Friday, 14 December 2012

☃ scandi spice

there's something a little different about 
Scandinavian cake baking
it's cardamon 
a beautiful scented spice

with a tribal bellydancing Hafla to attend
and cakes to bring
I decided to use a new blend

Christmas Muffins

you will need ....

250g self raising flour
140g light brown sugar
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
a few cardamon pods
a generous spoonful of cinnamon {to your taste}
a pinch of ground cloves
a teaspoon ground ginger
85g butter ~ melted
200ml milk
2 eggs

preheat the oven to 180c/ gas 6
line your muffin tin with cases
 pop the cardamon pods and grind the seeds
with a pestle and mortar
add the other dry spices and mix
 in a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients
 add the milk and eggs to the melted butter and mix
pour the wet ingredients over the dry and combine
but don't over do it or your muffins will be flat
spoon the mixture into the cases 
bake for 15 ~ 20 minutes until firm to touch
eat as they are or adorn with icing and crazy 
festive decorations!

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