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I learnt how to bake blueberry muffins last summer!


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Hmm, I think it was around the start of summer season last year that I was introduced to blueberry muffins! They were yummy! Here’s a recipe that I’d like to share with you:

Hope you like them as much as I did! I highly recommend it to everyone!




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Well, what can I say!? What do you think of when you see a blueberry muffin? Straight out of the oven? Mmmm, that freshly-baked smell, with blueberries melting in your mouth as you take that first bight! Don’t get em wrong, last summer was not the first time I’ve ever tasted blueberry muffins, but it was the first time I ever baked them! Yes, some of my followers, who know me well, will be gasping as they read these lines because they know I can’t cook to save my life let alone bake blueberry muffins! And let me add at this point that keeping the blueberries in-tact whilst baking the muffins at 280 degrees Celsius is almost impossible – yeah, Mission: Impossible!

Anyway, I had to get over my fear of the hot oven – I bought myself really good pair of oven mittens by the way – and off I went! At the time I was listening to the top songs of summer and one of those songs was playing whilst I was battling the flour in the kitchen. and it somehow got stuck in my head! But, every time I bake bluberry muffins, that’s the song I play in my head!

What is your ‘blueberry muffins’ song?

Here’s the link to the song that I listen to whilst baking blueberry muffins!


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