10 : Blueberry Muffin

Blueberry Muffin with pecans or pistachios

Blueberry Muffin with pecans or pistachios

Going back to basics these days to perfect my muffin making technique with a classic blueberry muffin. The twist is in the topping I used crushed pecans on half and crushed pistachios on the other half. Both versions were delicious. I made these from my new book 1001 Cupcakes, cookies and other tempting Treats. For the basic recipe I used no.651 blueberry muffins.

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9 : Crumble topped cheese and fennel seed

Cheese and Fennel Seed Muffin

Cheese and Fennel Seed Muffin

A savoury muffin is a great accompaniment to some delicious homemade soup. I made these from my new book 1001 Cupcakes, cookies and other tempting Treats. For the basic recipe I used no. 822 crumble topped cheese and chive muffins. I subsituted 2 tablespoons of fennel seeds for the chives (perhaps a little heavy handed, next time I would use just 1) and instead of buttermilk I used milk with a little lemon juice added.

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