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My two eldest boys challenged me to start a cooking blog with simple recipes that we can cook together - and my youngest one has now joined in. I am hoping they pick up some cooking and photograph skills... or that at least they learn to design and run a blog.


These started with a (very good) Nigella recipe for orange muffins that we use sometimes (though generally children prefer pancakes to muffins in the morning). The orange  muffins are so simple that they require jam, so one of my sons tried the recipe with blueberries and the result is much better.

You need:
- 250 gr self raising flour
- 25 ground almonds
- 75 gr sugar
- one tsp baking soda
- half a tsp bicarb of soda
- zest of one orange
- 75 gr butter ( melted)
- 1 egg
- 100 ml orange juice
- 100 ml milk
- 4-5 blueberries per muffin

Preheat the oven at 200 degrees.
Mix the flour, ground almond, sugar, baking soda, bicarb and orange zest. Separately mix the egg, milk, orange juice and melted butter. Pour the liquid over the dry ingredients and mix (not too much). Fill in the muffin cases (you should have enough for 12). Put the blueberries on the muffins, pushing a bit down so that half of each blueberry is hidden in the mixture. Bake for 20 minutes.