Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Berry Muffins...Mary Berry...and a berry cute hat!

I am so excited for the new season of The Great British Bake Off on BBC 2 starring the lovely Mary Berry!! The first episode did not disappoint, and in anticipation (and to while away the terrible weather) I baked up a batch of my favourite muffins with Summer berries and coconut. 


The coconut adds an interesting texture...and I am not entirely in lust with it...but the berries were nice for a frozen mix (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, black and red currants) and they rose really well.  

And...over the weekend I knit this cute little berry pink hat for the impending autumn...




16 comments:

  1. sorry the weather is not good xx love the muffins and ADORE the hat - such a lovely photo of you too xxxxxxxxxxx

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  2. hmmmm....berry muffins AND a berry-coloured hat...sound slikeyou're on a specific colour theme!!!! Good job on both, Hoiaberry (and on the self portrait)!!!!

    mummi-ji
    xox

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  3. I often use frozen berries in the winter, they do work well, as your lovely muffins proove! I just love the hat, and soooo wish I could knit!

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  4. Cherry...i hope the weather gets better for your visit!! I adore my hat too!! xxx

    Mummi-ji...berry berry theme! :) xx

    Dom...for pretty much the whole episode I was thinking about you...but I guess now you wouldn't be considered amateur anyway what with taking over the world and everything :)

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  5. Your hat is glorious..I wish I could knit, and even more I wish I could knit lacy patterns like that. My daughter can, though, so maybe i will send her this post and ask her nicely to make me one! And I'm still jealous of your high rise muffins...

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  6. Fab hat!!! Muffins look pretty yummy too - I quite like the coconut idea...perhaps with cocoa powder to make a kind of Bounty muffin??

    Sx

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  7. Great muffins but I am in love with that cute little hat!

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  8. I'm not much of a baker, but i do love muffins. Last year I picked up late on watching the GB Bake Off, this year I thought I'd watch it from the start. My heart went out to the first contestant :(

    Loving your cosy hat - you say impending autumn, I saw some leaves floating from trees this morning - It already feels like autumn here, plus the strees are swaying - ah my favourite season.

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  9. coconut is my fave - I love your little domed cakes; they look like mini St Paul's cathedrals!

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  10. Victoria - I have been having a wonderful time reading your blog (I'm back to Oct 2110) really enjoying myself.

    Love it all .... and really love the hat!!

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  11. I loved the episode too and was also thinking how great it would have been if Dom had been on. I know he would have been better than a few of the contestants there!
    I like your addition of coconut to the muffins - tropical!

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  12. Love your hat Victoria and those muffins look so good. When I make muffins, I freeze them and when I need a special breakfast treat a few seconds in the microwave and I am Happy again.
    Rita

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  13. Very cute hat indeed and I'm looking forward to catching up with episode 2 of GBBO tonight.

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  14. Would love to know how to knit! But I 'only' crochet. Quite hat and def have to try those muffins :)
    Pozdrawiam!
    Anula.

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