I am definitely getting my daily fruit quota. I like to have at least three pieces of fruit a day (especially bananas, I can't resist them). The fruit of the day today though are mulberries and loquats. They are ripe and sweet and juicy. I had enough to make a batch of mulberry and dark chocolate muffins as well as plenty to eat fresh. I wanted to use white chocolate but I didn't have any.
How is it that this dry spring the mulberries are extra nice and the birds are leaving them alone? Well they are eating my strawberries and taste testing the cherries too. I don't know and I don't spend too much time trying to nut out why either. I really should have those fruit trees netted already but I am sometimes a slacker.
- 2 cups self-raising flour
- 3/4 cups brown sugar
- about 1 cup of whatever goodies I want to mix in eg berries, choc chips, muesli, dried fruit
- 90 grams melted butter
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup milk or yoghurt
Now I'm off to do some sewing for swaps. Better make sure my hands are clean. Mulberries sure do make a mess. I read that rubbing the stains with the unripe fruit will remove the stains. I'm not trying that. That's fruit I won't have.