Thursday, July 14, 2011

Friday Favs…Meakin Ironstone Transferware, Multigrain Dried Fruit Muffins


When I saw this at the Goodwill…


my heart went pitter-pat.

A Meakin Ironstone Transferware platter!

The cost, only $6.99.  Woot!


I decided to bake something yummy to put on my pretty platter.

Some multigrain muffins with dried fruit in them fit the bill, since I had some dried fruit I wanted to use up.

First I chopped up about 1/2 cup dried strawberries…


and chopped up about 1/2 cup dried apricots…


and chopped up about 1/2 cup of walnuts, adding them to the fruit.


Next I stirred the dry ingredients into the dried fruit,

which helps distribute the fruit evenly through though the muffins.

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1 cup oat bran

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt


Add two eggs and one egg white lightly beaten

1 1/4 cups buttermilk (I used skim milk with plain yogurt whisked in it since I didn’t have buttermilk)

1 tablespoons vegetable oil

1/2 cup brown sugar



I made my own parchment paper wrappers like Tidymom and Sarah from a beach cottage.

Don’t the muffins look pretty on my new platter?


These muffins are delicious!

They aren’t overly sweet, but sweet enough to be good.

The crunchy nuts, whole grains, and chewy dried fruit give them great texture.

And they are healthy!


They look pretty on my transferware dishes too!


You can find the complete muffin recipe here.

They’d be great for Saturday morning breakfast!


Happy Friday Everyone and Have a Blessed Weekend!


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  1. Your muffins look delicious and nutricious. Love your pretty platter.

  2. b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l. plate! such a nice find. :o)

    thank you for the muffin recipe. i *will*
    be making this!

  3. Hi Elizabeth! Thank you for your sweet comment! I am so thrilled to have a blog buddy who has actually seen my booth space in person! Your ironstone platter is gorgeous! And your photos are sooooo an article from Gourmet! I am definitely going to try your muffin recipe! I love the parchment paper wrappers too! I assume they'd work for cupcakes too? What a sweet idea! Have a lovely weekend! It's looking like it's going to be a beautiful day here in the NW!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  4. Yes they DO. Did you dry your own strawberries? LOVE the platter. You find the best STUFF.

  5. Two comments:
    I think this looks delicious.


    I have never seen or heard of dried strawberries! Now, I want some.

  6. Yum. Dried strawberries? I've never seen those either, but they sound wonderful!

  7. Love your beautiful ironstone plate and the muffins look really yummy!! Thanks for your wonderful comments on my blog. In August I'm going to be making your applesauce recipe and then once a week from that point on making one of your awesome recipes I have been printing off. Can't wait to see how they turn out!!

  8. Elizabeth, am I remembering right? Did you write a post about that particular goodwill find – it looks awfully familiar to me. And it all looks so good – the one picture in the middle kind of looks like pebbles in concrete mix – but I know it's not – and I see how it turned out – I want some – can you mail me some? :-) God bless you Elizabeth – and God bless each and every one of yours.

  9. The muffins look so yummy and delicious, and even better on that fabulous platter! What a great deal. Thanks for linking up with VIF, xoxo Debra


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