Very Berry Muffins

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400g plain flour
175g caster sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
Finely grated zest of 1 orange (optional)
½ tsp salt
284ml buttermilk
2 eggs, beaten
85g butter, melted
250g mixed berries

Takes 30 minutes | Makes 12

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/ Gas 6/ fan oven 180°C. Line one muffin tin with muffin cases and set aside.
2. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, zest and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together the buttermilk, eggs and butter.
3. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the buttermilk mixture. Stir until the ingredients are just combined and the mixture is quite stiff, but be careful not to over mix.
4. Lightly fold in the mixed berries (I used frozen), then spoon the mixture into the muffin cases filling generously.
5. Bake for 15-18 minutes until pale golden on top.
6. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

This recipe was taken from the BBC GoodFood 101 Cakes and Bakes – Blackberry Muffins Recipe.

I really enjoyed baking these muffins last Saturday and I’m very pleased with how they turned out – moist, fruity and not too sweet. I probably shouldn’t be eating them for breakfast but they do have fruit in so that must count as sort-of healthy, right? What have you been baking recently?

On a side note, is anyone else looking forward to the Great British Bake Off this evening as much as I am? I have been looking forward to it all week!

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