recipe for The
Muffin Man's Cranberry Muffins
from Fiona Bird of Stirrin'Stuff.
is a campaign (based in Scotland but working across
the UK) to encourage children in the practical
skills of preparing food - aiming for enquiring
minds, active skills, discriminating tongues,
family bonding and healthy diets.
Fi Bird is a mother of six and a past Masterchef
finalist who has always had a passion for cooking.
She is self taught with an approach to food based
on knowledge of tight budgets and limited time.
When, time permits she will complete an MSc in
food policy. A member of the Guild of Food Writers,
Fi has written extensively - articles, recipes
and as a campaigner both for healthier diets and
for cookery teaching at Primary schools. Fi and
Dr Stephen Bird are the founders of Stirrin'Stuff
which works in partnerships, to educate children
about food. Stirrin'Stuff is committed to sustainable
development and ethical best practice. Fi develops
recipes for Tern television and writes for Country
Kitchen Magazine, Green Parent, Organiclife and
an occasional parenting column in the Scotsman.
Fi and her daughter, Lili Bird have a fortnightly
mother and daughter food column, in the Aberdeen
Press and Journal.
Dr Bird has recently completed a course in human
nutrition and Fi, a children's cookery book, to
be published by Barefoot Books in September 2008.
1 cup milk
2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup castor sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 - 1 1/2 cup cranberries
1 tsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
to make Cranberry
margarine. Add milk and beaten egg.
flour, baking powder and salt. Add sugar.
liquid mixture and fruit to dry indredients.
until flour is damp and mixture is lumpy not
into 12 muffin cases in a tray.
with mixture of sugar and cinnamon.
at 220ºC or top of hot aga oven for 15
all of them while still warm if possible
and share with whoever you wish to.
Fiona Bird December 2001