This evening we have invited people to come and talk to us and each other about our proposed kitchen extension. Our architect, a kitchen designer, a builder and a garden designer will be giving us and each other the benefit of their experience.

As some might not have eaten, I have prepared some savoury muffins to a recipe loosely based on several I have found upon the Internet:

275g Self Raising Flour

1 tbs Baking Powder

1 tsp sea salt

Sift and mix these together.

Then mix 2 eggs (beaten) with 225ml creme fraiche – 1 pot of soured cream and a little milk – into the dry ingredients.

Add 100g goats’ cheese (cubed) and some chopped up olives and sun blush tomatoes. Mix swiftly and not too thoroughly.

Divide the mixture between 12 mini muffin cases. There might well be enough for ordinary-sized muffins too. Then bake at 200C for 20 minutes until golden and risen. I used my Intensive Bake programme for this, @HouseholdGenius

You probably won’t want to do what I did and forget to add the finely chopped red onion, that I sweated gently in 1 tbs butter and cooled.