Monday, May 19, 2008


A muffin is somewhat like a small cake, and though it does resemble a cupcake, in that they both have cylindrical bases and rounded conical tops, they usually are not as sweet as cupcakes and generally lack frosting.Its a very popular breakfast item in usa.

We love to have muffins ones in a while not for breakfast but as a dessert after a light meal.We usually get muffins from the supermarkets but then they have this intense eggy taste which i hate even though i eat eggs.So i baked some at home that suits to my taste and flavor.My hubby's favorite flavor is blueberry muffins and so thats what i made.

This is my day 1 post for Recipe marathon ,a brilliant and fun idea by siri and dhivya.This is also my entry to the sugar friday-citrus event hosted by helen-tartelette originally started by Jennifer of The Domestic Goddess .


All purpose flour/maida - 2 cups

sugar - 1 cup

baking powder - 1 tsp

baking soda - 1/2 tsp

salt - 1/4 tsp

egg - 1 , slightly beaten

milk - 3/4 cup

yogurt or sour cream - 1/4 cup

oil - 1/4 cup

zest of 1 lemon or orange

blueberry - 1 cup , fresh or frozen(i used frozen)

vanilla essence - 1 tsp

Makes 12 muffins


Preheat oven to 400 deg F.Fit the moulds of the muffin tray with paper cups and spray it with non stick vegetable spray and keep it aside. Sift the flour,baking soda,baking powder and salt into a bowl and keep aside.In another bowl whisk together sugar,egg,vanilla essence,milk,lemon zest,yogurt/sour cream and oil until its well blended.Now slowly add in the dry ingredients ,small quantity at a time and mix it just long enough to moisten the dry ingredients.Do not overmix the batter at this point as this will make the muffins tough and chewy.Overmixing will also pop the gas bubbles produced by the leaveners, resulting in flat muffins.

Now using an ice-cream scoop fill in the paper cups with the batter. Fill it up about 3/4th of the way.Place on top or center rack of the oven and bake for 15-20 mins.Prick the center of a muffin and if it comes clean then its done.Its very important not to peep into the oven for the 1st 15 mins as the temperature drops every time you open it.

Let it completely cool before eating it.refrigerate the remaining.

Also check what my marathon buddies are upto in their kitchen:).

Day 3 posts:-

Siri - Fatayer Bisabanikh (Spinach Pastry) Sambosic

Srivalli - Majjiga Mirapakaya/Dahi Mirchi

Swathi - Shimla mirch Paneer Bhurji Paneer stuffed capsicum and potato stuffed capsicum in makhani gravy

Dhivya - Spicy-Roti

Divya Vikram - Sour Cream Corn Cranberry muffins and a Click

Bhags - vegetable Stock

Arundhathi - Grape Jam

Lakshmi- Onion kulcha

Raaga Jackfruit Curry

Day 2 posts:-

Siri - Kosambari

Lakshmi - Coconut Dosa

Srivalli - Home made Sambhar Powder

Raaga - Chickpea Sundal.

Divya vikram - vegetable puffs

Dhivya - Peas Pulao

Swati -Bread Upma

Bhags - Coffee Cake.

Day 1 posts:-

Siri - baked cauliflower with puck's marinara sauce

Bhags -Tomato Shorba.

Dhivya - Bhindi Jaipuri

Swati - Dum Ka Murg Zafrani

Divya Vikram - Peas Kurma

Srivalli - Chicken Semi Gravy

Raaga - Masala Lauki Chana Dal

Lakshmi - Sour Cream Cake


Cham said...

Looks yummy ur muffin, best of luck for the marathon and great entry too :)

Sangeeth said...

these muffins are tempting...i love muffins and yours are luring me.

Uma said...

lovely muffins, Ranji! So tempting. Good luck with the marathon.

Madhavi said...

I love home made muffin, urs looks great Ranji, all the best for the marathon!!!

Siri said...

Welcome to the marathon Ranji..:) I must say that blueberry muffin is my fav of all and it looks delish.

so sweet of u to link all the 3 days of posts..:D

Do u know about Blogger's scheduling feature. making use of that.. u can make sumthing yummy during the week days and just schedule them on the weekends.. that way like we call, u can be a part of us throughout the marathon.

To explore about this scheduling features, just go to 'Post Options' of any post. If you need more info, just shoot me an email.

take care and Have a great Monday. will link up this post now!


DK said...

Good ones Ranji...

Swati Raman Garg said...

what a start ranji... garg is a mahaa fan of blueberry muffins ...and urs look yummilicious...

bha said...

So you have also joined the race, welcome aborad....bluberry is my fav muffin flavour

Asha said...

Beautiful muffins. After Strawberries, blueberries are the next best flavor!:)

Felcy said...

First Time to your blog... The muffin looks great...

Hetal said...

The Muffins look yummy,love the blueberry flavour.

Suganya said...

Hi Ranji...
That was some YUMMY mufins. Looks so good. Wanted to have one of those. Looks so fresh. Love it...

Sum Raj said...

ur muffins looks fresh and to have one of out of that pouch...

Unknown said...

Tempting Muffins Ranji....:) Loved it ... yumm yum... send me some please.....;)

Srivalli said...

wow wow..looks great!

Red Chillies said...

Ah! Blueberry muffins, what could ever go wrong with it! Lovely.

Unknown said...

Lemons and blueberries are the perfect pairing indeed! Thank you for your entry!

Anonymous said...

The muffins look so delicious!

Trupti said...

lovely blueberry muffins..

You have one surprise on my blog do check my blog

Unknown said...

wow ranji, muffins looks superb!!

ranji said...

Thank u so much cham,sangeeth,uma,madhavi,siri,DK,swati,bhags,asha,felcy,hetal....i appreciate ur comments which keeps me motivated....Come back for more:)

Sukanya,suma,shubha...u can have how much ever u want:)..will mail some right away ;).

srivalli,red chilies,helen,homecooked,trupti,roopa..thank u so much...come back for more treats:)

Purnima said...

This is a lovely post, something for you on mine! pls chk!! :D

ranji said...

Thank u so much purnima!!!

Unknown said...

Ranji dear, The miffins looks superb. I am big fan of bluberries,so this is great idea.
I am just enjoying ur marathon, all of them are lovely recipes.Keep it up.