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Bexz Walker

Natural living, health, wellbeing and food writer, journalist and blogger.

These festive muffins are great for Yule afternoon as you cozy up in front of the fire.  They are sweet, aromatic, soft and fluffy.  Even better, they are easy to make!  If you don't like cranberries, you can replace these with blueberries or cherries, which ever you prefer.   They taste lovely with a glass of mulled wine or a mixed berry fruit punch.  They also freeze very well, so make a larger batch and freeze some in case you have unexpected guests arrive (or in case you want more yourself ).  I do love a bit of cakey goodness at Yule time!

Ingredients

  • 100g butter (melted)
  • 275ml plain natural yoghurt (works well with lactose free yoghurt and soya yoghurt too)
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 325g self raising flour
  • 2 large eggs (beaten)
  • 100g fresh cranberries (if you don't like cranberries, you can replace these with blueberries or cherries!)
  • 25ml orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon of chopped candied orange peel
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of mixed spice (you can use less or more according to your personal taste)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • thinly sliced orange peel for decoration

Method

  1. Preheat the oven at 180ºC / 355ºF.
  2. Either grease a muffin baking tray or use a standard baking tray and pop on muffin cases.
  3. This is one recipe where the method is literally just 'throw it all together'.  In this recipe you can use the 'all in one method' and it works a treat, great for Yule morning when you are already busy! So, in a large bowl, mix everything together APART from the thinly sliced orange peel for decoration and start to mix thoroughly.  Don't worry if it looks a little curdled, it will be fine.
  4. Mix really well and add to muffin cases or muffin tray to about a 3rd of the way up each muffin case or tray hole.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes.   These can be eaten warm or cold, just add your thinly sliced orange peel on top for some decoration!

Enjoy!

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The Bexz.

Journalist - Writer - Blogger

With articles in publications such as The Daily Mail, Reuters, Fox News, Bella Magazine & more, Bexz is a journalist, blogger & writer on all aspects of natural living including natural health, complimentary therapies & food.

With over 20 years experience writing for the food and natural health industries, Bexz knows her way around a kitchen as well as living the natural life and creating a natural home.  Bexz has worked with some amazing brands such as The Walt Disney Corporation, Marks & Spencer, Asda, Schar, Sainsburys, Lindt UK, Pukka Teas, The Ideal Home Show, Grand Designs Live, Natural & Organic Products Show, The BBC, The Lord Mayor’s Show London and many more. 

Bexz is honoured to receive regular press accreditation for trade & retail shows like the Natural & Organic Products Show, The Ideal Home Show, Grand Designs Live, The Allergy & Free From Show, among others.  Bexz has been a qualified complimentary therapist since 1995 and a web designer by trade.

Bexz is also a gamer and is proud to be part of the UK esports team ‘Bulldog’, she has been playing World of Warcraft since 2004 and runs a guild with over 500 members. She also now plays Overwatch competitively as part of the ‘Bulldog’ team.

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As a food writer and cook, Bexz certainly knows her way around a kitchen. After travelling extensively around the world eating at some of the world's finest restaurants, Bexz also has exacting standards on both food and service. She loves to write reviews on good food products produced here in the UK and also healthy and 'free from' food products. You'll also find some of her own recipes here that have been published in various media publications. She has been voted in the top 40 of UK food writers.

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Bexz lives in the countryside just outside London and runs her busy household like a mini homestead. Because of this she has been writing and publishing articles and natural home recipes for over 25 years. All aspects of natural living and the natural home are covered from ideas, to recipes, to reviews and opinions. Many of her articles have been published and she was also nominated as Netmums blog of the week on several occasions and has also written for the Daily Mail amongst others.

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When Bexz was 19 she suffered a series of strokes and had meningitis which left her in a wheelchair, she was also diagnosed with M.E. and Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Since then she has studied to become a fully qualified complimentary therapist and has great respect for all avenues of natural healing and wellbeing. She writes on various topics from reviews of products to new therapies, as well as general blogging on the subject. She has been published in Top Santé magazine and interviewed on BBC Radio several times.

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