FRIDAY FOOD FEATURE: Muffin Mix presented by the Ellerman House


Muffin Mix presented by the Ellerman House

The exclusive Ellerman House in Cape Town, South Africa, is undoubtedly one of the best five star hotels in the city as well as in the whole of Southern Africa.  Home to breathtaking views, a modern wellness centre, two private villas, an extraordinary wine display as well as a precious art gallery, the Ellerman House is an ideal destination for discerning travellers who enjoy tranquillity and privacy during their stay.  Dining in style and enjoying mouth watering meals and treats are some of Ellerman’s specialities.  Its unique Muffin Mix is sure not to disappoint.


Ellerman House Muffin Mix

This is a basic batter recipe for Muffin Mix which will allow you to add flavours to your liking.

Basic Muffin Mix:

– 5 Whole Free Range Eggs

– 250 g Castor Sugar

– 250 ml Milk

– 250 ml Sunflower Oil

– 500 g Cake flour

– 15 g Baking Powder

– Pinch of Salt.


Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Mix all the dry ingredients together, castor sugar, sift the flour, baking powder and salt.

In a jug mix, together all the wet ingredients: eggs, milk and sunflower oil.

Now make a well in the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients into it and mix till a smooth batter forms.

Bake for about 30 mins.

Ellerman House in Cape Town, South Africa

Veronica’s Notes:

add some flavours if you like…

Lemon and Poppy Seed: zest of 3 Lemons and add 50g Poppy Seeds to the batter

Passion Fruit: Add a tin of Passion Fruit pulp to the batter

Chocolate Chip: Remove 200 g of the flour and replace it with 200 g Cocoa Powder and fold in 100 g of Chocolate Chips.

Apple: I soak 200 g chopped Dried Apple in apple juice drain it then fold it into the batter with a little cinnamon and nutmeg.

In the summer, fold in any of the beautiful soft fresh berries into the mix, such as Blueberries, Raspberries (a pinch of Cinnamon can be added  to the batter when baking with soft fruits).

Cape Town awaits with culinary delights and fabulous accommodation!

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