Today we went out for lunch. All of us to a friend’s house for his 45th birthday party. It was really good fun. Especially seeing children playing with their friends so we grown-ups can enjoy ourselves.
And it was one of those parties where we knew hardly anybody, so we got the chance to meet new people and I for one discovered two really rather special people, who actually live locally and who I want to meet again. But…. we had to leave early. Why?
Because we had another party to come home to – the making of a new friend tea party. Yes, the kids have met someone new and wanted to get to know them with a natter, a play and lot and lots and lots of food.
I have been working out what to make for the longest times as said friend is gluten intolerant. Being the over thinking foodie that I am, meant that I had gone through about 5 different menu ideas. Plus, we wanted her to enjoy herself at ours as she is a new friend and we were nervous that she wouldn’t like it.
So we made an effort. The day before we had made these delicious cinnamon streusel brioche muffins using the new to us Schär gluten-free brioche rolls. These are good – in fact all the left-overs were polished off last night.
Schär is a really good outfit – an organisation that makes a good range of gluten-free products such as bread, pasta, pizza (yes please), biscuits and pretzels. Yes peeps, pretzels. And they also offer up loads of advice on gluten-free living. Their website is really useful for gluten-free tips and recipes. Please pop over and check them out.
It was a bit of a tentative moment, waiting to see if she’d like the cinnamon streusel brioche muffins. You all know what children can be like – their likes and dislikes are often completely arbitrary. But these went down a treat.
Good. Children happy and fed.
But said child’s mother had decided that she was staying to tea too. Which meant we needed something adult to give her with her tea. And this is where the Schär gluten-free rich tea biscuits came in. They had the lightness and crunchiness we have come to associate with rich tea biscuits but with the added bonus of a slight coconut flavour which the coconut addict in me really, really, appreciates. Perfect with tea.
So our meeting the new friend tea party turned into a rather less quiet time than we’d hoped. Sure, the kids scoffed their way through the cinnamon streusel brioche muffins, but after that they decided that they really wanted rich tea biscuits. Tea was spent with us trying to have adult conversations with every now and again, some child trying to sneak some biscuits.
I think the best attempt was when they put new friend into a sleeping bag, dragged her down, said “mama, we’re just leaving our sleeping bag here, can you help us with our stuff outside” hoping that we’d leave the table so friend could pinch all the biscuits. Of course, they’d forgotten that
A: it was dark outside
B: it was raining
C: we had heard the bumps and conversations as they’d dragged the sleeping bag into the kitchen.
At the end of the day – a success. The children have a friend who is no longer nervous of us. We know that her mother is pretty cool, so may well turn into our friend too. And we had our party saved by the Schär, with their gluten free brioche rolls and rich tea biscuits. Feel free to also check out my Easy Banana Muffins recipe.
Here is how to make cinnamon streusel brioche cups. Please do try them and if you do make them then please do tag #recipesfromapantry on Instagram or Twitter so that I can pop over and have a look. It is really, really awesome for me when you make any one of my recipes. You can also share it on my Facebook page.
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Easy gluten-free cinnamon streusel brioche muffins
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Cinnamon Streusel Brioche Muffins
cinnamon streusel brioche muffins
- 8 gluten free brioche rolls torn into small pieces I used Schar
- 3 eggs
- 180 ml milk
- 120 ml double cream
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
For the Cashew Streusel Topping
- 140 g cashews roughly chopped
- 75 g seeds
- 50 g oats gluten free
- 4 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to fan assisted 160C / 180 C / 350F / gas 4 and oil a 12-cup muffin tray.
Make the brioche muffins
- Fill each muffin cup with the brioche roll pieces.
- In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, cream, maple syrup and vanilla.
- Add 3 tbsp of the milk mixture into each muffin cup.
Make the cashew streusel topping
- Make the cashew streusel topping by mixing all the ingredients together in a bowl and diving the topping evenly over the muffins.
Bake the muffins
- Bake the muffins in the preheated oven for 20-25 mins or until golden and puffed up.
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