Friday, 22 April 2016

Vanilla Muffins

Being pretty busy, I have not been posting recipes. That's not the only reason though. There is a fatness-due-to-too-much-baking-crisis going on!! It stalled me for only a while though. I'm back now! I will be starting with the rectification of the muffin debacle that happened a few months back!

This time the muffins did not sit in the refrigerator for even a minute! They were gobbled up by us, in less than 15 minutes!! That's exactly the same time it took me to bake them!

I won't waste any more of your time. Scroll down for the recipe. GO go go go!!! 

(Makes 12 muffins)


  • 100g plain flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 100g castor sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 50g unsalted softened butter
  • 1 & 1/2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 125 ml milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Special Equipment:

  • 2 x 6-hole cupcake trays


Preheat the oven to 180ºC /350ºF. Coat the entire inner surface area of the cupcake tray with oil. Sprinkle flour over it and tilt the tray giving it repeated jerks so that it covers the entire surface. In a cupcake try it is tricky as you need to coordinate it for all the pockets. Its no rocket science though! 

Or you may just use cupcake liners!! Genious invention; need to get them for myself too!

Make the batter: 

  1. In a bowl, place the flour,baking powder, sugar,salt and butter. Rub in with your fingertips until the mixture is well combined. Rubbing in the butter, coats the flour with fat, without melting the butter too much. It will resemble a smooth and soft doughy consistency.

  2. Whisk the eggs, milk and 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract together until it blends well.

  3. Slowly pour this mixture into the dry ingredients, whisking constantly (5-7 min), until you have a smooth batter. That's all!!! Its just a 15 minute job!

Bake the muffins: 

  1. Now pour the batter into the cases; but fill only half the case to give it place to rise. Have faith, it will rise. 
  2. Bake them for 20-25 mins, until well risen. Do the metal skewer know it. insert it, check if it comes out clean and dry! ITS READY!
  3. Leave the muffins in, to cool, for 5 mins before taking them out of the tray.