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Saturday, 22 January 2011

#baked relief

I tried to post this last weekend, but that was when I discovered my email etc had been hijacked, so lets try again!

With all the flooding that occured across Queensland, the community has really banded together to help each other to get through this difficult time. One way that people have been helping is through #baked relief.  What started as an idea by Digella (blog here) has seemingly steamrolled into a massive baking and cooking movement across the state. Baked Relief now has its own website here

I baked these muffins to be taken out to Goodna. I wanted to share the recipe, because it was easy, it made a decent amount, and is easy to alter according to the ingredients you have in your cupboard. Which was super important last week, since there weren't many options in the supermarket, so I had to go with what I had on hand.

This recipe was adapted from Super Food Ideas August 2007 edition.

Basic Muffin Mix

2 1/2 cups self raising flour (or plain flour with 5 teaspoons of baking powder)
1 1/4 cups milk
1 egg
1/2 cup vegetable oil (or 90g butter melted)
1/2 cup caster sugar (omit if making savoury muffins)

optional - 1 cup museli
1 cup rolled oats, 1/2 cup mixed dried fruit and 1 teaspoon cinnamon

preheat oven to 180 c.  Mix together dry ingredients to combine. Combine milk, egg, butter or oil in jug.  Pour into dry ingredients and mix till just combined.  Spoon mix into muffin tins lined with patty papers.  I managed to make 30 regular sized muffins (not giant ones) from this mix. 

I made 2 batches - a muesli batch and a fruit and oat version. Then I ran out of flour. 

Other options - Add chopped apple and a teaspoon of cinnamon (I couldnt find any apples!)
                        omit sugar and add some cheese and bacon
                        add choc chips
                        omit sugar and add 1/4 cup maple syrup, and 1 cup of rolled oats
                       add some walnuts
the possibilities are endless!!!!

bake in oven for about 15 minutes (cooking time will vary depending on the size of your muffins and what you have added - just keep an eye on them!!)

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