So, it is Wednesday already but still no sign of spring out here. So I am still sitting on my sofa and making plans. Tomorrow we are going to check the hospital where I plan to give birth and take a class about the birth itself. I have my large suitcase dragged from the closet and things all around me that I need to pack. My emergency suitcase. In that case if our baby decides to come to us earlier. I was searching very long for some reasonable and clever list of a “must have” things for a young mum and her baby: 1. to go to the hospital, 2. to go back home, 3. at home. If I would’ve bought all the stuff mentioned in those lists, I would’ve waisted a lots of time, money and free space. I will make a separate post about the things I had and the things I needed after I can compare this. Even if you have enough money or free space to fill it in with stuff, don’t buy unnecessary things.
Another great way to save time and money is to buy online. There are not so many makers and suppliers of baby stuff and basically the only thing which vary is the price. Even for the same article in the different shops. I spent about 1 month generating a list of the things I will need, doing research on online shops, their prices, selecting items I like the most and then the funny part: checking the same stuff in stores. Because there I can touch, smell, read the contents (for some of the articles it was not available online) etc. Almost the last part: order everything about 30 – 50 % cheaper. And the last most pleasant part: opening the boxes :)
I hope that wasn’t really boring to read. Or at least you’ve skipped this part :)
Now, as promised, I’ve made muffins. Recipe is really universal: It suits for all king of sweet muffins, you just need to add your preferred ingredient. In my case it was an orange.
To bake 12 soft as cloud and flavourful as the afternoon in south of Spain muffins you will need:
- 2 eggs
- 100 g butter
- 100 g sugar
- 250 g flour
- about 1 t. s. of baking powder
- 1 orange (apple, pineapple, any berries, jam, chocolate, pear etc.)
Prepare the orange (any other fruit) first: peel it and chop into really small pieces.
Whisk the eggs with sugar till you’ll have a white mousse. Melt the butter. Mix flour and baking powder and put it spoon by spoon in to the eggs. When you’ll see that the dough is to stiff, add the orange / melted butter. And repeat it until you’ll have all the ingredients mixed. That’s it. Put it in the oven for 20-30 min. And enjoy. Really.