Sleepy people in our house today. We've had a busy week and J, my stepson, was feeling a bit under the weather so we all stayed home to chill out.
I spent a bit of time pottering in the kitchen and made doughnut muffins from my new book - Tea with Bea. I have never been to Bea's of Bloomsbury but heard loads of good things about it. The book has quite a few unusual recipes in and the photography is dreamy. I'm totally planning a trip to the cafe next time we're in the area.
The muffins are easy to make - fun too. You basically stir all of the ingredients together until just combined and then bake in a muffin tray for about 25 minutes. As soon as they've finished in the oven you quickly coat them with a little melted butter, roll around in a dish of caster sugar and pipe raspberry jam into the centre. The book says to serve immediately - you'd think they would be delicious warm - but we prefer them cooled. Delish!
As I write this, the three of us are sprawled over the sofas in the living room. We've dragged the pretty eiderdown downstairs, the dog is sleeping in front of the fire and we've watched about 10 episodes of 'The Middle' (daft American sit-com) on our new BT vision box. We are well and truly chilled.