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In England a muffin was traditionally a small round bun with a small round appearance, they are savoury not sweet. For many years breakfast muffins were eaten in Britain for breakfast, they were on the menu of a leading fast food restaurant. Increasingly this British style muffin is called an English or breakfast muffin to distinguish it from the sweet muffin.
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Muffin preparation time: about 10 Minutes
Muffin baking time: 20 Minutes
A fun and simple muffin recipe, children will love to help make muffins and it's a good way to teach them the basics of cooking. If you don't have a muffin tray, throw away paper cake cases will work just as well. Once you become familiar with the recipe try experimenting with blueberries, chocolate or an alternative filling of your choice.
Ingredients: Serves 4-8
380g self-raising flour
100g butter (cut into small cubes)
200g caster sugar
1 beaten egg
large pinch of cinnamon
Muffin cooking Instructions:
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