Nothing like kitsch kitchen utensils to inspire some baking. I have utensil envy of Ruth’s new ‘matryoshka doll’ measuring cups. Each head and bottom section is a different measurement! The muffin recipe is the one from the Edmonds cookbook, with dates and some ground linseed added. Ruth says: “It pretty much always works!”

1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups bran
3 tablespoons ground linseed
1/2 cup chopped dates
1 tablespoon golden syrup
1 tablespoon b...
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