These are the gorgeous little devils I made for my mummy on Mothers Day. And oh what a Mothers day it was. I set out to making her day extra special so I put my baking cap on and set out to producing a little breakfast high tea filled with indulgent little goodies. In doing so I had to get up real early on Sunday morning to start this ambitious undertaking. For those who know me you'd worked out by now that things didn't exactly go according to plan. For instance the original recipe I found here makes twelve muffins so I had every intention of halving the ingredients to half the amount of muffins produced. And I did just that. Right down to tirelessly working out what 2 1/2 cups of flour worked out to be, and by that I mean in a complicated, mathematic sense. Yes, I stood there for a good 10 minutes trying to work that sum out even though in hindsight now I should have just used 1 1/4 cups instead. And that figure may or may not be correct but screw it, maths was never and I mean never my strength and I am not ashamed to admit that. So anyway I got to the last stages of this recipe and as I began mixing ingredients together in my bowl I realised I forgot to halve the butter and sugar.

Yeah, you read right. I incorporated the entire amount. The full 150g of it.

God I can be such a klutz sometimes! And in my haste, horror and irrationality I reached for the flour and milk and started pouring and loading it haphazardly into my bowl. The mixture was a little on the dry side but it still appeared to be ok for consumption so I went ahead anyway. And no the fact that I had less than 15 minutes before my mother was set to arrive had nothing to do with my rash decision. I also had some left over pie apple from some turnovers I also made (see, I was a total machine!) so I decided to add them to the tops along with the blueberries. I'm glad I did because they added a nice texture and flavour to the otherwise dry cake mix.

And when I pulled them out of the oven they looked ok, even smelled appetising so I crossed my fingers and prayed to the Kitchen Gods that these berry-licious muffins would taste as good as they looked and smelt. And since this was Mothers Day after all, being barely edible just wasn't going to cut it this morning.

Thankfully they turned out great, a little on the dry side but they are muffins aren't they. My mum loved them. I ended up adding some custard creme I had left over from baking a Boston cream pie which made it much more appetising for me since I have never been a fan of the dry stuff. Oh and in case your wondering you won't be seeing that pie on here anytime soon. That cake was a colossal f*** up on my part. I won't divulge much but I'll let slip that the sponge itself wasn't baked right through so the centre remained rock hard and was somewhat, mortifyingly lumpy. Nobody wants to bite into that. Trust me. See kids, bad stuff happens to me all the time in the kitchen. It's not as blissful as you may think, despite the cute little picture my photographs paint. Maybe I should have my own cooking show? Running around like a headless chicken and getting freaked out when egg whites touch the pads of my fingertips would make for some interesting viewing no?

And yes, I do freak out when gooey stuff touches my fingers.

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 INGREDIENTS: 
2 1/2 cups self raising flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
150g butter, melted
1/3 cup milk
2 eggs, whisked
1 cup berries, frozen
1 cup canned pie apples

 CRUMBLE MIXTURE: 
3/4 cup plain flour
90g butter, chilled and cubed
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flaked almonds

Preheat oven to 180°C / 350°F and grease a twelve hole muffin pan.
Start by making the crumble topping. Add the flour and butter to a bowl and use your fingertips to rub the two together until they come together as coarse bread crumbs.
Stir in the sugar and almonds and set aside.
In another bowl add the sugar, flour, butter, milk and egg and stir until well combined.
Spoon mixture into muffin pan.
Add the blueberry and apple pieces the tops of muffins then sprinkle over the crumble mixture.
Bake for 20-15 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean then leave in pans for 15 minutes to cool before serving with custard.

Et voila.
These are the gorgeous little devils I made for my mummy on Mothers Day. And oh what a Mothers day it was. I set out to making her day extra special so I put my baking cap on and set out to producing a little breakfast high tea filled with indulgent little goodies. In doing so I had to get up real early on Sunday morning to start this ambitious undertaking. For those who know me you'd worked out by now that things didn't exactly go according to plan. For instance the original recipe I found here makes twelve muffins so I had every intention of halving the ingredients to half the amount of muffins produced. And I did just that. Right down to tirelessly working out what 2 1/2 cups of flour worked out to be, and by that I mean in a complicated, mathematic sense. Yes, I stood there for a good 10 minutes trying to work that sum out even though in hindsight now I should have just used 1 1/4 cups instead. And that figure may or may not be correct but screw it, maths was never and I mean never my strength and I am not ashamed to admit that. So anyway I got to the last stages of this recipe and as I began mixing ingredients together in my bowl I realised I forgot to halve the butter and sugar.

Yeah, you read right. I incorporated the entire amount. The full 150g of it.

