BANANA ‘N’ RUM MUFFINS


This is very easy recipe ,with a different taste compared to other banana muffins i have posted,so do try this recipe and let me know your comments.

INGREDIENTS

100 gm Butter( melted)

1 cup sugar ( brown / coconut sugar)

3 -4 bananas mashed

1 egg

2 tblsp rum or brandy (optional)

1.5 cups flour

1 tsp.baking soda

1/4 tsp salt.

Few crushed walnuts

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METHOD

Mix the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients separately.Mix all together till well

corporated.

Pour into muffin moulds and bake in a moderate oven (180 degrees )for 25-30 minutes.

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SPINACH ‘N’CORN MUFFINS


Spinach leaves are known for its unique taste and nutrients.Combined with

dhals,salads,paneer or any dish it is really amazing.

I have posted many recipes of spinach before…and here is one link to an old post which

is also one dish i love…PRAWN ‘N’ SPINACH SWISS ROLL .

This muffin is best for quick breakfast,snack or lunch box category..

I tried this with baby spinach ,(freshly picked from my culinary garden) and it was really

awesome.

Do try and send in your comments.

For the recipe now

INGREDIENTS

1-2 cups baby spinach

65 gm butter (room temperature)

1 whole egg

1 cup flour

2 tsp.red chilli flakes

1 cup cheese (cheddar/feta/parmesan)

a pinch of baking soda

salt if you require

1 tomato chopped (you can add cherry tomatoes too )

1 cup corn pellets (you could add 1 cup grated zucchini to replace corn)

METHOD

Grind the spinach leaves with the chilli flakes.

Mix in with the rest of the ingredients till well  corporated and bake in a moderate oven

(180 degrees) for 25-30 minutes or till done.

 

 

SWEET ADA


This is a famous Sri Lankan dish,like a paniyaram mix but baked or made in

the traditional way (will be explaining below).

Well..i baked half the batter in muffin moulds and the rest of the batter as pancakes with

the inclusion of a red banana.My folks loved the banana pancakes,as it was super

awesome.(only few were available for my photo.)

For people who have ovens with the option of top or bottom grill,can use the

top grill after the bottom is cooked.

Now to explain the process,a ladle of the batter is poured in a thick bottomed kadai ,and

closed with a lid to which hot coals are placed on top of the lid to brown the top.

You could make this batter and keep in the fridge, and use whenever you need.This ,is a

good breakfast,lunch box snack for kids,and a tea snack too.Kids will surely love it.So try

and send in your comments….

For the recipe now.

INGREDIENTS

500 gm flour ( wheat or white)

1 egg

650 ml coconut milk (reserve 1 cup to add after fermentation.

50 gm butter

350-400 gm sugar ( preferably brown or jaggery powder)

1/4 tsp yeast

1 tsp.baking soda

a pinch of salt

Few cashewnuts (optional)

For banana version add 1 red banana.

METHOD

Reserve 1 cup coconut milk,and mix the rest of the ingredients and set aside for 8 hours .

( You can leave overnight too).

After 8 hours mix in the remaining coconut milk .Mix well till the batter is silky

smooth.Pour into moulds and bake in a hot oven 200 degrees for 15-20 minutes or untill

done.(explanation of cooking in summary.)

BREAKFAST SEENI SAMBOL’N’CHEESE MUFFINS


Breakfast the first meal of the day is very important but some skip breakfast due to lack of time

This is for people with busy schedule ,and also for lunch boxes. This can be prepared ahead ,

and kept in the refrigerator and baked or steamed for a few seconds when needed.

Let’s get into the recipe right away.

INGREDIENTS 

2.5cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

4eggs

1/4 cup green chillies

3-4 tblsp seeni sambol(caramelised,spicy onions)

Handful of any nuts or seeds like flax,pumpkin,

1 cup cheese 

1 cup water / milk

1/2 cup curd 

1 tsp salt

1.5 cups oil

METHOD

Mix the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients separately .Pour in the mixed wet ingredients 

into the dry ingredients.Scoop into muffin mounds and bake for 30 minutes in a preheated 

oven(180 degrees).You could serve with extra cheese on top .

