I was at home this weekend to visit my family and friends, of course, but also (and mostly) because my mum and dad were getting a new kitten. This is incredibly exciting to someone like me who adores cats, future cat lady right here!
We went to pick him up on Saturday morning, and since then he has taken to his new home as if it has always been this way. He is just a crazy, playful, super cute kitten who we are all completely in love with already. Of course I had to come back home to Glasgow eventually and I miss him already! I mean look at that face…
When I was baking these muffins he was following me all around the kitchen trying to get in to every cupboard and drawer I opened, trying to figure out what on earth I was up to and why I wasn’t playing with him. Despite the distraction, I manged to finished baking without any kitten related disasters, and they turned out great.
These scones are light and flavourful. A little bit too summery for the season perhaps, with the fresh blueberries, but I just really fancied baking with blueberries. They have a brilliant flavour after baking, and go really well with the toasted walnuts and spices here. Alone, the scones are not overly sweet, but that was a great excuse for a maple glaze and means you are able to sweeten them up with some homemade jam. (more…)