Tuesday 2 December 2008

Christmas Morning Muffins

Deck the halls with boughs of holly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Tis the season to be jolly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Time seems to have gone by so quickly and it seems only like yesterday that I posted the poll for S.&S.B. Christmas bake. We have had a sensational amount of 67 votes cast in our poll!!!! Both Maria and I watched intensely as the figures altered from one bake to another. Two bakes that seemed to be the most popular veered for first place ~ Christmas muffins and the Stained Glass Window Cookies. But by just one vote and into the lead the victorious bake you have voted for is............Round of applause.........Christmas Morning Muffins.

These muffins are a quick and easy bake for Christmas morning breakfast (or any breakfast come to that); with glorious aromas of spices and flavours emitting through the air as they bake. They are perfect for a light breakfast either served plain or broken open smeared with butter and marmalade. We have given slight changes in this recipe at S. & S. B. for anyone who is unable to source certain produce outside the U.K.

This recipe is sourced and adapted from Nigella Christmas cookbook. A very beautiful book by, The Domestic Goddess’s herself and it definitely is worth purchasing for all the magnificent festive recipes inside.
We are excited about our December bake after viewing the poll votes and we hope you will join us! If you have any questions or queries, please leave a comment and both Maria and I will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.
The recipe can be found here.

If you are a food blogger, we ask that you kindly write a post about your bake and link back to us @ Sweet and Simple Bakes. Let us know that you completed the bake and we'll list all the blogs that accomplished the bake. If you don't have a food blog and care to share how it went, feel free to contact us at sweet2simple[at]googlemail[dot]com

*Please note Posting Date on your Blog*: The date of posting this bake on your blog will be the 2nd of January 2009 for this event. This is due to Bank Holiday New Years Day when festivities are still ongoing here in the U.K. and around the world.

Many thanks for your cooperation and wishing you all here at S. & S. B. from Maria & I ~ A Very Happy Christmas and A Happy New Year 2009.

Rosie & Maria


Unknown said...

The muffins look wonderful.

Maria♥ said...

Rosie I can't wait to bake these muffins, they look delish. My plan is to bake them for Christmas morning ;o)


Sunshinemom said...

Is it alright if I replace the eggs and still do the baking - I mean do I count then?

Arundathi said...

looks lovely - i too plan to bake it christmas morning. hmm...on second thought, not sure i can wait that long! :-)

Unknown said...

am going to do this soon..but am eager to do gingerbread people and stained glass window cookies too..hope it will be there during the next few months..

Rosie said...

Hi Ramya ~ lovely to *see* you here and thank you! The muffins are really delicious and so easy to make and bake. My only wish *giggle* it was my own recipe ;)

Hi Maria ~ they really are such great tasting muffins. I only baked this batch yesterday morning for the photo to be put on the site, and the aroma filled my kitchen of promises to come of a lovely bake. I am sure your family will adore these on Christmas morning :)

Best wishes Rosie x

Rosie said...

Hi Sunshinemom, how lovely to *see* you, welcome to S.&S.B

Of course it is perfectly fine to replace the eggs or any ingredient that may cause ill effect to someone’s diet. Yes you will be definitely counted in our bake and at the round-up with your baked muffins :)

Best wishes Rosie x

Rosie said...

Hi Arundathi, *smile* they really are gorgeous muffins and perfect for breakfast on Christmas morning. However, *giggle* I couldn't wait to bake these either and will be baking another batch Christmas morning ;)

Best wishes Rosie x

Rosie said...

Hi sowmya, oh great news,I'm pleased to hear you'll be baking these muffins soon :)

I'll have a chat with Maria regarding what bakes each of us have planned and see what we both intend posting for the next few months :)

The stainned glass windows and gingerbread people are posted on my own blog if you are looking for a recipe.

Best wishes Rosie x

Sage said...

I kept my fingers crossed for the muffins as they sounded great so count me in.

Rosie said...

Hi Sage, great news you'll be baking with us again with our Christmas muffins :D

Best wishes Rosie x

Beth (jamandcream) said...

I actually made these today - I'd bookmarked the recipe in Nigella Christmas!! Will post on 2nd Jan

Anne said...

Mmm christmas muffins sound wonderful!

I am getting her book for christmas, so looking forward to it! :)

Rosie said...

Hi Beth, wow all baked and ready for posting!! I wish I was as organised this year ;)

Hi Anne, they really are a great Christmassy muffin! You will love Nigella's Christmas Book so many wonderful recipes inside ;)

Best wishes Rosie x

Min said...

These muffins look tasty, please count me in!

Amu... said...

I am Ofcourse in...cant wait to bake them...planning to bake them for the Christmas Party at my workplace...
Wish me Luck..:-)

Christel said...

Hi. Wonderful blog with lots of goodies to be inspired from. I make miniature food, cupcakes too:)

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...


Sorry, forgot to link. My URL is in the comments section!

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

My post is up. Great recipe.

Starningblue said...

Dear Rosie & Maria,

Can't wait to try out the recipe. Will post on my blog on the Christmas Muffins at www.deerylouaromas.blogspot.com


lilmizlynn said...

I have made these muffins and they are scheduled to be posted on Jan 2.

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

I made the muffins, with mixed results...at least they taste great! I will have to tweak the recipe for next time. The post will be up tomorrow morning at 6:OOAM PST (U.S.) @ http://bad-girls-kitchen.blogspot.com/

I can come back and put in a direct link if you'd prefer, after it's posted.

Thanks for a fun and challenging event...I suppose working on my metric conversions would be a good resolution!

Cookie said...

Hi Maria and Rosie,

Happy 2009!

I have made this eggless without any problem! Look forward to other blogger's delicious bake!


natalia said...

Ciao ! Happy new year to you !! I've just posted the muffins !

Rosie said...

Happy New Year to you all!!

I will be working on the round-up today *2nd Jan*! I can't wait to visit and view all your muffins.

Thank you all for making S&SB the group it is today and for all your continued support!!

With Best wishes Rosie x