almond banana bread

Almond banana bread

Two things us Irish are renowned the world over for – a pint of Guinness and our constant need to talk about the weather. So here goes… Wow… What a summer we’ve had and some of us can be still found clinging on to those last rays of sunshine as we move steadily into October, whilst secretly wondering is it time for the long boots yet? The weather has been so amazing AND so needed after the unsettled stormy start we had to the year. A full two days without rain is what we usually call our Summer in this country and are quite thankful for it too I might add, so to say we have been spoilt rotten this year is an under statement.

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Cherry and almond muffins

Working for a publishing company with a top selling foodie magazine in it’s stable has its perks. Packages arrive in most days with offerings of all kinds, from store cupboard essentials to freshly baked treats.

Today was no different… Stork – their new baking liquid recently launched – sent in the ingredients for these delicious muffins. Not wanting to turn down freebies I volunteered to make them for the team. They ended up so light, fluffy and simple to make, I now use baking liquid in most of my muffin recipes.

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