November end ...


We are in the last week of November; Bonfire Night has come and gone.
The allotment has been tidied up, weeded and a thick layer of manure spread over the raised beds.
(We bought the manure in bags from the local garden centre and transported it home in the car - the smell lingered for days!)
And now my thoughts are turning to the festivities which are just around the corner.
But first, there is just time to enjoy the last week or so of what has been a very wet Autumn.



I managed to collect seed heads, a few sprigs of very late Lavender and some dried leaves from the allotment and garden to make an autumn posy.
Nature is beautiful in every season.



And there has been baking ... with Tiny Girlie on one of her visits.
These are Peanut Butter Muffins with Peanut Butter Frosting.


Mr digandweed loves peanut butter and could happily live on it; I'm in the 'um ...it's ok' camp
and I'm especially not sure about it as an ingredient in cooking, but I have to say I loved these little muffins.
So whether you are a die hard fan of the nutty spread or more ambivalent, do give them a go.

Tiny Girlie and I enjoyed making these, but when you have an excited little helper in the kitchen, it's easy to get distracted and after the cakes were in the oven I realised we had only used half the required amount of baking powder! But surprisingly they still turned out well.
The recipe below gives the right amount of raising agent!







Speak soon

Annie

x




Comments

  1. I know another husband who's very partial to peanut butter & would love these, whereas my feelings about it are the same as yours! The muffins do look yummy though, so I'm open to having my views changed.

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    1. I think you might like them 😊 The recipe was adapted from one in a little book of muffins you gave me one Christmas x

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  2. What a beautiful bouquet. And very delicious looking muffins too, well done tiny helper. There are four peanut butter eaters in this house and one ambivalent, so I am making a note of your recipe. I especially like the sound of the frosting. CJ xx

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    1. I think the peanut butter lovers might like them!

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  3. My husband loves peanut butter!!!!!!!

    Such fun, to have a tiny helper in the kitchen. -smile-

    😊 💛 😊

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  4. Oh yes, your photos are simply lovely!!!!!

    😊 💛 😊

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    1. Thank you 😊 My little helper is very enthusiastic.

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  5. We're big fans of peanut butter here and your little cakes look delish. Our littlest also likes to help with baking but there's always a bit too much licking for my liking. Love that posy!

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    1. :) :) Yes, licking the bowl at the end - there's always a lot of that going on!

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  6. I'm rather partial to peanut butter so have made a note to try these! Thanks you for your recent comment on my blog. I hope to have some paintings for sale soon x

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    1. I hope you enjoy them Gina :) And I will look out for your paintings - I love the abstract ones you have been painting lately.

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