What other postgraduate students didn’t tell you is that, u get to spend lots and lots of time on the computer doing formatting just before finalizing the draft. Boohoo. And that the Word software just HAVE to crash like 10 times in the day (not exaggerating) while you are doing that. I don’t swear but if I do, I sure I will use up every swear word it can be used. (Although I confess to banging my head on the table due to frustration after the 9th time the document crashed).
For one weekend in my 3.5 years as a postgraduate, I don’t have to think about THE thesis. The final draft is in the inbox of my supervisor. In pdf format. I’m praying hard that only minor changes are needed..because that will mean that my journey as an university student will finally come to a close.
And every beginning is exciting as well.
This blog started as a venting outlet as a Honours student who was going through a bad break up. Fast forward nearly 4years later, everything changed. The blog became an outlet where I can express creativity in the kitchen. On top of that, I’m finishing uni, met heaps of lovely people, fell in love with a guy who actually still loves me after this thesis journey (but he made me promise that I won’t do another one) and will also begin working in the area that I have always dreamt of being in.
But away from the life story and back to the topic of the day. It was our duty to bring supper for our bible study group… and I took the chance to make muffins! This must be the fastest muffins to whip up. I made this while cooking dinner. Took me less than 10 minutes to gather up ingredients and then into the oven it went.
I didn’t use can apple but cut fresh ones instead. I like the crunch that fresh apple give in muffins. Feel free to use the canned version if it is more convenient or if you are running out of time… but fresh is still better. =)
I love warm fresh muffins. It makes me feel warm and cozy on a cold day.
Apple Cinnamon Walnut Muffins (Makes 12)
2 apples chopped in small pieces* (or 400grams of can pie apple)
2 1/2 cups of self-raising flour
2-3 tsp of ground cinnamon
1/4 cup of soft brown sugar
1 1/3 cup of mlik
1 tsp vanilla extract
150grams of melted butter
1.2 cup of walnuts chopped
*I used 1 gala and 1 fuji apple-couldn’t decide so I used both!
Preheat oven to 180C. Line muffin tray. Shift flour and cinnamon in bowl. Add sugar. Make well in the middle.
Whisk milk, eggs n vanilla in a jug. Pour into the well and fold slowly. Add melted butter.
Continue folding till mixture is combined. Do not overmix, mixture should be lumpy. Spoon into prepare tins. Bake for 20 minutes. Serve warm!
These treats are making its way to Michelle’s Greedy Gourmet: