Ever heard of Bumbleberry before??? nah? Me neither… well, until recently that is!
Bumbleberry is the “new” name given to mixed berries – normally at least 3 berry types and can also sometimes even include apple and/or rhubarb (or so wiki says)
Last week – I had an urge to get baking… and blame this urge on the fact that I am trying very hard not to pick up a further gram before the wedding (and the fitting of the wedding dress)… I can’t really lose weight either – as the dress will not fit then (or at least this is my excuse)… but sure as BOB – as soon as you think about eating clean… the dancing footsteps of cupcakes and muffins (and let’s not forget brownies) come prancing across my brain.
Thankfully – HIM and the office are happy recipients of this baking urge 🙂
The recipe is adapted from the BBC Good Food Magazine (December 2011 issue) – as I used half the amount of chocolate as they stipulated (and I used white instead of dark)… plus I used the mixed berries in place of the Morello cherries… but the rest… well – the basics were there!
Bumbleberry & White chocolate Muffins
250g butter, softened
185g caster sugar
1 and half teaspoons of baking powder
splash of milk
100g white chocolate, roughly chopped
250g of mixed berries (you are welcome to add more if you have them!)
- Cream together butter and sugar
- Add eggs one at a time, mixing between each addition
- Sift in flour and baking powder
- Mix (the batter will be quite thick) – so add a splash of milk and continue to mix
- Add chocolate and berries and mix in gently
- Spoon into 12 grease paper cups
- Bake at 180C for 30-40minutes