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Plum, almond and oat muffins

plum, oat and almond muffins

And after the brief healthy interlude of my roasted vegetables soup we are back to cakes! But what’s a girl gotta do when the weather turns dark and depressing? Resort to comforts of the sweet variety, naturally.  It works every time. I made these TWICE a couple of weeks ago, following the gift of a lovely bag of plums from my friend Carmelita (I love presents of the edible variety). Both times they turned out deliciously lovely and light, undoubtedly helped by the good quality of the plums which were incredibly sweet and tasted simply divine (I have also made jam with them. Great!). By the way, I think this has been a particularly good year for fruit in the UK, or so I hear. Anyway, back to muffins. I really like them but sometimes they can be a bit disappointing: heavy and stodgy (obviously these don’t get blogged…), but not these babies! The combination of plums, oat and almond works really well. I found the recipe on line but adapted quite a bit. For example there were no ground almonds in the original recipe , while the quantity of porridge oats was higher. I personally think that the ground almonds make the muffins airier. Try them for yourself! Continue reading ‘Plum, almond and oat muffins’

Spiced plums and blackberries compote

spiced plums and blackberries compote

Well…. I’m here to confirm that the blackberry and apple loaf was a success at the book group on Tuesday. All ladies enjoyed it so I won’t get evicted just yet. :-)  Here is a very straightforward stewed fruit recipe containing, as promised, my blackberry friends. It’s ideal to serve with some yoghurt or ice cream. It makes a lovely light dessert and it can be made days in advance and stored in the fridge. It’s really simple. AND healthy, for a change. You can stew some sliced peaches with the plums and add other soft fruits at the end, like blueberries and strawberries. Continue reading ‘Spiced plums and blackberries compote’