Another year older

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So…… today is Becksie’s birthday and …….. it is her last ever birthday in her 20’s! Oh well! The day started with a bit of a lie-in and then aunty Leah arrived with some birthday cheer and some amazing (the best ones she’s ever made) white chocolate and cranberry muffins!

Aunty Leah gets a craft a*

Aunty Leah gets a craft a*

So then Becksie opened her gifts and the first one from Lizzie was……………………………….. some lovely fabric  that is simply beautiful – she may only be 8 months old but the smallest member of Team Pugh has mighty fine taste in fabric!

bday 5Next came some stripy socks from Ian to Becksie! Now these are usually a Christmas tradition but (much to Becksie’s upset) he forgot this year so Becksie was overjoyed when he redeemed himself as the ‘giver of stripy socks’ this am!

Now it would seem that one or two people who gave Becksie gifts have been reading this little blog as quite a few of Becksie’s gifts were to inspire future posts – these gifts are amazing and Becksie is feeling extremely inspired! In fact she can’t wait to get started on new projects, read the lovely books and share some new ideas with everyone!

bday 4And………. If you want to try your hand at making Aunty Leah’s Cranberry and White Chocolate Muffins here is the recipe:

100 grams Plain Flour

50 grams Demerara sugar

100 grams dried cranberries

100 grams chopped chunks of white chocolate

1 egg

2tsp baking powder

150ml milk

1 tsp cinnamon (the secret ingredient so I’m told)

50 grams melted butter

Preheat the oven to 190c

In a large mixing bowl combined the flour and baking powder and mix up with a fork (you could sift it but this is a much quicker way to do it). Stir in the sugar, cinnamon, cranberries and white chocolate chunks. Make a well in the middle of the flour and add the milk, melted butter and egg and mix it all up (not really well just enough so its combined).

Divide the mixture between 12 muffin cases (for small muffins) or 6 muffins (for big ones) bake for approx 20 mins until well risen (if you are making big ones the you will need to cook for longer)!

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10 thoughts on “Another year older

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOVELY LADY!!! Hope you’ve had a lovely day. Am intrigued by your undisclosed pressies! Definitely be trying the muffins out this weekend. xx

  2. Happy Birthday to you just got in in time…….it is my youngest son’s birthday today…the same age as you ! I made him a lovely big cake for his birthday…. Keep up the good work Love from Jane @ dewsmeadowfarmshop.

    • Thank you – I’ve never met another person born on exactly the same day as me – wow! All the best people were born on this day 😉 is it the Farmers market this coming week?

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