They are filming around the corner. I am being told Nicolas Cage is there. It is a sequel of "Treasure hunt", well, I think it is more like "National hunt 2" but does it really matter? When all what you want to know is "what are all these people eating?".
Yesterday as I was passing by, the ginger bread men waved at me. So today I could not resist; But, I was not going to go alone, I asked Sue. Our mission was to discover what fuels the silver screen workers.
It was not very difficult to find out, the caterer was charming and more than happy to show us around, the caravan over there in reality is a giant fridge and goodness me, they run on bottled water, not the caravans, the crew and lots of water. And come this way, here are: the ovens, the sandwich toaster, massive, the juicer, the coffee machine which never stops purring, they run on coffee too, lots and lots of coffee. Hang on, somebody just asked for "an apple, celery and "something else very green" juice" to boost his energy level.
In fact, the reality is that they are fed non-stop lovely yummy food, healthy as well by the look of it, no more hesitation, Sue and I are going to tuck into that Royal Naval Mess which is, in fact, an Eton mess renamed to refer to the filming location. Thanks to the great friendliness of the canteen crew you get the blueberry muffins recipe, delicious they were, mission accomplished.
250g Plain flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
175 ml Milk
60g Melted butter
Personally I use a mixer, put all the ingredients (except the fruits) in and give it a whirl but here is the more traditional way.
preheat oven at 180 C/350 F/ mark 4
- In a small bowl, mix the egg and the milk
- In a large bowl, mix the plain flour, baking powder, bicarbonate and mix
- Add the egg and milk to the dry mixture
- Melt the butter, when slightly cool, mix in the sugar
- Add the butter mixture to the rest and mix again
- Finally add the blueberries.
- butter a rectangular tin
- bake for 15 minutes
- rest in the tin for 10 minutes.
fantastic for kid's snacks, if they know that Nicolas Cage ate from the same recipe you may have to bake more than one batch.