Sunday, 7 March 2010

Culinary Fail – Blueberry muffins

Recently Boy child was given a blueberry muffin at school.  He not only ate it but he liked it!  It’s rare that he attempts new foods let alone eats them and tells me about it.  For him it is an ASD thing.

I bought some from the shops pre-packaged muffin bars, not the some brand but thankfully they went down well, and he was happy with them.  So I thought: Okay I like muffins and blueberries let’s buy some blueberries and make some Gluten free ones so I can eat them as well.  And they might be healthier too. Mr E.doesn't like blueberries so his thoughts didn’t come into it.

I had all the stuff out to make them and Boy Child suddenly suggests that we use the packet butter cake mix in the cupboard and add the blueberries to that.  His theory is that he really likes the cake so adding blueberries should work. I thought about it and decided I wanted to do it from scratch.

Well I made them.  They look like this:

We ended up with 12 small / medium size muffins and 6 mini muffins. No nice regular shapes here but I thought they looked okay.

The verdict?

Boy Child: No offense Mum, I like the blueberries but the rest tastes like hotdog buns.

Girl Child: Yuck.  I don’t like them. The blueberries are burnt.

So it appears that I have a lot of muffins to eat. I did reduce the sugar and oil a little in order to try to make them healthier.  Girl Child has been sick for 10 days and it seems her sense of taste is a little affected.  Maybe when she is better she will like them… I hope.

Next time I will be just adding blueberries to a packet cake mix as Boy Child  wanted.  Wish me luck!  I don’t think my culinary ego can take another battering too soon.


Lucy said...

Bless you. Whichever way you try next, dust the blueberries in flour first, before you add them. Stops them from burning helps them not sink to the bottom of the mixture.

Jen said...

I love your new banner :) (I'm gunna feel like a dil if it's been there for days :p) . Is gluten flour a little harder to cook with? They look nice :) PS" don't forget you can freeze them and then just individually nuke in the microwave for a snack or they'll thaw by recess in the lunchbox ;) (I've got about 30 cupcakes in the freezer right now :p)

E. said...

Jen - I only change things around this morning so it's very new. The remining muffins will be going in the freezer tonight. Good idea that one.

Lucy - Thanks for that. I'm so not domestic at all. It's quite funny really in a very sad way. :)

Anna said...

I think they look great!
Love the new look to your blog!

rinniez said...

well they make not be perfect... but the photo made me hungry =) haha.

PinkPatentMaryJanes said...

Love your story, love the new look - and love that you're back on my blog-love list x


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