I try my hardest not to waste things if I can, so our first task was to remove the seeds, these will be used for a mixture of planting, eating and possibly maybe even a little art project, I am yet to decide on that. It was a great thing for Arthur to do working on his fine motor skills and pincer grip, however there we just so many that he soon got bored and I had to help him out a bit.
Once that was done I put the rest of the insides into a food processor to make them nice and smooth to mix into the muffin mixture, the recipe I used was given to me by a friend, it's a basic recipe that can be used to make any flavour muffin, sweet or savoury, her particular favourite are cheese and bacon!
225g self raising flour
2tsp baking powder
75g melted butter
175ml semi skimmed milk
Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C, Mix all ingredients together, careful not to over mix, bake for 20-25 mins.
For the pumpkin muffins I added the puree, no amount i'm afraid, I just did it till it looked nice and balanced between muffin mix and pumpkin, and some mixed spice, again I would love to tell you how much mixed spice but i'm afraid it was a toddlers choice amount, he just kept adding and adding till I took it away! I also added 100g of caster sugar to sweeten the mix up a bit.
|Picking out the seeds|
|Weighing the flour|
|Scooping into cases|