Allan Campion & Michelle Curtis have previously published 'Everyday in the Kitchen' which was a Winner at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards for Best Easy Recipes. I suppose that was what attracted me to them in the first place. I love simple recipes that I can cook everyday. I'm sure there are others out there like me who own a sizeable collection of cookbooks but really, there's only a handful that you'll use to cook out of on a daily basis. When I went through the ones I had, Campion & Curtis automatically jumped out at me as a good fit for this project.
1st recipe out of the book - Raspberry & white chocolate muffins.
True to its word, this batter gave me 10 muffins and cooked nicely with 20 minutes in the oven.
The taste test - the muffin tops were crunchy, the inside moist and the raspberry and white chocolate flavours were well balanced. I had mum agreeing with me - these muffins were neither sweet nor too bland, they were just perfectly right!
The recipe actually suggests a sprinkling of icing sugar to serve - personally I think it can do without but icing sugar does make everything look pretty! Well, maybe if I was giving them away... There's only 10 in this batch which probably won't last very long :P
Excited as I was to start this project (coupled with J having his exam meaning I was at home for the day), I decided to try a second recipe. Can you guess what else I made in the above pic?
I promise there'll be savoury recipes to follow. Just that I do have a personal preference/attraction to sweets and those recipes always seem to come first.