Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Apple Buns and it snowed finally

It snowed here on thursday night and I couldn’t stop myself from taking this picture .Well we are hoping to see white Christmas, lets see how things turn out.Its always a pleasure to see snowflakes coming down from sky as if God is sprinkling white cotton on earth.

I asked my daughter while we were watching snowflakes coming down, thro our window “What do you think we get snow from”, before she could say ,I started explaining that God has decided to bring snow to earth as Santa is coming.
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.

Apple Buns
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 egg
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.
Happy Cooking


  1. Ohhh great Jaya, this has to be my next baking project (due to overload of apples in my fruit basket)!! Funny that kids these days can teach us a few things..:-)

    Sending lots of love and hugs to Aditi and you,

  2. Those are all nice pix. The buns look warm and comforting.

  3. wonderful blog Jaya !!
    thanks for dropping by as i foung a great blog here..
    smitten kitchen recipes are all so wonderful...nice clicks too..

    yes i am a botanist n have worked on microbial biotechnology , that has become a thing of past though ..:)

  4. hey jayashree...this was after ages that i landed here........it's certainly not my first visit ..sorry for not being in touch dear!!
    the Save the Earth logo on your side bar reminded me of the good old jayashree....have you changes your layout or something recently...

  5. Bhalo boleche kintu :) Muffins look delish
    Happy Holidays

  6. Joyeeta,
    do try out and yeah kids these days are super smart , we (I) was very dumb as a child LOL...never knew snow and all that at this age.

    thank!! indeed they were very comforting ...

    thank you

    very impressive !! good chalo Now I can always ask you all the scientific terms of vegetables/fruits and benefits LOL.. good to see you back here :)..

    :) hain r er por kicho bola jaye na !!

    hugs and smiles

  7. Thanks for visiting me...
    Lovely pic of the snow, looks like white christmas for you guys...and delicious apple buns, my 3yr old loves apples..
    Happy Holidays to you and yours too..see you next year..


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