I love raison muffins the same way I love cinnamon buns. To be frank, I love most bakery products -yum! Simit Sarayi is a Turkish bakery with branches all over world - some are franchises , BUT my favourite branch in the one on Southhampton Row, WC1.
The staff are so welcoming and friendly. Always nice and smiley which isn't the easiest thing to do on grim rainy London mornings, afternoons or evening. I've been to other branches before but this is my favourite one. I even introduced a former colleague to them. So its not really about brand but rather the people behind the counter.
The muffins - the main reason for this blog - are delicious. Juice raisons and a delicious baked muffin. It doesn't taste chemically like shop bought ones, you know the shop bought ones that taste like there is too much baking powder or baking soda in the next. Or maybe the stuff to keep it longer on the shelf.
Then the ones that taste like they have too much flour with nothing else. This muffin is delicious! And a bit pricy at £2.40. Sure you can get about 5 shop bought muffins for the price, but the Simit Sarayi's raison muffin is worth the treat. It's an occasional treat.