God I can be such a klutz sometimes! And in my haste, horror and irrationality I reached for the flour and milk and started pouring and loading it haphazardly into my bowl. The mixture was a little on the dry side but it still appeared to be ok for consumption so I went ahead anyway. And no the fact that I had less than 15 minutes before my mother was set to arrive had nothing to do with my rash decision. I also had some left over pie apple from some turnovers I also made (see, I was a total machine!) so I decided to add them to the tops along with the blueberries. I'm glad I did because they added a nice texture and flavour to the otherwise dry cake mix.

And when I pulled them out of the oven they looked ok, even smelled appetising so I crossed my fingers and prayed to the Kitchen Gods that these berry-licious muffins would taste as good as they looked and smelt. And since this was Mothers Day after all, being barely edible just wasn't going to cut it this morning.

Thankfully they turned out great, a little on the dry side but they are muffins aren't they. My mum loved them. I ended up adding some custard creme I had left over from baking a Boston cream pie which made it much more appetising for me since I have never been a fan of the dry stuff. Oh and in case your wondering you won't be seeing that pie on here anytime soon. That cake was a colossal f*** up on my part. I won't divulge much but I'll let slip that the sponge itself wasn't baked right through so the centre remained rock hard and was somewhat, mortifyingly lumpy. Nobody wants to bite into that. Trust me. See kids, bad stuff happens to me all the time in the kitchen. It's not as blissful as you may think, despite the cute little picture my photographs paint. Maybe I should have my own cooking show? Running around like a headless chicken and getting freaked out when egg whites touch the pads of my fingertips would make for some interesting viewing no?

And yes, I do freak out when gooey stuff touches my fingers.

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 INGREDIENTS: 
2 1/2 cups self raising flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
150g butter, melted
1/3 cup milk
2 eggs, whisked
1 cup berries, frozen
1 cup canned pie apples

 CRUMBLE MIXTURE: 
3/4 cup plain flour
90g butter, chilled and cubed
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flaked almonds

Preheat oven to 180°C / 350°F and grease a twelve hole muffin pan.
Start by making the crumble topping. Add the flour and butter to a bowl and use your fingertips to rub the two together until they come together as coarse bread crumbs.
Stir in the sugar and almonds and set aside.
In another bowl add the sugar, flour, butter, milk and egg and stir until well combined.
Spoon mixture into muffin pan.
Add the blueberry and apple pieces the tops of muffins then sprinkle over the crumble mixture.
Bake for 20-15 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean then leave in pans for 15 minutes to cool before serving with custard.

Et voila.

71 comments

  1. Now I'm hungry I wish I could have one it looks delicious and easy thanks for sharing.
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  2. Omg that looks sooooo yummy!! You made me so hungry :)

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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  3. Yummzi, I need this right now. Maybe I shall bake some myself, so thanks for this recipe. Oh, and I was NEVER good at math either, *high five, sista!*

    xx
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  4. UGH! I wanna LOOOOSE WEIGHT FOR SUMMER!!! THIS LOOKS TOO GOOD!

    xx.M
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  5. Super yum hum yum in my eyes....Very sweet of you to have taught of your mum. She's gonna lurv u.

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  6. it seems delicious!
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    kiss

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  7. omggg it loooooks amazingly good!!

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  8. OMG it's look like a dream, I'm getting
    Ready to go to the Gym, and now I feel
    Like I need to stop at the Store and get me some
    Blueberry Muffing, so delicious.
    Great post darling.
    xoxo
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  9. This looks so yummy!!! You are so sweet for making this for your mom :) I'm sure they tasted as good as they look (thanks of course to the kitchen gods lol) Great post! I will make this recipe :)
    XOXO

    Milu
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  10. Oh wow its so yummy :) I am very hungry now :)
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  11. looking sooooo delicious <3
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  12. OMG I need those in my life immediately. YUM!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  13. Omh they look so, so delicious! I think any mother would be really happy with receiving a gift like that!
    Gosh, I am so hungry right now! :D

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  14. YUM!! I normally just make blueberry muffins... will have to try these now too!
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  15. Hahaha I love your writing style! So cheeky and cute. Can't wait to try these muffins... Just pinned them on Pinterest! They look so delicious. Thanks for sharing :)

    xo, Bekka
    Palm and Peachtree, A Fashion and Lifestyle Blog
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    1. Aww you're so sweet, thanks doll! xx

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  16. Haha bad things do happen in the kitchen :D These look super delicious ayway!

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  17. Oh these muffins look so good! Very nicely presented and photographed!

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  18. HA! That's a lot of sugar and butter for a small batch! I would've left it... but then again, I burn toast so I'm obviously not a chef like you!

    They look amazing, by the way!

    xxxo from San Francisco,

    -Kim
    www.KimKardashnguyen.com

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  19. I'm glad your mum enjoyed the muffins, even if you did have a little mix-up with the recipe! :) They certainly look the part :)

    Away From Blue

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    1. That they do. But she said they tasted the part so... xx

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  20. looks delicious! :)
    xx

    http://losaway.blogspot.com

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  21. These look perfect for an icy day out with a hot cup of coffee, yum!! Happy Weekend hun!

