I'm getting a tad pissed off with Nigella. Too many recipes recently have had problems. I think I mentioned that the muffin recipes in How to be a Domestic Goddess invariably make less than they say they will. In addition, the banana muffin recipe makes horrible tasting muffins - tough and tasteless. I tried them this morning and they were nasty. I think it may be the lack of egg. I've been googling for all I'm worth and I have yet to find a non-egg containing muffin recipe, even if it specifies egg whites or egg substitute. I have made these before but I think I must have added an egg without thinking as they were quite edible, if not actually delicious.
So the first batch went in the bin, and after extensive googling I found a recipe that had been rated highly by others, and was incredibly simple, so I decided to go for it. They are delicious. Lovely and crispy on the outside, warm and lightly chewy and banana-y on the inside. H. is very happy.
It's a beautiful day but I need to work. H. is not happy about that but is taking it well. But as usual I'm finding it hard to get going. Once I've posted this I have no more excuses as H. has now settled down to a long afternoon of watching live Moto GP. He rides bikes whenever he can, and loves to dream that he is Valentino Rossi. I think Valentino Rossi is cute, but looks a bit babyish. I'd rather have H.