The best part about baking, when you get used to it. You start stretching your hands and legs towards different kinds of baked goods, adding more complex ingredients and my favourite at this point is buying new tools which makes you feel like the high-tech chef which you could become one day. The tools do not enhance your baking skills but they add that extra glamour and decrease the muscle work needed. However, I suggest everyone to learn the heavy lifting before one buys anything, this helps the person understand the privilege of the tools and the importance of techniques and process when you have that baking hat on.
For the last two weeks of my life has been about baking; from a few types of muffins, choco-chip cookies and have loved it all. This also included spending most of my salary into buying a few of those fancy tools.
I have clicked pictures, fed my colleagues, friends and siblings most of which has had a positive response for. Thankfully!
The best one which I churned out was the honey banana oat fig muffin.
The Honey-Oat-Fig Goodness
- 2 cups whole wheat
- 2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 5 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup muesli
- ¾ cup refined oil
- 2/3 cups honey
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla essence
- ¾ cups chopped figs
- 4 mashed bananas
- Sieve the wheat, cinnamon powder, baking powder and salt together. This is our dry mixture. I will always advise you to mix the dry and the wet ingredients separately and then combine them later. It will make your life a lot easier while getting everything to come together
- Add the muesli.
- In a separate bowl mix refined oil, honey, eggs, vanilla essence and bananas beat well.
- Put in the chopped figs in the wet mixture and combine thoroughly.
- Fold in the dry mix with the wet mix.
- Line a muffin tray with cupcake liners. Fill the liners with ¾ of the muffin mixture.
- Bake this at 180 degrees centigrade for about 22 minutes.
This makes about 15-18 big muffins. This can be a great breakfast. Trust me, I have had a few mornings with these and a big cup of coffee.