Tuesday, 27 July 2010


Its been a fruity old time here at Mog Towers, the sun is shining and the fruit bushes have been generous. But after all the effort spent saving the birds from Magnus, the little blighters have been raiding the strawberries, the raspberries, the redcurrants. Still, the babies have all grown up now and Magnus has been busy guarding our new tent. We are off to this festival at the weekend and needed a home that we could carry easily over some distance. 

I tried my hand at baking muffins after getting hold of a copy of the Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook in a charity shop. What I had underestimated was the need to use proper muffin cases. Or possibly to use fresh and not frozen fruit, or maybe even lighter fruit.  Whatever I did wrong, the fruit sank to the bottom and stuck onto the baking tray. Thankfully they were so tasty that we overlooked their less than sparkling appearance. Next time I'll be using muffin cases if only to save on the washing up.


soxchik said...

Enjoy your 100% RASP. It looks 100% delicious.

Lyn said...

Oh but they still look very good!
No one is going to nick your tent with that guard cat there!

Jane said...

I had a bad experience with muffins this week too. I bet they still tasted yummy though!

Heather said...

Have a wonderful time! Magnus is adorable by the way.

Clare said...

My grandma always coated her fruit in flour before using in cakes "so they dinna sink Hen." Might be worth a try.

inkberryblue said...

Those currants have the most beautiful colour! Love the shot of Magnus by the tent too ~ he's so languid. The festival looks fab. You do go to the most interesting things!

Anonymous said...

They look as delicious as any lava cake. Maybe spray the cups with an oil spray. I do that and they pop right out .. very civil like. Coating with flour works a treat, as someone suggested.

Hope that you had a wonderful time and sleeping over in your dome tent.