Saturday, 10 October 2009

indulgence on an impulse ...

maybe i decided to take a break from days of moping around and doing nothing, or maybe the shifting-of-the-saturn did really have an effect on my essentially indian psyche -
whatever be the reason, i had a sudden inspiration to bake some muffins. after a couple of not-so-successful attempts at eggless baking, i had given my experiments a rest for sometime (some = long).

muffins had been on my agenda for a long time (for the uninitiated - muffins are a humble variant of cupcakes, commonly had as a breakfast food in the US, the most common variants having chocolate chips, blueberries, or nuts), and since i like them a lot, had wanted to try out an eggless version at home - especially since k is a staunch ovo-abstainer !

i decide to give up searches for a direct eggless recipe - instead picked a simple recipe from here - and just substituted each egg with 2 Tbs. water + 1 Tbs. oil + ½ tsp. baking powder.
the recipe also calls for brown sugar, but since i didnt have it on hand, i just used regular sugar all the way...

the muffins came out really well - they were really soft and rose well, inspite of being eggless - sweet surprise indeed :)
an added bonus was the lovely aroma that filled the house as they were getting baked... mmmm !

5 comments:

  1. Looks good....did it taste good too?

    If you use Brown sugar, it might taste even better with mellowed sweetness than giving a slap bang slap. Brown sugar supposedly caramels better than white sugar.

    Net result it also makes you eat more like the Gur based sweets against castor sugar based ones.

    And I thought a substitute for egg was always some lumps of butter or margarine. Didnt think oil and water will just do.

    But then impulse discounts everything.

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  2. oh, it tasted as good as it looks :)
    inspite of using the regular sugar, it was quite mellowed i should say - no slappy sweetness :)

    what you replace egg with depends on what the egg does in your recipe - in cakes and other baked goodies, the egg makes it rise, and holds it together - so baking powder along with the oil would have helped in the rising and binding... in any case, a few extra random lumps of butter wouldnt give the results you need :)
    thanks for stepping in, and apologies for the delayed reply, anon.

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  3. Was wondering if you were muffled by the muffins... now I see its only a delayed response. Anon.

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  4. guess am responding too late..nevertheless get me these stuffs wen u come here!!!!!!!!!!:-) :-)

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    1. sure... but i do need more info than 'me' if i have to give it you :)

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