I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.
- Gilda Radner
Thursday, May 29, 2008
The Joy of Baking...
Jamie Oliver in the makingThe children enjoying the muffin
There is a great sense of satisfaction and joy in baking and more so when the product is enjoyed by the family. WhenI reached home I remembered my colleague mentioning about having cakes at secret recipe after dinner yesterday, and 'cakes' were in my mind. Arjoonha loves to help me in the kitchen. I am not sure if he is destined to be a chef, but he enjoys it! He is always breaking, whisking or mixing something for me, and Bhaarath in the background licking up the bowl. So today before dinner we decided to make a batch of chocolate chip muffins. Muffins are really so easy to make. You do not have to worry about the baking gadgets, as you just need to gather the ingredients and whisk it up with a spoon and it is all ready to go. They are so easy to make that it is almost child's play. It was a challenge keeping the muffins away from the kids till after dinner. They hurried through their dinner and started digging into the muffins. Here is the recipe for you to have fun with your kids.
Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe ¾ lb chocolate chips.1/3 lb of soft butter.4 medium eggs.2 ½ cups of flour.1 cup of sugar.¼ cup of milk.1 tablespoon of baking powder.½ teaspoon of vanilla extract.½ teaspoon of salt.
Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and butter your muffin pan.Beat the butter and the vanilla extract together to form a light, airy mixture.One at a time, add the eggs, and beat gently. Add ¼ cup of the sugar after each egg and mix thorougly.Put the baking powder and salt in the milk, then add to the mixture.Fold in the flour and the chocolate chips.Pour the mix into your buttered muffin pan, filling each cup two-thirds full.Bake for 25 minutes or until muffins turn golden brown.