Wednesday, May 20, 2009

St. George's Day Muffins

Along with lots of other nations, the English celebrate the day of St. George, who is the patron guardian of England, and in some way the equivalent of St Patrick for the Irish.
However, either the English are not being patriotic enough, or they genuinely don't like partying and celebrating too much, I didn't see almost any signs of celebration on the streets where I live, despite the reportedly organised events - parades and concerts - in the centre of London.
The day celebrated on April 23 in England isn't even a holiday, unlike in other countries.
The only sign that could suggest was the English national flag displayed on a couple of windows.
However, red and white could become a very savoury combination, if used properly, and in addition, we Bulgarians like to celebrate, no matter what.
That said, this is my creation for the English St George's Day - fresh raspberries and double cream muffins.
For the batter I used the base muffin recipe, enriched with dried cranberries soaked in creme de cassis (what a treat!), a dash of flaked almonds and chopped hazelnuts for texture, and topped with whipped double cream and sugar.


Ricardo said...

I loved these muffuins, and as I known you for awhile I linked up. really delicious muffins, well done :) xx

Anonymous said...

They're beautiful! It's not that we dont like to party and thats why we dont celebrate St George's day. More like companies and the government don't like to give bank holidays and the tradition got lost in the midst of modern life! Your muffins are a true hommage to the day! Beautiful!

Alita said...

Thanks Ruth, it's shame they didn't give it as official holiday!
We should have more holidays and occasions to celebrate!

Pam said...

Hi, I loved your blog, great recipes and great photos, great job :)


Anonymous said...

it's so beautiful!I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.


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