Ingredients

  • 200 g / 8 oz Neill's Self Raising Flour
  • 150 g / 6 oz softened butter
  • 150 g / 6 oz caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 100 g / 4 oz mixed berries (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries or blackberries)
  • 25 g / 1 oz demerara sugar
  • a few drops of vanilla extract

Method

Pre-heat oven to 190°C / Gas Mark 5

  1. Beat together the softened butter, sugar, eggs and flour until soft and creamy (approximately 2-3 minutes).
  2. Add the vanilla, baking powder and mix along with half the fruit.  Toss lightly.
  3. Transfer to lined muffin tins and spoon the mixture two-thirds full.
  4. Top the muffins/cakes with the remainder of the fruit dusted with Demerara sugar.
  5. Bake in the oven at 190°C / Gas Mark 5 for approximately 25 minutes.
  6. Serve hot or cold dusted with icing sugar.