Not much of an intro today before I get to the recipe, sorry. I’m being lazy I guess or simply not in the mood to write. Not inspired, as some would say, maybe not being myself lately. It’s a kinda conflict of emotions trying to break loose from their usual state of confinement that possibly have left me in this present confused state. My mind is a jumble of thoughts, a kaleidoscope of memories, a maze of questions that seem to be merging into each other with no definite answers..



1 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

100 g butter or margarine

1/2 cup caster sugar

1 egg, room temperature

1 tsp vanilla extract

5 tbs full cream milk

1 tbs freshly grated orange zest

100 g dried cranberries


  • Preheat oven to 210 oC. Line a 12-hole muffin pan with paper cups.
  • Soak cranberries in warm water for about 15 minutes. Drain well.

  • Cut margarine into flour and rub in till mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Add sugar, cranberries and orange zest, followed by the lightly beaten egg.

  • Gradually add milk till the mixture is of a slow dropping consistency.
  • Spoon batter into prepaped muffin pan sa that each cup is 3/4 full.

  • Bake at 210 oC for 20-30 minutes until golden brown.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack. Makes 12 regular muffins.

Got to try harder..