Whatever happened to Elevenses? When I was a kid we always had elevenses, be it a biscuit or a cake, muffin or a crumpet we had something.
Here's what Wikipedia have to say about Elevenses :
In the United Kingdom, Ireland and some Commonwealth realms, elevenses is a snack that is similar to afternoon tea, but eaten in the morning. It is generally less savoury than brunch, and might consist of some cake or biscuits with a cup of coffee or tea. The name refers to the time of day that it is taken: around 11 am.Winnie the Pooh had Elevenses :
For elevenses, Winnie-the-Pooh preferred honey on bread with condensed milk
and so did Paddington :
Paddington Bear often took elevenses at the antique shop on Portobello Road run by his friend Mr. GruberTo be honest I'm lucky if I get breakfast by 11 o'clock usually, I tend to put it off and have a brunch instead, but the kids are different, they usually have breakfast before 8 o'clock so by 11 they're more than ready for a snack.
As Anchor are campaigning to Bring Back Elevenses Jack and I thought we'd use this as an excuse to make some fruity muffins to enjoy as a mid morning snack. Muffins are great to make with kids as they're very quick to make and require very little mixing, unlike cakes.
50g butter, melted
tsp vanilla extract
2 medium bananas, mashed
100g caster sugar
200g plain flour, sifted
2 tsp baking powder
60g dried cranberries
- Beat the banana, egg, milk, melted butter, sugar and vanilla together
- Add the flour, baking powder, cranberries and cinnamon and stir until combined
- Spoon into muffin cases and bake in a 200 degree (C) oven for 20-25 minutes
- Cool on a wire rack