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Some Bloke Called Andrew's Carrot Muffins

Probably noooot really called Andrew, in fact, but this email wasn’t signed so Andrew is the only nominative detail I can glean from our correspondence. For the record, I think that if you want to make your own buttermilk you just mix equal amounts of natural yoghurt and semi-skimmed milk. I think…

Says ‘Andrew’:

“I reckon you could swop carrot for courgette, pepper, onion, etc, though probably fry them a bit first.

Also use any different cheese and herbs, and I’m sure normal milk would work, if you can’t get buttermilk.

1 carrot, grated
15 stalks parsley, chopped
60g cheddar, grated
220g self-raising flour
1 egg
3/4 cup buttermilk (about 150ml, I think?)
1/2 cup vegetable oil

1. Preheat oven to 180c.
2. Mix carrot, parsley, cheese and flour.
3. In another bowl, whisk egg, buttermilk and oil.
4. Add this to dry ingredients and mix.
5. Spoon into muffin cases (makes 12) and bake for 20-25 mins.”

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11 Responses to “Some Bloke Called Andrew's Carrot Muffins”

  1. Jen says:

    You can make your own buttermilk by adding 1 tbsp (15ml) vinegar to 1 cup (236ml) milk – just leave it to sit for 5 minutes and you’ve got something that, whilst it isn’t *really* buttermilk, has all the same properties. And don’t worry, you won’t taste the vinegar.

  2. aitch says:

    cheers jen. white vinegar, i take it? or will any old vinegar do?

  3. Ives says:

    I use plain old white vinegar.

  4. RiRah says:

    Natural yoghurt also works well instead of buttermilk!

  5. Aitch says:

    yeah, Nigella substitutes half yog, half milk for buttermilk in her blueberry muffins.

  6. Polly says:

    Buttermilk is the liquid left after butter is churned. So, if you’re up for it (easiest with a stand mixer or food processor) you can just beat double cream until it turns into butter & then use the left over buttermilk. You get lovely homemade butter too!
    They do sell buttermilk in most supermarkets nowadays though :)

  7. Rachel says:

    Can you freeze these?

  8. Mamie says:

    I use 1tbsp of lemon juice to 1 cup milk when making buttermilk…instead of vinegar. It gives the baked goods a hint of lemon taste. Delicious!

  9. ChristianSmiles says:

    Just did those they r amazing!! Even C who’s obsessed with just bread and cheese lately, had them and loved them!!
    I didn’t use grated carrot, I boiled frozen broccoli carrot cauliflower and peas and mashed them. For buttermilk I used same quantity of full fat Greek thick yogurt and milk (as suggested here)
    They r fab, thank u !!!

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