When it rains,it pours.Sounds very true if you count the cookbooks I've garnered in the last few months or rather even,last week!!I remember salivating over every post of Tuesdays with Dorie,sighing all the while thinking when would I be able to lay my hands on this baking encyclopedia,as termed by almost all who owned this book.My dream came true during my birthday when Ajay gifted me this book.I was[still am] so fascinated by it that I am really scared when it comes to baking from the book fearing if I would live up to the expectations!!
I have baked a few bakes already and am gearing up for more.The recipes are so simple and clearly explained that you just need to pull up your socks and bake!!
I won Suma's Bake-o-mania giveaway-Rose Levy Beranbaum's famed cookbook-The Cake Bible.Even before I could go through it,came another book from the giveaway I won at Ann's-A Passion for Baking by Marcy Goldman.I am totally kicked and can't find any reason to buy 'another baking book'!!!
Here's a simple Muffin-cake recipe from BFMHTY,which can be made in a jiffy and tastes like the perfect tea cake with the goodness of Apples and the crunch of nuts.
Apple Nut Muffin Cake
Recipe source - Baking From My Home to Yours
Milk - ½ cup
Apple Cider - ½ cup OR milk[I used Appy]
Egg - 1,large
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
Almond extract - ½ tsp
Butter - 1 stick/8 tbsp/½ cup/100gms,melted and cooled*
Flour - 1 ¾ cups
Sugar - ½ cup
Baking powder - 1 tbsp
Baking soda - ½ tsp
Ground cinnamon - ½ tsp
Salt - ¼ tsp
Light brown sugar/Demerara sugar - ¼ cup,packed
Old-fashioned oats - ¾ cup
Apple - 1 medium,peeled cored and diced
Walnuts - ½ cup,chopped
Raisins - 1/3 cup.moist and plump
Center a rack in the oven and preheat to 400 degrees F/200 degrees C. Use an 8-inch square pan, buttered and floured.[I used an 8 ½’ square pan].
Dust with powdered sugar and serve.
*I was out of my mind and
Sending this to Ally's event Delicious Desserts!!
On another note,my blog got its first press mention on Economic Times[!!].It would have gone unknown if Jayasree had not sent me the link,thanks Jayasree!!Here's the link which made my day -Article on Economic Times.