Most baking mysteries feature recipes, and my Holly Holmes baking mysteries are no different. I tuck one of two at the back of all my paperback books as a treat for readers.
I'm no fancy baker, so the recipes are simple with easy-to-get ingredients. I've tested them all, and they're delicious.
Try the recipe below and let me know how they tasted in the comments.
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes
A one-bowl recipe to give you delicious, moist, moreish muffins. Can be kept in a tin for 4 days or in the freezer for 3 months.
The recipe can be made dairy and egg-free. Substitute milk for a plant/nut alternative, use dairy-free spread, and mix 3 tbsp flaxseed with 1 tbsp water to create a flax 'egg' as a binding agent.
1/4 cup (57g) unsalted butter, melted
1 cup (227g) buttermilk
1 large egg
1/4 cup (57g) canola or vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon caramel extract
1 cup (227g) light brown sugar – use less if you don’t have a sweet tooth
2 cups plus 2 tablespoons (270g) of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Salted caramel, for drizzling (I use store bought Hershey’s or Carnation)
Enjoy with a big mug of coffee or tea and a good book. Maybe even one from the Holly Holmes series. Try Cream Caramel and Murder for 0.99 in e-book or borrow if you have Kindle Unlimited. This nine-book culinary mystery series is set in an enchanting English paradise, and each cozy mystery features our sleuth, Holly Holmes, her cute dog, Meatball, and a cast of quirky villagers.
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