Recent scientific research has shown that rainfall is most common between the hours of 4.30 and 5pm. According to Sweets By Vicky, “the rain is always heaviest around 5.30pm, when I’m about to leave the office and go home.” Furthermore, scientists have found compelling evidence which accentuates their claim that rainfall is most likely to happen when one has on their new heels and has forgotten to bring with them an umbrella.
In other news…
My house smells weird. Not in a bad way, but in a there-is-Chinese-food-stewing-on-the-stove and orange-chocolate-sunflower seed-muffins-in-the-oven way. I’m sure we’ve all experienced the clashing of aromas before.
And this leads me to a completely non-weird-smell-related issue: my little sis is going back to the UK. *SIGH* One less person to annoy in the household, I’m devastated to say the least. On the up side…I get more chocolate when she comes home next!
Rainy Day Orange, Chocolate and Sunflower Seed Muffins
3/4 cup + 2 tbsp GF flour blend
2 tbsp buckwheat flour (millet/almond meal works too)
1/2 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 large egg
1/2 cup buttermilk (I strongly suggest replacing half with non-fat yoghurt)
1/4 cup brown sugar
5 tbsp canola oil
1/3 cup chocolate chips (large chunks will sink)
2 tbsp orange zest
2 tbsp sunflower seeds (untoasted)
1) Line 6 muffin cups with paper liners. Preheat oven to 170 degreesC, fanforced
2) In a large bowl, sift the GF flour, baking power, buckwheat flour and baking soda.
3) In another bowl, whisk the egg, buttermilk, orange zest, sugar and oil together until homogeneous. Discard 2 tbsp of the mixture.
4) Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid ingredients. Quickly whisk the ingredients until just incorporated. Divide evenly among paper cups.
5) Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Leave to cool before eating or it will seem ‘sticky’.
6) Muffins aren’t that sweet so a smear of butter or nutella would do it good.