Sweets for my Sweet, Muffins for my Mummy

Yesterday (as it's now after midnight) was my wonderful Mum's 46th Birthday, and naturally I wanted to make her something yummy to eat. She isn't usually a big cake fan, preferring things like Ryvita, celery and cottage cheese, but when I saw this recipe in my most recently purchased book (I've bought three this week and it's only Wednesday!) I knew she'd love it!

Rhubarb Crumble Muffins

I found the recipe for these in an Australian Women's Weekly book which also has a recipe for Rhubarb and Custard Muffins. I went for Rhubarb Crumble, which have a layer of stewed rhubarb in the middle (from Grandad's garden) and are topped with a muesli based crumble topping. They were really yummy, the rhubarb was nice and sharp and was a nice refreshing addition to a very large muffin. 

I think these could also work with stewed apples, maybe with some cinnamon for apple crumble muffins, or even peaches in the summer with a mound of whipped cream on top. 

With summer coming to an end, we are faced with the usual glut of fruit from Grandad's garden, and currently have a freezer full of rhubarb. As it's also one of my Mum's favourites, I decided to make another rhubarb based treat:

Rhubarb Custard Melting Moments

These are rather like a custard over dose, with as much custard powder as flour in the biscuit, and a custard and stewed rhubarb filling. Mum liked them a lot, and they do have a really nice crumbly viennese whirl-like texture. They also look really pretty as the rhubarb turns the custard pink!

A little tower of treats for the very best Mum in the world!
(shown off on a cake stand made by my sister)

In other news, I won the vintage style handkerchiefs so will very soon have tissue holders everywhere, and I've spent a large part of the day making jam for Christmas presents (I know it's only September, but it's no good trying to make strawberry or blackberry jam in November!) 

I hope everyone has had a day as lovely as mine!

Sleep Tight

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