When Granny came back from England, she brought with her the Gruffalo cook book with no idea of how popular it would be. And Saskia is only two now - this book is going to be a favourite for a long time!
Recently we found a way to sneak in some extra greens, and that was with the Frog Muffins - which also happen to be perfect for an onslaught of small people playing trick or treat this evening! I made double the batch which worked really well - and we like ham in this house but you could also substitute the ham for a strip of red pepper if you'd prefer that!
100g raw spinach
150g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
75g grated cheese
30g butter, melted and cooled
8 teaspoons cream cheese
8 black olives, halved
Preheat the oven to 180 deg C, and put eight paper muffin cases in a tray.
lend the spinach in your Magimix until smooth.
Sift the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Add the cheese and salt and stir together.
Break the eggs and miix with the milk, spinach and butter. Whisk up.
Make a well in the dry ingredients and slowly add the milk mixture and mix everything up really well.
Divide the mixture evenly between the eight cases and cook for 15 - 18 minutes.
Cut the ham into tongues whilst the muffins are baking.
When the muffins are completely cool, put two little blobs of cream cheese on as eye balls, add the halved olives as eyes, and then cut a slit for the mouth and add the ham tongue.