Thursday, 22 October 2009

Apple Muffins and Petite Fours

By special request , here is the recipe for the apple muffins featured in the last blog.

Apple Muffins
3-4 apples, peeled cored and diced.
12oz self raising flour
7oz sugar
4oz butter, melted
1 egg, beaten
cup of milk 9 fl oz

Heat oven to 180C Mix flour, sugar and apples together in a bowl, stir in melted butter then stir in beaten egg. Then add the milk Don't mix too much. Dollop mixture into about 12-15 muffin cases in a muffin tin. ( using an ice cream scoop, 2 scoops per muffin case keeps the muffins the same size and the cases nice and clean. I did not have a scoop hence the more rustic look). Bake in the middle of the oven until mixture is set and they have turned golden on top. Eat the first day for a fresh baked taste but the second day they are sticky and yummy.

And these are the Petite Fours. New in the Moda bake shop range , they are pre cut fabric squares 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" 160 squares in all. I found them last week on the Moda bake shop website here and then when I was shopping and sewing at The Fat Quarters on Friday, there they were just waiting for me to buy them. Delicious and entirely free of calories.

I got stuck in on the pin wheels and got the quilt top sewn together, with some reduced fabric from Hobbycraft, its all layered up and ready to quilt.

I have decided to quilt by hand quite simply with perle cotton. This has been made much easier with the purchase of a new pair of reading specs, I can see what I'm doing - although I still can't thread a needle without a needle threader. I wanted a soft feel to the quilt rather than the stiffer feel that machine quilting gives.
And finally I didn't have to go far for this weeks scenic shot. The view from my bedroom window is of the lovely Autumn colours of the cherry tree in the front garden.

Happy Quilting. xx

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Friday is my day off so I am looking forward to trying the recipe for apple muffins. We have so many apples lying around the roads and paths of Switzerland that I doubt I will need to buy any for a while. Maybe I could call them "Roadkill apple muffins"!