icing sugar with a little water and some hundreds and thousands and spooned a little on top of each muffin.
I even surprised myself.