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Rainy day, hungry child, bored Mummy, spare piece of pumpkin and Google = Pumpkin & Sultana Muffins

 I found the recipe for these muffins after a series of thoughts and interactions which i will attempt to explain here.

1. Child is hungry

2. Must feed child

3. Not much in fridge… ooh look pumpkin, i should use that before i have to throw it away…

4. Ask child “Do you want pumpkin for lunch?”

5. Child says “No like it, pumpkin”

6. This makes me want to feed him pumpkin… i need to feed him pumpkin to be a good Mummy.

7. Ask child “What do you want for lunch?”

8. Child says ” Odidge bar, bar” (which is secret code for Orange Heinz Muesli Bar, to which i say No, and then realise i am on my own to come up with ideas for lunch.)

9. Use brain – Child loves muffins. Child will eat ANY food containing sultanas.

10. Google search Pumpkin + Sultana + Muffin


Pumpkin & Sultana Muffins

Recipe is as follows
1 ¾ cups self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup brown sugar
¾ cup milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup sultanas
1 cup cooked, mashed pumpkin

Preheat oven to 180ºC or 160ºC if fan forced.
Line a 12-hole muffin pan with patty cases.
Combine flour, baking powder and sugar in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl or jug, whisk together milk, egg, and oil. Add to flour with sultanas and pumpkin.
Mix together, until just combined.
Fill prepared cases. Bake for 20-25 mins, until cooked when tested with a skewer.
Cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.

N.B. I also added half a grated apple and about a teaspoon each of cinnamon and ginger powder.

These were delicious served with a hot cup of tea, for me, and a babycino for the hungry child.


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