Red Nose Day: Matcha and blueberry muffins!

NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy!

What better excuse to play about with matcha powder in the kitchen than a ‘Great British Bake-Off’ in aid of Comic Relief at your office? I’m not the competitive type but I am the cake-eating type, so of course I had to join in. I’ve actually been ill with mild food poisoning/stomach bug (I’m not sure what, to be honest) which has meant I’ve barely eaten anything since Tuesday. Maybe jumping straight back in to sweets wasn’t the best idea but oh well…

I followed A Thirst for Tea’s blueberry and matcha muffin recipe but, alas, something went wrong. The mix looked brilliantly green, I had the recipe down to a tee and…

Oh, they’re brown?

Given how I baked some matcha cookies a few weeks ago and posted very similar results on the blog, I’m now convinced I’m cursed and should probably get outside my matcha cooking zone. Still, I swear these smelled amazing in the oven and still tasted pretty good!

Well, it’s all for charity, so I guess it’s the taking part that counts. I also decided to buy one of the red noses this year to get in the full spirit, so I obviously went with the geeky glasses-wearing squidgy dinosaur one.

I hope you managed to do something for Red Nose Day today, whether it was at school or work or elsewhere. If you’ve only just remembered what day it is today, make sure you watch BBC tonight! Here’s a link to the TV guide to save you the trouble!

On the subject of fun, don’t forget there’s still time to enter the blog’s cosplay competition in association with MVM Entertainment!

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