Variations

Minced mutton ,chicken,prawns,or crab meat could be added substituting cheese.

Instead of seeni sambol leeks or spring onions may be used .So try these and please do drop in 

your comments and valuable suggestions.

SEMOLINA ADAI


This is one famous sweet in southern India.No butter or oil is used ,instead thick coconut

milk is used and baked like  tiny muffins.

For the recipe.

INGREDIENTS

250 gm semolina (roasted lightly)

250 gm sugar

1 egg

4-5 cups of thick coconut milk

1/2 tsp cardamon powder

1/4 tsp.rose essence

cashews,almonds ,raisins to sprinkle on top.

a pinch of salt.

METHOD

Mix the semolina  coconut milk and egg. Allow to soak for 4-5 hours.

Then mix in the sugar ,and stir till sugar melts.Then add the essence and cardamon

powder.Pour into well greased moulds,and bake in a moderate oven for 15-20

minutes(180 degrees).Sprinkle nuts before baking.

 

 

 

 

OATS BANANA BUNDT CAKE


This recipe can be made into muffins and served for breakfast too.You can make it and

store it for two days ,or store in the refridgerator for a week .When bananas tend to get

overripe ,this is one good way of consuming avoiding wastage of food.Its yummy and

nutritious too,and one bowl stir too.So for the recipe now.

INGREDIENTS

2 ripe bananas(mashed lightly)

75 gm melted butter /3/4 cup olive oil

1/2 cup demerara sugar

1 tblsp.treacle /maple syrup/honey

1 egg

1+1/4 cups flour

1/2 cup oats

1 tsp dry ginger powder

1/2 tsp.baking powder

METHOD

Beat the eggs and sugar together,and add the rest of the ingredients one by one and mix

well.Pour  into greased tins and bake in a moderate oven for 30-35 minutes.

You can add almonds or walnuts or any nuts of your choice on the top before

baking.Drizzle with treacle or syrup if you like

ORANGE BROWNIES


This is a recipe worth trying.When i make cakes for my home i always make a very thin

layer of icing,except for special times.You will see a thin layer in the picture .You could add

the normal amount of chocolate for the topping.I will be adding variations too in this

recipe.You could substitute 1/2 -1 cup of almond flour for a richer taste.

INGREDIENTS

200 gm of butter

2 cups flour

2 cups sugar

4 eggs

1/2 cup orange juice

rind of two oranges grated

4 eggs

1 tsp vanilla essence

a pinch of salt.

orange color (optional)

Melt the butter in a double boiler.Beat the eggs with the vanilla .Mix in the butter after it is

cool slightly and gradually add the rest of the ingredients one by one.Pour in to a greased

tray and bake in a preheated moderate oven (180 degrees) for 45 minutes.As this is a moist

cake,allow to cool for at least one hour before you ice or cut.

White Chocolate Glaze.

100 gm white chocolate

1/2 cup cream

few pistachios to add  topping

Heat the cream till it comes to a boil,and add the chocolate.Mix till smooth and pour over

cake.Add the pistachios.

Some variations for icing

Orange Glaze Icing

1/2 cup orange juice

2 cups icing sugar

1 tblsp.marmalade  or grated peel of orange

Combine all this in a bowl till smooth and drizzle over the cake.

Add nuts or roasted coconut if you like.

Dark Chocolate Icing

1oo gm dark chocolate chips

1/4 cup cream

1 tblsp rind or marmalade

few almonds blanched and sliced

1 tblsp any liquor(optional)

Heat cream and pour over chocolate.Mix well add the nuts and rind,and pour over cake.

