01 May 2011

Wedding Fever

I'm not a monarchist. In fact, there was a referendum in Australia some years back, and I voted to make Australia a republic. Luckly, at that time, more than half the population was over 50 (baby boomers), and they like ER and what she does very much, thank you. I say luckily, because if Australia was a republic, we would have lost touch with the British Royal Family, and I wouldn't have been at all excited that there was a royal wedding this weekend.

I probably wouldn't have decided that because I was going to a birthday party on the day of the royal wedding, that I should make my own version of english muffins, just because I felt the occasion needed to be celebrated via baking.

And so, we have English Muffins by Sarah. Complete with St George's cross (albeit baked in wonkily). Full of 'sweet as a princess' wedding white chocolate, and absolutely nothing like a standard English Muffin.

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup canola oil (or any oil with little flavour)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 150g block of white chocolate, chopped into 1/4 inch(ish) cubes
  • 12 strawberries, washed and quartered

  1. Preheat oven to 180ᵒC. Sift dry ingredients, then add egg, oil and milk gradually while stirring or beating on a low speed. Finally stir in white chocolate.
  2. Spoon into muffin tins lined with cup-cake papers, then arrange stawberry quarters lightly on top to make a cross.
  3. Cook for 20 minutes, or until centre springs back when touched. 

Should make 12 small/medium sized muffins. You could make the same recipe with double the quantities and bake is as a cake in a 22cm round for about 40 - 45 minutes. Great on their own, or sweet and delicate enough to use as a dessert with strawberries and cream on the side. 


  1. White chocolate in muffins...AND strawberries....Maryam would love that!

  2. Ouhaaa, so cute! Gonna be baking those lovely treats this weekend.
    Thanks for posting.


  3. Looks absolutely yum !! NEVER made muffins before !! will definitely try this one !!


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