She stopped me abruptly and said promptly," no mamma , we get it from clouds !!"
She further added," when its not raining , it is going to snow as its very cold."
That left me with no choice of telling her all sweet stories related to snow.So I decided to do things ,I am little better at i.e. cooking .
Apples are in season these days, I mean good ,juicy apples .I came across this recipe Here ,of apple muffins from the Smitten Kitchen.It was just what I was looking for.
The main difference or rather was a mistake on my part that I baked them in bun tray and not the usual muffin tins so the result shape is little distorted , but the taste and flavour remians just perfect.They turn out very moist and soft with a hint of sourness due to the yogurt .It felt exactly muffin should taste.
Now the original recipe states to add butermilk,I didn’t had at the time for making them , so as suggested By Deb I added plain yogurt instead of buttermilk.
We had it as part of weekend brunch , and this was just too good, warm straight from the oven.
1 cup of wheat flour /I used atta
1 cup of plain flour
1tsp of baking powder
1tsp of baking soda
Pinch of salt
½ cup of unsalted butter
¼ cup of sugar
½ cup of brown sugar
1 cup of plain yogurt
2 large apples , peeled and coarsely chopped
Preheat oven to 220 deg ,
Meanwhile add in the flour baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon powder.
Cream together butter and sugar and separate ¼ cup of brown sugar.
Now add egg and yogurt , mix in gently all.
Then add the flour mixture and apples and fold in gently.
Now scope out equal proportions of these into the muffins cups,sprinkle remaining brown sugar over these evenly , and bake for 10 mints .
Lower the oven temperature to 200 deg celcius and bake some more 5-7 mints till a toothpick when inserted into middle comes out clean.
Transfer to cool and enjoy.
One more close look
I added way too much of the mixture and so the result was oversized buns, many of them droping out of the muffin cups .Add upto ¾ to the muffin cups and leave the ¼ cup of space to let them rise up properly.This much of mixture yields 18-19 but I came out with 12 muffins.
Used salted butter so avoided adding anymore salt to it.
Used garam masala powder in place of cinnamon powder.