Well autumn is in full swing, the nip in the air is there, the leaves are starting to turn, cold mornings, possible hot sun for about 2 hours in the middle of the day and then back to shivering in the evening! This all means it’s time for blackberries! I am lucky enough to live in the countryside and I have blackberries growing all around, even some in my own garden! My boys love getting involved in picking them. We are watching from August to see when they might ripen and there is lots of banter about when they’ll be ripe and that we should only pick the black ones not the red ones etc. I love that the boys act like experts as they remember little things from previous years.
Last year I made a delicious jam and blackberry & apple tart. This year I tried something new – blackberry muffins. I took inspiration from Gimme the Recipe’s blueberry muffin recipe which you can find here, and used blackberries instead of blueberries. It worked pretty well, everyone loved them here anyway. These are lovely for the lunchbox as they are not too sweet, and are a great breakfast on the go if you are running late!