After doing my usual jobs this morning I have had a baking morning. These are some of my favorite times, when I'm covered in flour, dough all over my hands, I am in my element!
This morning I have been baking some new finger foods for the twins. I have found that they are wanting to do more and more themselves when it comes to meal times. But I often find myself stuck for ideas. So I have dug out a Finger Foods book that I have from when Joseph was little for a little inspiration.
I have started with some cheese sticks and some of my strawberry and oatmeal mini muffins (my recipe, see below).
My Strawberry and Oatmeal Muffins
110g butter or margarine
110g caster sugar
110g self raising flour
50g strawberries chopped
Heat the oven to 180°c / gas mark 4 / 350°f
1 - Cream the butter or margarine
2 - Mix in the sugar until you have a smooth, light mixture
3 - Add the eggs, one at a time, add a tablespoon of flour if needed to prevent curdling
4 - Sift in the flour, holding the sift high to get air in the flour, mix until you have a smooth, even batter
5 - Mix in the oatmeal
6 - Mix in the strawberries
7 - Put the batter into either mini muffins cases for the kiddies or regular size ones for bigger tummies and bake for 10 - 15 mins until golden.