It is half term, and there I am full of cold, feeling more than just a tad under the weather- (whatever does that mean?) and needing something that will cheer me up!
Check out the fridge...
Fresh raspberries, minstrels, plenty eggs and milk.... MUFFINS!!!!
I found a great little recipe here which I accessed on my MacBook on the kitchen island for quickness, instead of printing it out on the computer in the study, or evn worse running backwards and forwards to get it right - you can tell I've done that before!! Laptop in the kitchen it is.
Buttery melting lovliness.This was quite a needy fix- sweet sugary muffin mix, butteryness, and sharp raspberries mixed with the lush lovely minstrels... Oh stop, drooling alert, they're not made yet!!Buttery melting lovliness.Don't over mix or they won't rise as much, they really do look quite messy when they're ready.Generous spoonfuls.
They smell GoRgEoUs - I wish you could smell them too..
Then for the smartie chocolate ones for 'the boys'... I found this recipe here, but didn't keep any smarties for the tops- J ate some so never mind!
15 minutes later...
Hooky at the ready, CHECK, Chai Latte at the ready CHECK, homemade raspberry and chocolate muffins, it really is my very favourite drink at the moment, sweet, spicy, creamy and lovely. When I'm not near a Starbucks or a Costa, and lets face it I live in the middle of nowhere (7 miles to the nearest shop) I have to find the next best thing. Lucky for me Sainsbury's deliver the next best thing and here is the website for it here. I love the pink one, spiced.
P.S. J said the chocolate ones were good too. :)