Hartford House

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Award-winning hotel and restaurant situated at Summerhill Stud on the picturesque KwaZulu-Natal Midlands Meander, South Africa.

30 Day Muffin Mix Recipe

 30 Day Muffin Mix Photo: Jackie Cameron

30 Day Muffin Mix
Photo: Jackie Cameron

30 Day Muffin Mix

We should all have a container of 30-day muffins in our fridges. They make a quick and wholesome breakfast solution and guarantee to please all family members. The ratio of candied peel to raisin to bran will make a difference to the flavour and ensures muffin mania! Serve with lots of homemade butter and marmalade.


Yields: about 3.355kg of mixture so making 16 large muffins

4 whole Eggs

250 ml Sunflower Oil

375ml or 340 g  White Sugar

1000 ml Full Cream Milk

10 ml Vanilla Essence

500 ml or 256 g Nutty Wheat Flour

750 ml or 388 g Cake Flour

1000 ml or 192 g Digestive Bran

10 ml Bicarbonate of Soda

500 ml or 246 g Dates, chopped

200 ml or 137 g Raisins

100 ml or 86 g Saltanas

100 g Candied Peel

100 ml or 79 g dried Apricot, chopped


1) Beat the eggs, oil, sugar, milk and vanilla together until all the sugar crystals are dissolved

2) Place all the other ingredients into a large bowl; make a well in the centre

3) Cut in the liquid amount and just bring together. Ensure over incorporating does not occur

4) This freezes very well, defrost and bake in an oven at 180˚C for 20-25 minutes, obviously, this will depend on the size of the muffin

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I look forward to hearing from you.

 jackie cameron

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef
Hartford House
+27 33 263 2713