Friday, 13 April 2012

A celebration with Eggless Carrot and Raisin Muffins

Happy Birthday to you... Happy Birthday to you... Happy Birthday Dear PRATEEK... Happy Birthday to youuuuuu. You must be wondering who's Prateek. Well, he's the most obedient cousin I could've ever asked for. I can't say he'll go out of his way to do something for me as "out of his way" will be an understatement. You get my point right?

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It's a special birthday as well. He's 25. He's hit quarter of a century. Knowing him, he'll be slogging all day behind his desk in his Wall Street Office. So I thought I can do something special for him. I obviously can't go to NYC so I thought I'll celebrate it at home, bake something for him and post it on his birthday.

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When Kalyani announced Carrots and Raisins for this month's Magic Mingle, I knew I had to bake something. Since I had never baked muffins, I thought this is the best time to try it. And when I decided to celebrate Prateek's b'day on my blog, I did think of making a cake. But I settled with my first thought of muffins.

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Makes: 12 - 14

80 gms Raisins
2 cups Coarsely Grated Carrots
2 cups Plain Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 cup Sugar
70 gms Unsalted Butter - at room temperature
1 cup milk - at room temperature

  1. Preheat the oven to 180oC.
  2. Sift Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda and Ground Cinnamon.
  3. Beat Butter and Sugar until creamy and fluffy.
  4. To this add the sifted dry ingredients and milk alternately and keep beating till everything is incorporated well.
  5. Add the Carrots & Raisins and fold in gently.
  6. Line the muffin tray with muffin cups and scoop the mixture into the cups.
  7. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or till a knife inserted comes out clean.
  8. You can have it with tea, for breakfast or as a dessert.

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This goes to the following events:
Kalyani's Magic Mingle #4 - Carrots & Raisins
Radhika's I Love baking #3
Vardhini's Bake Fest hosted by Sumee
Sumee's Bon Vivant Moments #3 - Breakfast Ideas
Sameena's Snacks Recipes
Chandrani's Lunch Box Recipes
Raven's Cook Eat Delicious Desserts hosted by Geetha

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  1. Birthday wishes to your cousin...delicious muffins

  2. You posted these to him? How sweet of you. Am sure your cousin was a happy birthday man :-)

  3. My birthday wishes to ur cousin Swetha.. Muffins looks extremely healthy and super spongy..

  4. Awesome. Happy Birthday to Prateek.

  5. Birthday wishes to your cousin..Muffin looks softy and delicious.

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  6. Hope your cousin had a wonderful Birthday!!!! Healthy Muffins!!!!

  7. Wow Very cute and yummy muffins , Happy Birthday to your cousin

  8. They look delicious!. Love the clicks. And thnx for linking up to my event

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  10. Simply Delicious, and that too eggless gud for my family..gonna try this one..u have a warm space in here..glad to find u following u now..


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