Baking is a great way to get young people interested in the kitchen and, with a little help, these two recipes are great ones to learn. One of the great things about learning to bake muffins is that you can eat one straight out of the oven. There is also that lovely baking smell for guests when they arrive at your house.

These muffins have less sugar than normal as the prunes give a greater depth of sweetness. The yoghurt lightens the crumb a little and provides a small amount of sourness, which is enhanced by also using the buttermilk or soured milk. These muffins will disappear very soon after they are out of the oven. Trust me!