Banana & Raisin Muffins
As I started off with the preparation, a bunch of friends pleasantly surprised me by turning up for lunch!!! I wasn't prepared for this..and obviously there wasn't much I could offer them. So we decided to cook some rice and rasam at home. Everybody lend a helping hand. We all chatted..giggled..and ofcourse discussed lots of ideas in the kitchen..Kitchen conversations are great bonding agents :-). It was an absolutely ideal time for some hot muffins..and what a coincidence..the muffins were in the oven already!!!
Here's how I made them...
Ingredients: Makes 16 big muffins approx
150 gms flour,
150 gms unsalted butter, softened,
150 gms or 2 ripe bananas, mashed,
100 gms sugar, powdered,
1 tsp baking powder,
1/2 tsp vanilla essense,
3 tbsp golden raisins,
1.) Preheat the oven to 180 degrees for 10 mins.
2.) Sift the flour and baking powder together and set aside.
3.) In a bowl, cream the sugar and butter together for few mins. Add vanilla essence and mix well.
4.) Add the eggs one at a time, continuously beating the mixture.
5.) Mash the ripe bananas and fold it into the mixture along with the raisins.
6.) Fill 3/4 of the paper cupcake moulds with the batter.
7.) Bake the muffins at 180 degrees for approx 10-15 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean. Serve hot.
They turned out well..but the texture could have been better..I didnt sift the flour and baking powder together..i guess thats why..my mistake :-(. As the saying goes.."there are no shortcuts to success and baking".
The flavor of the banana made quite a strong presence...the raisins along with the banana was a beautiful blend!!!
My friends quite enjoyed it..and we had a blast together!!!
Jayashree is an ex-IT person turned into a Food Blogger, Consultant, Home Baker and an Amatuer Food Photographer. From one role to many, she feels it's been an exciting journey. She is the author of the hugely popular food blog "Foodie In Me" in which she shares her reviews, recipes and food stories. She loves to travel and is addicted to collecting recipe books.