 

 

 

 

 

LEMINT ALMOND MUFFINS


Lemint is lemon and mint ..(before you start to get confused).Well, i was beginning on

lemon and almond muffins,then my innovation lights turned  on ,and my attention drew

to the mint leaves in the kitchen .I love Mint coolers(lime juice with mint),and the picture

of mint leaves  in the drink ,drove me to innovate this awesome recipe.So let’s get into

the recipe.

INGREDIENTS

8 oz /2 cups coarsely ground almonds

1/2 cup flour

1 cup sugar

grated rind of 1 lemon

juice of 1 lemon

2 eggs

1/4 cup chopped mint leaves.

1 tsp.baking powder

METHOD

Add almonds.and flour in a bowl,with the rind,sugar mint and baking powder .

Beat eggs with the lemon juice and add to the flour mixture.If the mixture is too thick add

a little milk or water.Pour into muffin moulds and bake in a moderate oven (180 degrees

for 25-30 minutes).

 

 

 

 

ZUCCHINI AND CHEESE MUFFINS


Zucchini a low calorie vegetable ,which contains no saturated fats or cholesterol,rich in nutrients is good for those who are on the weight reduction process.Zucchini or courgette is to be included in the antioxidant list,having high source of potassium,thus helping in  reducing blood pressure and good for heart.To add to its benefits ,Folates which is good for pregnancy is also found in moderate amounts.The golden yellow type of zucchini  has antioxidants like carotenes,lutein…which remove harmful radicals from the body.I have only given you a dot of an explanation of the zucchini.Do find more about this vegetable and enjoy its benefits!

This is a very easy try for breakfast,one pot mix,and if you have a food processor its made at a click of a button!So now let’s get into the recipe

INGREDIENTS

1 yellow zucchini (100gm) (yellow ones retain color even after cooking)

1-2 eggs

1 cup milk

75-100 gm any cheese you like(even cottage cheese is fine)

1 tsp.pepper powder

1/4 tsp of thyme

1/2 capsicum chopped

3 cups flour sieved with 2tsps.baking powder

2-3 tblsp.olive oil

1/2 cup spring onions or 1 onion chopped

1 tsp.salt

METHOD

Grate the zucchini which the skin on .Beat eggs lightly and mix all the ingredients together and pour into greased muffin tins(do not use paper cups to line).Bake in a moderate oven(180 degrees) for 30-35 mins.

If using food processor,put the zucchini first and rest next and click on …Pour into muffin moulds and bake.

yellow-zucchini

 

 

 

TEA MUFFINS (chai muffins)


This recipe is not cake served at tea,it is made with tea.Like coffee cake it’s tea cake.!

My version of muffins with masala chai or tea,from the kerala kitchen…I love the aroma

and the taste of kerala masala tea.!Well i saw this recipe with other  variety of tea,and i

thought to do it with my twist,the kerala tea highlighted..and succeeded too.

Now for the recipe!

For the tea masala (1.5 cups tea)

3 cardamons

3 cloves

2 inch piece cinammon

1/4 tsp of fennel seeds(optional)

a small piece of dry ginger(sukku)

Grind all these together to a coarse powder and set aside.

Boil 1 cup milk and half cup water together.When it starts to boil ,add this spice powder

and 2 tsp.tea powder or 2-3 tea bags,and boil till you get a nice aroma for 2 minutes.

Strain add 2 tsp.sugar and set aside to cool.

Ingredients for the muffins

2 cups flour

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup olive oil

1.5 cups of tea

2 tsp.baking powder

1/2 tsp.baking soda

pinch of salt

2 eggs

a few walnuts

vanilla essence 1.5 tsp

Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.Add walnuts.

Beat the eggs lightly and mix in the wet ingredients,and mix till sugar is dissolved.

Pour into muffin moulds(use an ice cream scoop) and bake in a moderate oven for 30

minutes(175 degrees).

You could use chocolate ganache or cream cheese frosting to ice if you like.

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