I’m one of those annoying morning people. My power hours come early – even after a late Saturday night and one too many Cuba Libres, chances are I’ll still be up at 8am making these muffins. The muffins make up for the irritating chirpiness. I think.
They’re called ‘Rose Bakery (style) Muffins’ because they were inspired by muffins that Fiona and I were (begrudgingly) served on our trip to The Rose Bakery Café in Paris. I usually find myself disappointed with breakfast muffins being either overly sweet or dry and mealy; these were near-perfect. Since the café staff definitely did not suffer from early-morning chirpiness, we dared not ask for the recipe.
This is Fiona’s recreation.
What you’ll need:
Dry ingredients: 70g plain flour, 40g wholemeal flour, 20g brown sugar, ⅛ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda, ½ teaspoon baking powder, ¼ teaspoon salt
Wet ingredients: ½ banana (mashed), 30g melted butter, ¼ cup buttermilk, 1 egg, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Fruit: 50g of your chosen fruit e.g blueberries, diced apple or pear, raspberries, strawberries (a mix of two types is good)
Preheat the oven to 190°C and line a muffin tin with muffin cases. Mix together the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix well. Add fruit. Divide the mixture between the muffins cases evenly and bake for 15 –18 minutes.