Dirk & Gwynneth

Her muffin revealed!

In Baking, Muffins on March 7, 2011 at 7:42 pm

These muffins are the absolute secret for enduring a 4 hour hike in the blazing sun; the sole reason for going the extra mile just to get there to be able to sit down and enjoy!

Gwynneth can explain what she put into them:

I have a basic recipe and then I experiment with savory and sweet flavors. Some turn out better than other, especially when Dirk starts to interfere and to make suggestions.

The other thing that I do is to make the batter the night before (we normally try to leave around six in the morning for our hike), so it ends up saving a lot of time.

These are the ratios that I uses:

Bowl 1:

1 cup of oats

1 cup of milk, or buttermilk

Bowl 2:

0,5 cup of oil (canola, flax or grapeseed: it can be anything)

0.5 cup of sugar

1 egg

Bowl 3:

2 cups of flour, I prefer 1,5 white and 0.5 crushed rye

1 teaspoon of salt

1 tablespoon of bakingpowder

Time it so that bowl 1 can soak for at least ten minutes

Combine all three bowls

Add some flavoring at this stage, this weekend I added 1 cup of chopped almonds and three ripe bananas. There has been pancetta, spinach and feta, another good one was grated onion, rosemary and butternut, but the best one was blueberries and Turkish Delight!

The oven should be around 180 and the muffins needs around 20 to 30 minutes depending on the four that you used and the extras that you added.

Happy Trails

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  1. This looks really yummy and healthy!!

    • Thanks, it became our standard for any hike or picnic that we do on a weekend and it can be varied quite a lot. Thanks for looking in on our new blog! Dirk

  2. I love this picture. I am a muffin nut, especially on a hike. We always find food eaten in the wild tastes so much better.

  3. What a great picture. Is that SA? Lovely healthy recipe..and it sounds easy too. Plan to give it a try soon…

    • Thanks, it is a view from Table Mountain in Cape Town, one of our weekend hikes. It is just spectacular every time. We are so lucky to have the mountain on our doorstep. Have a lovely day!

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