I felt a bit like one of those over achieving supermums yesterday…..

28 Aug

DSC_0901It is strawberry season here at the moment, unfortunately we don’t grow our own, nor have I had time to go to a farm to pick our own, but they are incredibly cheap at the supermarkets and fruit stores and so delicious! I have bought many punnets lately.DSC_0888

Yesterday morning, while making Mr Minx’s green smoothie (yesterdays was almond milk, strawberry, kiwi and silverbeet) I noticed a recipe for Strawberry ricotta muffins on the inside lid of the strawberry punnet, and of course the logical thought when I have to myself ready for work and the Minimen fed, clothed and ready to leave the house in an hour was “I might whip up a batch of those now”

While the Minimen slept I raced around and got myself presentable then in super human speed I made the muffin batter and put them in the oven. Here’s the recipe courtesy of Coolhaven Farms, Beerwah.

250g strawberries, hulled and chopped roughly

2 1/2 cups of S.R flour

I tsp of ground cinnamon

2/3 cup of castor sugar (I used 1/3 stevia 1/3 castor sugar)

2 eggs

3 tbs of melted butter

1 cup of milk

1 cup of ricotta ( I used low-fat ricotta)

Mix dry (flour, sugar, cinnamon) ingredients in a large bowl and wet (butter, milk, eggs) ingredients in another bowl or jug.

Pour wet into dry and mix until just combined add ricotta and strawberries, spoon into muffin pan I like to use patty papers to make cleaning up easier. The recipe said to put a dollop of ricotta on top and sprinkle with demerara sugar, however I didn’t think the other members of my house would eat anything dolloped with ricotta and I do not have demerara sugar, nor do I really know what it is, so instead I sprinkled some brown sugar, I would have liked to put some oats on top too but once again I need them to be appealing to all members of my house.

Then I popped them in the oven, preheated to 180 degrees Celsius for 20-25 minutes.

While they were cooking I was able to feed the Minimen, who had woken up while I was making the batter, they wanted spaghetti on toast and there was a mini meltdown from Rooster as he didn’t want his brother having the same breakfast as him, crisis averted by sprinkling some cheese on Duckman’s spaghetti.DSC_0894

Then with the promise of fresh muffins, they got dressed without complaint, even happily put shoes on!

Then the muffins were ready!DSC_0898

They were delicious! Rooster, who usually is not fussed on home-made devoured two, and two more when he got home in the afternoon.

The Minimen went to daycare without even a hint of a melt down and I even made it to work on time, if only every morning could be like this!

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5 Responses to “I felt a bit like one of those over achieving supermums yesterday…..”

  1. petals & vintage August 29, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    Thanks for sharing your recipe. Sounds delicious! x

  2. Kerri September 4, 2013 at 2:24 am #

    Spaghetti on toast? That’s a first for me. 🙂 I had to chuckle over reading about brother quarreling over eating the same breakfast… too funny what kids can find to be competitive over.

    • craftyminx1980 September 4, 2013 at 5:03 am #

      Spaghetti on toast is very popular in my house. It is the tinned variety that comes in tomato sauce. Kind of like baked beans.

      • Kerri September 4, 2013 at 5:40 am #

        Sounds good to me. 🙂

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