Christmas Time…Delicious Treats!

Loving Leisure Time

“Had I but a penny in the world,

thou shouldest have it for gingerbread.”

-William Shakespeare

Good enough for Shakespeare…good enough for me! 

These muffins are a treacle-rich delight.


Dark sugar, cinnamon and ginger…yum!


Let’s fill these cases!


Sift in the flour, salt and baking powder.

  • 350g plain flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  •  tsp ground ginger
  • 1¾ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 90g dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 240ml buttermilk
  • 180ml treacle
  • 120ml butter, melted
  • 80g walnuts, chopped


In go the sweet spices.


Coat the walnuts in the spice and flour.


Just smell that treacle!

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/ 375 °F/ gas mark 3
  2. Line a muffin pan with paper cases.
  3. Sift in flour, salt, baking soda, ginger and cinnamon, then add the chopped walnuts.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together brown sugar, egg and buttermilk.
  5. Slowly add wet ingredients into the dry and stir roughly.
  6. Finally stir in…

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