"What sweet thing will we make today mummy'?" Hmmm, making sweet things wasn't really on the days agenda. "I want to make apple muffins". "Can we make apple muffins?". "Lets make apple muffins mummy", "Is that a plan mummy?" Such willpower. I can put off and delay her inspiration for a little while, pull out the paints, or the playdough, but the little Bowerbird does not forget, and she does not give up. "Mummy, you said after lunch we'd make apple muffins" (cleverly omitting the 'might' in my sentence). Really, I should just say yes straight away and begin the inevitable, after all, what's not to like about apple muffins?
We are Googling recipes and the little one instructs, A is for apple. She knows I am typing letters. We choose this one http://www.food.com/recipe/apple-cupcakes-41260
They looked promising on the outside, but when chopped in half they were seriously moist, wet in fact, not quite the result I was after.
The above images are of May's apple muffins which I never bothered posting, as they weren't really up to scracth.
When the urge for apple muffins struck the little one yesterday we decided to try a different recipe. This one used chopped rather than grated apples. http://www.thecomfortofcooking.com/2010/08/apple-cinnamon-muffins.html The little Bowerbird helped dice them into small pieces. There was mixing, and lots of tasting. Again we took a punt and doubled the recipe, 12 muffins last a pitifully short time in our house. Rather than making the topping we just sprinkled on some raw sugar.