Sunday, 23 November 2008

Let it snow

BBC weather forecast says it will snow 6am today. I don't like cold weather but somehow if it's with snow I love it. My idea of winter will be having lots of snow. Will there be enough snow for great snowball fights? I doubt :-)
To my disapointment it didn't snow at 6am. Perching on my bedroom window like a little kid anticipating, hoping it will snow. Well, well.....
At around 830am the snow came after all. I even phoned my friend "it's snowing". Bracing the almost freezing temperature, I ventured outside to take pics of the first snow this winter. The feelings just like the lyrics in "Sound of Music-these are a few of my favorite things -Snowflakes that stays on my nose and eyelashes". Alright, not too much snow but worth having after all:-).
Having enjoyed the little moment of whitish Sunday morning, I decided to bake blueberry muffins. What an enjoyment to sit in my conservatory and enjoying Sunday morning breakfast of blueberry muffins and English tea. Hmnnnn.................

Blueberry Muffins
Ingredients (make 10-12 standard size muffins)
  • 280g plain flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 240ml milk
  • 90ml vegetable oil or 85g melted butter
  • 170g fresh blueberry
  • Muffin cases and muffin tins
  1. Prepare muffin tins. Preheat oven to 190C.
  2. In a large bowl, sift flour, baking powder. Add sugar and salt into the bowl.
  3. In another bowl beat egg with a fork. Stir in milk followed by oil/butter.
  4. Pour all wet ingredient into the flour. Mixed well, make sure no dry granules of flour formed.
  5. Gently fold in the blueberry into the mixture.
  6. Spoon into muffin cups and bake for 20-25mins.
  7. Bake till the tops are lightly brown or use a fork to poke through the muffins, if it comes out clean, it is ready. Remove from oven.
Served with tea or a cup of hot chocolate as a morning breakfast or as afternoon tea time snack. Enjoy :-)


fen said...

Maybe I should do some baking tomorrow...
We're listening to Christmas songs now. Just to get into the mood. Oh, how we miss the snow.

Algernond said...

Those muffins definitely better than Tescos :-) Real classy.

Xmas - Bah humbug!

Christine Toh said...

Fen, guess you guys missed the good ole time back in Canterbury :-). So do come and visit me :-). At least there's good and nice food to entice you.

Christine Toh said...


Only better than Tesco, thought it was better than Waitrose. ;-)

Algernond said...

Oh you love to be praised! OK. Not only better than Tesco, but the best ever...(that I've had anyway)

How's that?

Christine Toh said...

Algernond, your homemade kaya is better than Ya Kung toast in Singapore.

Algernond said...

Wow. Such a compliment from a real connoisseur!

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sue said...

i love muffins so i'm going to bake some