Fuzz has recovered from whatever she was fighting off, but we went to the doctor anyway for a previously scheduled annual “well-check”. Along with being deemed well, she was given a flu shot. It’s not easy convincing a six year old that a shot’s not as bad as the actual flu, and we are both relieved it’s over and can now focus on Halloween and a fun evening of trick-or-treating.
I wish we lived in a world where it wasn’t unsafe or socially unacceptable to give out homemade goodies, but that’s been frowned upon for as long as I can remember……or at least since the Halloween a lady gave me a jelly doughnut and my dad gobbled it up, claiming it was for my safety. But people never give jelly doughnuts anymore and I guess that’s a good thing.
It’s all about candy now, so starting tomorrow, I’m posting recipes requiring various candies. I’ve already found a few. The most interesting one was “Smarty Party Muffins”. I copied it down immediately then realized it was for the chocolate, widely available in the UK version of Smarties and not the typical sugary American kind. For those of you who have access to chocolate Smarties, here’s the recipe. It calls for margarine, but I’m sure butter would work too.
SMARTY PARTY MUFFINS
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 cup Smarties
2 1/2 cups self-rising flour
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.
Thoroughly blend the margarine and sugar; beat in the eggs & milk. Mix in the smarties and then gently fold in the flour. Place in lined muffin cups. Put an extra smartie or two on top of each
muffin before baking, to make them look more colourful. Makes 36.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Note: Use Chocolate Smarties, not the sugary American kind!