Friday, September 07, 2007

Wabbit Hair.

The Cherub came into our bedroom this morning to tell me that Fixit has wabbit hair.

I had to ask him what he meant. He traced Fixit's hairline for me. See? The ears? Rabbit hair.

Before they ring the bell at Climber's school each morning, they play music to alert the kids to stop playing and line up outside their classroom door. This morning I suddenly realised they were blasting out Luciano Pavarotti singing Nessun Dorma (None Shall Sleep). It made me cry.

I modified a favourite muffin recipe with great success to create ...

Walnut & Cinnamon Muffins.

2 1/2 cups (375g) Self-Raising Flour
3/4 cup (165g) Caster Sugar
1 tspn Cinnamon
1 Egg, beaten lightly
1/3 cup (80ml) Apple Puree (if no apple, just double the vegetable oil so that you have 2/3 cup of it)
1/3 cup (80ml) Vegetable Oil
3/4 cup (180ml) Buttermilk
1 (generous) tablespoon Golden Syrup
180g Chopped Walnuts

1. Preheat oven to moderately hot (200 - 210 deg. C. or 400 deg. F.) Grease a 12 hole muffin pan. (Actually my batch made 15 muffins all up)

2. Sift flour, sugar and cinnamon into large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. (Don't overdo it, muffins don't work if you stir too much)

3. Divide mixture into muffin holes. Bake for 20 minutes. Stand 5 minutes, turn onto wire rack to cool.

Bloody yum.


  1. We used to live over the road from a school that played music in the morning like your school. It was such a great idea. Better than the ear-piercing bell my kids get at their current school.

    The Pavarotti was an inspired, yet sad, choice.

    Muffins look great!

  2. Yes. I looked very morosely into my breakfast coffee for awhile.

    I hate it when Great Talent departs.

  3. I heard The Pav on tv today and teared up too. Good hair, Fixit, you wascally wabbit you.

  4. My Pete would gladly have rabbit hair! I love it!

    Sussanah's son, a couple of years ago, said "You know Pete I thought you were bold, but when I look you just have tiny little hairs." Made my Pete feel SOOOO much better. (bold not bald)

  5. Those muffins look scrumptious. Nessun Dorma always makes me tear up...hearing it sung by Pavarotti today would have had me bawling.

    And what a nice idea to play music instead of a bell.

  6. wonderful muffins! I'll copy the recepy

  7. Yum to the muffins!

    And ditto what everyone else said about Pavarotti. Hearing him sing Nessun Dorma reminds me of how it is supposed to sound. All others are inferior copies.

  8. Tracey, I have a new line for Pete: It's not a bald spot, it's a solar panel for a sex machine!

    Stomper, I want to come eat at YOUR house! Love the rabbit hair comment.... amazing the things kids put together.

    I listened to a little Pavarotti this morning... what a lovely, lovely voice.

  9. Does Fixit know you did that?! The muffins look scrumptious. will have to try them....

  10. Those Muffins do look Bloody Yum!! Actually we call Muffins "Muffies" in this house - due to the mispronunciation by my Mother-in-law!!

    I too played Luciano very loud in my house!!!

  11. Rabbit hair indeed. As someone married to a bald man that looks positively luxuriant to me.
    I was not expecting to be sad about Mr Pavarotti but was.
    Muffins look amazing and I bet smelt extraordinary.

  12. We have those wall posters too!

    And anything with Golden Syrup in them just HAVE to be good!

    Have you tried Golden Syrup dumplings?

  13. Hmm yum indeed!
    I tear up a little every time I think of Pavarotti. I keep wanting to hear his voice sing again, & again.

  14. Wabbit season, duck season, wabbit season...

    Thanks for putting this into my head ALL DAY.

  15. BTW, I couldn't believe that Pavarotti's funeral passed with such little coverage. Weren't you surprised by that??


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