Unrecipe for lemon yoghurt muffins – a lesson in guidelines, not rules for creative feasting

We were stuck inside the house most of the weekend as the kids recovered from winter headcolds. So we made up some Lemon Yoghurt muffins to cure hungry tummies and a dose of boredom. I can’t give you the exact recipe, because I sort of make these things up. Most times they work. But sometimes they don’t and I end up with egg on my face. These muffins, thankfully, turned out a treat and disappeared in minutes.

Most of the time I use this banana muffin recipe as a baseline and throw things in until they look to be the right consistency. I know, some of you are probably cringing. But I prefer guidelines to hard set rules, any day!

Kids were peckish so we whipped up some lemon yoghurt and orange rind muffins for #supper #yum

Unrecipe for Lemon Yoghurt Muffins

approx half cup Vaalia lemon yoghurt

quarter cup olive oil

a little finely grated orange find (picked from the in-law’s tree)

a tiny squeeze of orange juice

self raising flour

caster sugar

one free range egg

pinch of salt

dash of milk

mix liquids together with a fork then add dry ingredients and gently fold with a spoon (not for too long)

15 minutes at 180 celsius fan force

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Do you prefer guidelines for creative feasting? Or do think that a recipe is a tried and tested preference for perfection?