Sunday, 14 November 2010

The witch without a broom and a piggy instead! Lemon muffins too.Kats new hats also!

My friend Debie Lyons over at Has just shows her latest amazing new work on facebook and her blog. Please pop over there for a look.
I know the witch and the pig are for sale, not sure where or how, maybe Debie will let us know through her blog. Ill update here once i know the info.

Check out my friends Kat the Hat new hats. Here Kats blog link:
Not sure when they are for sale, but im sure Kat will say when on her blog.

Heres the most yummy lemon curd muffin recipe ever. My son patrick just made some and they are to die for.

Incase you cant access the site heres the the recipe.

Hugh: "These are indulgent and delicious, but also very quick and easy to make. I sometimes replace 100g of the flour with 125g ground almonds, and add a few drops of almond extract to the mix, to create lemony frangipane muffins – these are lovely served warm, with cream, as a pudding. If lemon curd isn’t your thing, try one of the variations below – the chocolate muffins are always popular with kids."
Makes about 12

* 225g plain flour
* 2 tsp baking powder
* A good pinch of sea salt
* 100g caster sugar
* 1 medium egg
* 125g plain yoghurt
* 125ml whole milk
* 75g unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
* 150g lemon curd

Method: How to make lemon curd marble muffins

1. Put 12 large paper cases into a muffin tray. Put the flour, baking powder, salt and caster sugar in a large bowl and whisk lightly to aerate and combine.

2. Mix the egg, yoghurt, milk and melted butter together in a jug. Pour them into the dry ingredients and mix lightly, stopping as soon as everything is combined – it’s essential not to over-mix or you’ll get dense, cakey muffins.

3. Spoon a some mixture into each muffin case and top with a generous ½ teaspoonful of lemon curd. Add a final spoonful of muffin mixture to encase the lemon curd and three-quarters fill the cases.

4. Bake in an oven preheated to 180°C/gas mark 4 for about 30 minutes until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Eat on the day you bake them, ideally while still slightly warm.
Variation: jammy muffins

Replace the lemon curd with your favourite jam, first beating it lightly to soften slightly. Thick, fruity jams work best – a strawberry jam containing whole strawberries is perfect.
Variation: chocolate marble muffins

Replace the lemon curd with 150g chocolate hazelnut spread (warm it gently first, so it’s easier to marble).
Variation: fruity muffins

Replace the lemon curd with 1 large, or 2 small ripe bananas, thoroughly mashed; or 75g blueberries; or 75g stoned and halved cherries; or 75g raisins or other dried fruit, such as chopped dried apricots. Stir the fruit into the mixture lightly and quickly, just before piling into the cases.


  1. Thank you Nikki. She is for sale details on my blog Dolls for Sale page.

    Lorra Luffies

    Debie xxxxx

  2. Another fabulous sculpt by Debie and Kat's hats are brilliant as

  3. Those muffins look so yummy! I am going to make them gluten free with your recipe. Thank you. Love Debie's witch and the pig. Kat's Hats are the best, love the emerald greens.

    Victoria : )

  4. Yummy muffins :-) Will have to have a go at those tee hee! Thank you for mentioning my little hats yes they are all for sale. I am listing them tomorrow on Etsy if any are sold I can always make more if asked tee hee.
    I totally love the witch on the pig how cool is that! Does the pig fly Debie? Such a great creation.

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  6. Just me Nikki testing for a friend... please ignore. Tht was me above too in my husbands account... ignore.

  7. That witch on her pig is fantastic. I just love those hats, too! So cute~ I know they would go well with some of the doll outfits my mom's client (when she worked for home healthcare) would match!

  8. Hi its me Helen finally got it working lol Thanks Nikki :-) Those cakes look yummie x

  9. Hi Helen. Thats great! I've not had time to sort out how to explain how to change the password. will do so later and message you how, then i wont have access anymore.
    Nikki xxx

  10. Ok Thank you Nikki have been having a look around everywhere lol xx

  11. wow that is such a fun witch and pig! love it.

  12. Debies work is just brill and Kats hats....well I can never resist! Must try the muffins but I hate lemon curd, do they actually taste of curd or just lemony as I like lemons if that makes sense just not curd!Think the choccie version would go down well in our house, Kate xxxx


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