Firstly many thanks to everyone that took part in August, and apologies for my tardiness in writing the round up. I am unsure where September has gone, and how dramatically the weather has changed in the last few weeks.
Secondly we finally have a winner for the lovely Clearspring hamper from Breakfast Club #1 where the theme was Asian. Again apologies for the huge delay, lost e-mails, missed calls and several holidays all conspired against the winner, Clearspring and me talking to each other. All being well the prize will be presented on Thursday and a photo and the winning dish will be announced then.
Thirdly, back to the round up. Lots of lovely muffins entries that have given me lots of ideas – I love muffins as they are so quick and easy and they invariably impress when you whip a batch up for breakfast at the weekend.
Firstly Akheela sent some raspberry muffins with whipped cream. I love berry muffins, I would also have them with cream for breakfast, although the cream may make its way into my coffee.
Nayna from Simply Food sent in three of her muffin recipes. Firstly banana muffins with a crunchy topping.
Some Chocolate Chip Muffins.
And some lovely looking strawberry muffins.
I am fairly sure that Nayna is lacto vegetarian (a vegetarian that does not eat eggs), as none of her baking or recipes ever contain eggs and everything on her blog is vegetarian. It is a great reminder that you do not need eggs to be able to bake and that if it is not free range then you can just not use egg at all.
Janet from Taste Space sent in some Maple Pecan Muffins that initially she was unsure about, as they are packed with healthy wheat germ and use brown flour and are crumbly and dry, rather than moist like a tea time muffin. Armed with this knowledge Janet has decided that they are the perfect breakfast muffin. Thanks for sharing them Janet.
Angela, at the wonderously named Velvet Kerfuffle send in the second streusel topped muffin, this time using bilberries. The colour of the batter stained with the berry juice is amazing, and they look delicious and so fruity.
The lovely Johanna, whose blog Green Gourmet Giraffe was one of the first non UK based food blogs I stumbled on, made two varieties of muffin. Firstly Banana Buttermilk Muffins with raspberries and mandarin, which sounds totally delicious.
Then some parsnip muffins with smoked cheese, which also sound excellent. I have baked with parsnip before and have been delighted with the results so will be trying these. Johanna says that they were the whitest muffins she has ever made, they do look fairly bright!
Lastly was Madge, from the Vegetarian Casserole Queen, who made some delicious looking and sounding mocha cappuccino muffins, it is the first time Madge has taken part in a blog event so I am delighted that she chose Breakfast Club! Food blogging and the connections with people from events does get addictive so I hope she will join in with some other events!
Many thanks to all that took part, check out Sarah’s blog for the round up of Breakfast Club #4 – British which should be appearing soon. It is my turn to host again in October and I have two ideas for the theme and need to choose which one to go with.