I love having friends to tea or coffee, not least because it gives me an excuse to bake a cake or some muffins, trying out a new recipe or modifying an old one.
This recipe seems a bit strange because you add water not milk or plain yogurt.
The photo also shows my must-have kitchen tool – Lakeland’s cake tester. The little tool has a 1cm black area at the point that goes bright red when you plunge it into your cake or muffin. I find muffins particularly difficult to judge and without my cake-tester I would have taken them out too soon. In coffee shops muffins often seem to have uncooked centres. Those bakers need to use a cake tester!!