Recipe of the Week: Miss Honey's Honey Muffins

We've been in full whisking, beating, rolling and filling mode this week at Harrogate Ladies' College. 

Here at Stir Krazy Kids we like to theme our weeks, and Book Week has been a HUGE hit! Alice in Wonderland, Roald Dahl and Harry Potter characters have been lovingly recreated in pizza, cake, loaf, pasty and tart forms. It's been hard to choose our favourite recipe. 

But for a fun-to-make, full-of-taste recipe with bowl-licking opportunities aplenty - we had to choose Miss Honey's Honey Muffins. Here are our chefs to show you how it's done!

First things first! Whatever we make, we want it to be as delicious as possible; that means working with sparkling clean hands. Give them a wash and then - apron on!

85g honey
70g butter
42g brown sugar
1 egg
100g self-raising flour
1/2tsp orange zest
1/4tsp vanilla

STEP 1: Mix the honey, butter, sugar and vanilla

Get all your ingredients and add the honey, butter, sugar and vanilla together in a bowl. Grab your spoon and give them a good mix together.

Tip: Use room temperature butter so it's nice and easy to mix!

STEP 2: Add an egg and beat into the mixture

Take lots of care when cracking the egg. Give it a sharp 'tap' against the side of the bowl and make sure no bits of shell follow it in! Mix together.

STEP 3: Add flour and orange zest

Once the egg is mixed in (it might look a bit gloopy, but don't worry!) next it's time to add the flour and orange zest and stir in.

Tip: If any pesky lumps appear, swap to a whisk and they should soon disappear.




STEP 4: Pour into muffin cases

Using your spoon, dollop the mixture into individual muffin cases, placed on a baking tray. Fill about 3/4 full; the self-raising flour means the mixture will rise in the oven!

Tip: Use a specific muffin-tin rather than a flat baking tray, so that you avoid spillages!


Pop into a preheated oven at 200c for 15-18 minutes. Remember that your oven will be HOT so a lot of care should always be taken when using it. 

Tip: To check your muffins are definitely ready, insert a skewer or toothpick into the centre. If it comes out clean, you're ready :)

OPTIONAL: Mix together some icing sugar and orange juice for a lovely orange glaze. Or, brush some honey over the top. Or, leave as they are - it's up to you!

And most importantly, ENJOY!

Ruth and the Stir Krazy Kids Team x