The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire)

Easy muffins



300g plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 150g caster sugar 50g butter or margarine 225ml milk 1 medium egg

For the icing: 2 tbsp lemon juice (ready-bought is fine) 175g icing sugar


Heat the oven to 200C, 400F or gas mark 6.

Put 10 muffin cases into the holes in a muffin tin.

Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl.

Add the sugar into the bowl and mix with

the flour.

Cut the butter/margarine into pieces into a pan.

Add four tbsp of milk.

Heat the butter until it melts (get an adult to help with this).

Take the pan off the heat and add the rest of the milk.

Break the egg into a cup and mix it. Pour it and the milk/butter mix into the bowl of dry ingredient­s.

Stir until everything is just mixed, then spoon the mix into the muffin cases. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

Lift on to a wire rack and leave them to cool.

Mix 2 tbsp of lemon juice with the icing sugar.

Spoon the icing over the muffins.

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