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    1. Now that you mention it Sam, they would be perfect for a rainy day treat! xx

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  22. Dear Sonia, muffins are always a good idea! Thank you for sharing this scrumptious recipe!
    Baci,
    Coco
    Coco et La vie en rose / Bloglovin / Facebook

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    1. I love your way of thinking Coco! xx

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  23. Umm, seems good!! I would like to eat one right now!
    xoxo
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  24. Oh, these look sooo good :D Wanna have one, or two, or three... of them right now :D
    xx

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  25. Wonderful post. Looks yummy
    .Have a great weekend XOXO
    My new post- http://www.yulookgorgeous.com/2014/05/summer-blue.html
    much love and keep n touch! :)))
    Thanks
    Richa
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  26. Sounds delicious!
    Xx,
    Julie | http://www.juliechagas.com/

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  27. Drooling on my keyboard...

    xo,
    miranda

    thechicstreet.com

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  28. Those muffins look absolutely delicious!!y favourite flavour of mine is blueberry!

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  29. Aww, it looks so delicious! Thank you for the great recipe dear! ^__^
    I'm really interested in baking! I fell in love with your posts! Following you now on GFC. I hope you will do the same and also enjoy my blog! <3
    Have a beautiful Sunday!

    ❤ ✿ NEW POST ✿ ❤
    Rinako

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    1. Awww thanks Rinako! Will check your blog out now darling xx

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  30. I am drooling here, they look so yummy!

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  31. Wow.... delicious muffìns, great job Sonia!!!!!
    Happy sunday!!!

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  32. Morning Sonia! Oh lol, you made me so smile! But at the end they turned out very great and super delicious! Im sure your mom have appreciated them a lot!:) And Id love to grab one right now! Happy Sunday dear, kisses! xo

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    1. I wish I could send one to you Lilli! xx

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  33. Wow!!!! I'm hungry!!!! Thank you for your comment! Kisses,
    Eni

    http://eniwherefashion.blogspot.it/
    https://www.facebook.com/eniwherefashion

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  34. Ooh.. you muffins look so amazing! They look like they came from a recipe book! Your mum must had love them.

    Thanx for your comment on my blog a while back. I really love seeing newcomers here and I hope we maintain a meaningful 2-way exchange.

    xoxo
    Jo
    Jo's Jumbled Jardinière


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    1. Aww thank you, that is so sweet. Yes let's keep in touch! xx

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  35. Yum how much I want one of those right now!!

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  36. Oh that look delicious!
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  37. looks delish! :)

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net/

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  38. Oh my goodness well I'm glad it worked out at the end! And the added apple makes it seem even more delicious. You are such an awesome impromptu-recipe-making cook!

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  39. OMG!! Great recipe :)
    Kisses
    http://www.summerwine.es/

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  40. Lovely post...I'm waiting for you for my new post
    http://www.justfashionable.com/2014/05/partecipa-al-contest-di-maggio-excape.html#gpluscomments

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  41. So delicious!!!!
    Have an amazing day
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage Diary

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  42. Yummy recipi! will try it for sure :D
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  43. Yum!! These look divine! I love apple and blueberry muffins, so to bring them together is genius! Mmmm!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  44. I love your post,kisses.
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  45. They look delicious! Fortunately they are only on these pictures because if they had been in front of me I would have eaten them all (and I'm on a diet)!!
    Kisses
    Oriana

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    1. Hehehe love your honesty Oriana! xx

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  47. they look so perfect with a cup of tea!!!

    ciao :)
    Chiara
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  48. mmmm my goshhh... i want to try this!!

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  49. Imagine how 'buttery' they'd be if you didn't add flour and milk afterwards. Maybe you should try and bake them with all that butter once, I'm pretty damn sure they'd be frigging awesome.:D But I'm sure no-one but you thought that they were dry. And no wonder your mom thought they were perfect, that's such a lovely gesture baking something for her for Mother's Day - I wouldn't dare to complain if I was your mom. If I was your mom... Imagine that.:D

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    1. Hahaha you'd be the most coolest mum ever Peet! We'd be besties and stuff, coming out with me and my friends on a Friday night. Getting shit face wasted on a Saturday and all lol! xx

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  50. I definitely want to try these one. I love muffins and I love blueberries. I hope it's not too difficult because this could be the "cake" of my dreams.
    xxx
    mari
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  51. They look so delicious! Need to try all of your yummie recipes soon :)

    By the way: I've just nominated you&your blog for the Liebster Award! Check out my blog for details!
    Rathana xo ✪FabFashionaire.com

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  52. ooo these look super yummy! will have to bookmark this and give it a try

    x

    ♥ Ellen
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