I need to de-stress and one way to do it is to start doing something I enjoy : baking. However, there's always a danger to that because if my cake did not turn out well, instead of de-stressing, I'll be blowing my top over the failed attempt. I guess the Gods must be watching me, taking pity of my miserable days in office, thus making my baking attempt successful. I'm not a fan of muffin but I like to bake muffins because it's a melt and mix method. The recipe was picked from one of the books I've recently purchased from BBW. Instead of following diligently on the recipe, I replaced the fruits with passionfruit and strawberry. I'm posting the original recipe while those in bracket were my modification.
Both cousin Soo and I were too caught up in our work today that neither of us remembered that one of us have to do the delivery/collection. I ended up eating 2 muffins today and gave a few to my colleagues. Oh yea...and so much for packing the muffins in a cute lovely box. I don't care; I need to recycle this box.
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup superfine sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup plain yoghurt (I used 1 standard cup of Anlene yoghurt with berries flavor)
6 tbsp melted butter
finely grated rind of 1 lemon (I used 2 passionfruits)
finely grated rind of 1 lime (I used a few strawberries, cut smaller size)
finely grated rind of 1 orange ( I omit this)
- Preheat oven to 200C. Grease 12 cup muffin pan or line with 12 muffin paper liners. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a large bowl. Stir in the superfine sugar.
- Lightly beat the eggs in a larger bowl then beat in the yogurt, melted butter and all the citrus rind. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the beaten liquid ingredients. Stir gently until just combined. Do not overmix.
- Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pan. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 mins, until well risen, golden brown and firm to the touch.
- Let the muffins cool in the pan for 5 mins, then transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.