The days are quite busy with us planning so much for the BM#39. With just short of two months away, there is not enough time for us to cook. As we say we need to have something that will keep us so busy and occupied that we hardly realize time flying away!
Boys have their exams on right now and today they had an EVS project where they had to talk about how they will keep the earth clean. I was trying to refresh their memory. Peddu said he knows everything while Chinnu said he was not interested to know what I was going to say. Finally, I came to know that apart from sentences he told us, Peddu added some more and get his teachers' appreciation. I wonder how they always heed their teacher's word.
Anyway, these orange muffins were mostly enjoyed by yours truly and Konda. Boys are yet to develop a finer sense of taste. So I have to wait for them to grow up..:)
Flour - 1 cup
Corn Flour - 1 tbsp
Icing Sugar - 1/2 cup
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Condensed Milk - 2 tbsp
Orange Juice - 2 - 3 tbsp
Orange Segments - 3 tbsp
Curds / Yoghurt - 1/2 cup
Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 2 tbsp
Butter - 2 tsp
Milk - 1 - 2 tbsp / as required
Chocolate Chips - 2 tbsp
Vanilla Essence - ½ tsp
Muffin Liners - 6 nos
How to make the muffins:
Line the muffin molds with the liners and keep it aside.
Sift the dry ingredients in a bowl.
Melt the butter, beat the curds. Add the butter, olive oil, and curds to the dry ingredients.
Add the fruits, orange juice along with segments and combine everything well. Add milk as required to make the batter lose.
Using a spoon into the mold.
Gently mix in well. Don't beat at this stage.
Preheat the oven to 185 degrees C.
Bake at 185 degrees C for 30 minutes. Don't check for doneness until the first 20 mins.
Use a toothpick to see if the muffins are done. Insert the stick in the center and if it comes out clean, it's done.
Once the full time is done, allow it to cool in the oven for 5 mins, then remove and cool outside for a while.
Since the batter tends to be on the looser side, this gets baked for 30 mins, you can check it after 20 mins. Or once your oven starts smelling heavenly!