Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Meeting in real life and a muffin recipe

Yesterday I had the opportunity to meet a fellow blogger and moderator from the Down to Earth Forum. Narelle from Just Like My Nan Made is in Brisbane with her husband for a few days and dropped in for a visit. I had a lovely time chatting with Narelle, we talked about gardening, crafts and our pets, amongst other things.

Tana and Chester thought they were in heaven with all the pats and attention they received. Poor dogs, you'd think they never got any attention from us.

For morning tea I decided to adapt my favourite lemon and coconut muffin recipe.

Tropical Fruit Muffins
1 1/2 cups unbleached white SR flour
1/2 cup wholemeal plain flour
1/3 cup dessicated coconut or 1/2 cup shredded
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup macadamia nut, virgin coconut oil or similar mild flavoured oil
1/3 cup honey
1 cup milk kefir or 1/2 milk and 1/2 yoghurt
3 eggs
1 lady finger banana chopped and equal amount of mango flesh chopped (I have both frozen from last years season)

Preheat oven to 180C and lightly grease muffin tins or line with papers. Sift flours together, stir in coconut, lemon rind and chopped fruit. In another bowl beat together eggs, oil, lemon juice, honey and kefir/milk until well combined. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry and lightly mix until just combined. Spoon into muffin tin and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool a few minutes then remove from tray.

Makes 12 - 14 1/3 cup muffins.

The addition of banana and mango makes a nice change.

Thanks for visiting Narelle, I hope you managed to find your way to the op shop and nursery and didn't spend too much money.

Cheers Lisa


nellymary said...

Thanks for a lovely visit Lisa...I told hubby all about your dogs....they are sooo cute...and have lots of quirks which I can relate to with my own dogs....I didn't get lost going to the op-shop or the nursery,...and all up I only spent about $ I behaved
Those muffins are soooo yummy...I recommend that anyone make them. You won't be disappointed.
Thanks again Lisa for a lovely visit and a great chat.

Anonymous said...

How wonderful for the two of you to meet.

Lisa said...

Only $20, you did well Narelle. Have a safe trip home tomorrow. Thanks again for visiting, it was great to meet you.

purplepear said...

Those muffins sound Yummy. Thanks for coming over to my blog and becoming a follower. Lovely to have you along.