Good Reading : April 2018
GOOD READING APRIL 2018 9 recipe is ‘the best around’. Maybe the second best? If you’ve cooked Aunt Edna’s muffins as I did, why not try my recipe for date muffins and see if you agree. They are ‘the best around’. You will need: 21⁄2 cups plain flour 2 tsp baking soda 2 tsp cinnamon 1⁄2 tsp cloves 1⁄2 cup brown sugar 31⁄2 cups unprocessed bran 250 grams dates, (or more if you wish) 1 cup vegetable oil 3 cups buttermilk 2 eggs Preheat your oven to 200 degrees C. In a large bowl mix your flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and brown sugar. Add bran and mix well with a fork. Chop dates into small pieces into the mixture, making sure no bits of seeds sneak in. (I use my kitchen scissors for this) Add vegetable oil, buttermilk and lightly beaten eggs. Mix together with a fork until just mixed and no longer! Too much mixing will make your muffins tough. Spoon mixture into muffin tins and cook on the top shelf of your oven for 15-20 mins. (I test with a metal skewer at 17 minutes and they’re usually cooked.) Leave to cool a little and then remove from pan. They will keep in the fridge up to four days or you can freeze them for a rainy day. I make 18 large muffins with this recipe but if you have small muffin tins you could make many more. Enjoy! Emily Darling, Kellyville NSW YOUR SAY EDITOR & PUBLISHER • Rowena Morcom email@example.com EDITORIAL MANAGER • Angus Dalton firstname.lastname@example.org ONLINE RESOURCES MANAGER Rosie Bisset email@example.com FINANCIAL DIRECTOR • David Morcom ART DIRECTOR • Danielle Cairis WORK/LIFE BALANCE SUPERVISOR Baxter the dog firstname.lastname@example.org PROOFREADER • Russell Thomson, AE ACCOUNTS ENQUIRIES email@example.com SUBSCRIPTIONS firstname.lastname@example.org Good Reading Magazine 1/7 Rosebery Place, Balmain NSW AUSTRALIA 2041 Tel: (61 2) 8090 1051 Fax: (61 2) 9810 2488 goodreadingmagazine.com.au ISSN 1445-2839 Subscription rates Print-only 12 months (11 issues) Australia $109.50 I New Zealand A$124.95 International A$205 Online-only 12 months (11 issues, single user) $70 Print and online 12 months (11 issues, single user) Aust $133 | NZ A$155 | International A$230 PUBLISHED BY Good Reading Magazine Pty Ltd ABN 38 003 750 150 1/7 Rosebery Place, Balmain NSW Australia 2041 goodreadingmagazine.com.au Tel: +61 2 8090 1051 Copyright ©2017 Good Reading Magazine Pty Ltd All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written consent of the publisher. The views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the publishers. Liability howsoever arising as a result of the use of, or reliance upon, any advice, representation, statement, advertisement, opinion or conclusion expressed in Good Reading is expressly disclaimed by the publishers and participants in its preparation. PRINTED BY Envioro Press Good Reading uses Macquarie Dictionary.