Tuesday, September 26, 2006

YaaaHoooooo - My First Muffins !!

Dear Foodies,

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I was sick and tired of sitting in front of the computer screen all day y'day and decided to make some muffins last night. I had laid my eyes on Saffron Hut's Banana Nut muffins and knew that I had to try them. The best part of the recipe was it dint call for eggs and Saffron assured us that the muffins turned out just as fluffy as any other. I avoid eggs as much as possible as I cant take their smell/texture. So this recipe was just perfect for me. But well.....I had also read Vaishali's Jam-in-the-hole muffins and could not resist making use of this idea.

And so a trip a to the grocery store followed, bought some banana's and along came a box of hard-to-resist strawberry's and raspberry's and no points for guessing where they ended up :-)

I am not going to add the recipe here as I hardly changed anything of significance in the original. I used a little more than 1 1/2 cups of flour and so I added some milk to get the desired dough consistency. I first half-filled the muffin cups and put in a dollop of jam in a few and a few others got the berry's. I was a bit over-confident with my batter and filled the muffin cups just 3/4 expecting them to explode out of the cups !! Well they thought otherwise & dint puff out as much ... as you can see. But they were nice and fluffy, so next time (which is tonight :D) I will probably fill them nearly upto the top so I can get the muffins to raise over the cups' edge. And also I should probably grease the paper cups a bit or add a lil more butter to the dough, as the muffins stuck to the cup at the base.

Well the other thing I did while making them was take a lot of photos, so instead of the recipe I am going to put in the pictures :-) and see if you can spot any of my soft toys :D


Muffin cups ready to take in the batter

Half full cups with the jam/berrys

The filling covered with some more batter and ready for the oven

Hot out of the oven :-) You can see the jam oozing out of a few.

Muffins ready to dig your teeth into :-)

Loads of hugs and Thank yous to Saffron and Vaishali for their recipes and ideas :-) This is a muffin recipe I am going to treasure.

I am going to parcel a few off to Anthony's Curry Mela and Nandita's Weekend Breakfast Blogging :-)

13 thoughts:

Krithika said...

waiting for the recipe... looks delicious

Foodie's Hope said...

I used your time well!! Great job!! Looks colorful and rised well!! Bet they were good to eat too!! :))

Prema Sundar said...

Congrats on ur first attempt of muffins.. turned out great.. nice to cobine the recipes. thanks for the idea

Saffron said...

Looks great Priya! Glad that you liked the muffins and put your own touch in them. Jam/Berries are a great idea.

Cheers!

Anupama said...

Let me congratulate you on your first muffins Priya and delicious ones they are too.I am a great muffin fan too and have some great recipes. Let me know if you want some.

Hema said...

Congrats! I am sure you are proud of yourself. They look sooo good!

Nabeela said...

good job! I suggested the same recipe to you in my e-mail...you got to it first though :)
they look yummy...in fact if I have time, I might prepare them tonight...have some bananas languishing in my fruit basket

shilpa said...

Lovely muffins Priya. The other thing that caught my attention are the soft toys...they are real cuties :D. I have never prepared muffins, want to try them soon :).

AshTray said...

Can you do the rest of your thesis at GA Tech? I guess I am missing too many treats!!

Priya S&S said...

Congratulations Priya your first muffins look delicious !!

Abha said...

Nice Recipe... I am looking for some good food links to put on my blog...

Chandrika said...

Yummy muffins and cute soft toys too!!! :-)

Priya said...


Thank you all for having a look at my dear lil muffins. If any of you guys havent yet tried baking muffins I would surely recommend this recipe as a starter...because once you try this there is no stopping...you are sure to get into a baking spree cos the scope for innovation is just too vast to hold back.

Hi to all of you from the teddies too ;-)

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