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Baking in a lunchtime – jammy muffins

January 10, 2011

Strawberry jam muffins

You know when you have such a busy day that you don’t know how you are going to fit another thing in?  And then you do.  It seems that I’m often at my most productive when under pressure.  Working from home means I can snatch time during my lunch break to do a bit of cooking which relieves the stress rather than adds to it.

I’m on the baking list for our school fund-raising commitee and needed something quick for people to buy at parent’s evening.  I reached for the jar of Nutella but it was missing so the strawberry jam jar came out instead.  Ten minutes to make, 30 to cook and they were still slightly warm when I ran into school to give them to Ashlee who does the hard part – manning the stall.  These jammy muffins smell so good and are like a cream tea in muffin form.  They are from my well thumbed River Cottage everyday by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.  You can see the lemon-curd and Nutella muffins recipe here, just substitute 150g of strawberry jam, well-stirred, for the lemon curd and add it in blobs.  Stir lightly with a spatula to marble into the mixture.  I’m going to try a peanut butter and banana version next.  Eat on the same day but I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you that.

Jammy muffins

Do you have a quick baking favourite?

  1. sandpitdiaries permalink
    January 11, 2011 11:08 am

    Yummy! Great shots

  2. January 11, 2011 11:20 am

    Three cheers for the baby Nikon, hip hip… !

    I adore muffins…and the ones with lemon curd sound so perfect, what could be better than warm muffin dough and lemon curd blobs exploding in your mouth? Trip to ARTE to get lemon curd from LilyBakes for these muffins. On the to-do list!

    • January 11, 2011 11:44 am

      Or make your own lemon curd! Yum.

  3. January 11, 2011 12:26 pm

    Smashing job! I love quick baking. Having fun with your camera then?

    • January 11, 2011 1:35 pm

      It’s more luck than judgement still Claire but I’m over the fear factor! In fact can’t put it down now.

  4. January 11, 2011 12:36 pm

    That looks incredible !! i am gonna try these today !! so excited !! 😀

  5. Nicola Philbin permalink
    January 11, 2011 4:58 pm

    Sally you are such a bad influence. Have just ended up buying two new cookbooks from Amazon…. the one you recommend above and a Nigel Slater…. now just need to cram in lunchtime cooking!

    • January 11, 2011 5:28 pm

      That’s a good influence in my book! Try the tupperware chorizo from Everyday or the homemade digestive biscuits….and enjoy.

  6. January 11, 2011 4:59 pm

    Just found your blog – love your writing style, your pics and your images – what a lucky find.
    Thank you.

    • January 11, 2011 5:27 pm

      Thanks Tara – your gallery looks interesting too. Not too far from where I live.

  7. January 11, 2011 5:13 pm

    Sally, looking at your pics, you are making me seriously think over buying a DSLR camera.

    • January 11, 2011 5:29 pm

      I can’t believe you don’t have one already with the quality of your lovely pics.

      • January 12, 2011 5:15 pm

        Unfortunately the quality is not the one I whould like to obtain, it’s just hard time shooting and it takes us more than an hour time for preparation before shooting – mirrors, light reflectors, etc.
        For me the problem with buying a DSLR camera is that when one has it, one starts to think about lens, lights, etc and the price becomes really twisted.
        What model is your Nikon?

      • January 13, 2011 7:07 am

        I chose the D5000 in the end as I am such a complete beginner. It’s nice and compact and I’m enjoying using it. I did a lot of comparison between Canon and Nikon and there are pros and cons for each – both good makes. No wonder your pictures are so lovely if you spend that long setting up the shot – if you bought a DSLR you may spend the same amount of time though.

  8. January 11, 2011 9:28 pm

    i love the name jammy muffins, sounds so cute:) and the pictures are just as pretty.

  9. January 12, 2011 1:35 am

    These muffins are so pretty! They sound like a like a delicious little taste of summer. 🙂

  10. January 12, 2011 1:47 am

    One for me please with my cuppa right now 🙂 so good!!

  11. January 12, 2011 11:52 pm

    That looks absolutely delicious!

    Well my quick baking favourite (in terms of prepration- oven time is another story entirely) would definitely be my vanilla cupcakes or lemon cake!

    • January 13, 2011 7:25 am

      I’m with you on lemon cake – it’s the first cake my daughter made when she was about 6 years old.

  12. January 13, 2011 11:22 pm

    I am fond of anything jam! Jam cookies are my abs fav.Muffins with jam sound terrific.
    I found you blog and loved it after reading the post of fish.You ll see me often here 🙂

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