Blueberry muffins…

by Sunita on April 16, 2007

The kids holidays are drawing to an end. It’s back to the old routine from tomorrow… drag them out of bed, bathe, dress, feed and then rush off on our bikes to be inside the gates before the bell goes…leave Rengoni, take a little breather, and come the afternoon, and the hurrying for school needs to be repeated as Agastya goes to school in the second half. From next week, he starts school full time.

The kids have had more than two weeks of holidays. The house has been reverberating with their constant chit-chat. At one moment, they are like the best of friends and ca’nt have enough of each other. The very next moment, I hear the sound of scurrying feet as one tries to outdo the other in lodging their complaints against each other. There have been tears, smiles and laughs, although I must admit that the first was much less frequent than the others. Probably they are growing up and are finding each other’s company more enjoyable than earlier.

The weather, I mean of course the fickle English weather has been very kind to us. Each day we’ve been greeted with the nice warm weather with plenty of sunshine to boot. Needless to say the kids loved prancing around in the sunshine and we’ve been out and about.

I made these muffins yesterday and the kids wanted it to be the party food for their dolls’ party. I supplied some drinks as well and they had a ball. It was really nice to see them lapping it up and craving for more.
Oh!!! well, I’m really going to miss them again from tomorrow… but on the other hand , it’s comforting as well that they look forward to school and have never fussed about it…or else that would have made it harder. Knowing that they are happy in the school environment is really a bonus. Touchwood!!!

Before I mop around some more, here’s the recipe-

What’s needed-
3/4 C wholemeal flour
1/4 C porridge oats
2 eggs
3 tblsps of honey
a handful of raisins
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 C fresh blueberries
3-4 drops of vanilla essence
1/2 C oil

How to-

Beat the eggs. Add the flour, oats and baking powder and mix well. Add the honey and blend in.

Add the oil and mix again.

Add the raisins and blueberries and lightly fold in.

Fill a muffin tray with 3/4ths of the mixture in each case and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 deg celcius for twenty minutes or until a toothpick inserted through the centre comes out clean.

They turned out really well, soft and moist with the fruits adding the oomph… The little kids loved them and so did the bigger one. Three cheers for that!!!

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Asha April 16, 2007 at 1:22 pm

WOW!! Sunita,you make yummy stuff for a doll’s party!!:)))) You are great mommy! Looks so great with colorful plates.

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2 Mandira April 16, 2007 at 2:09 pm

I would join the doll’s picnic in a heartbeat, the muffins look delicious :)

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3 sunita April 16, 2007 at 2:30 pm

Asha,thanks…hope you had a nice weekend…

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4 sunita April 16, 2007 at 2:34 pm

Mishmash,the plates and accessories are courtesy@Rengoni. She loves to assemble all her dolls and have food served in her plates…in fact we do this quite often.Every now and then she holds one of them in front of me for some tit bits which she can then serve us all with.

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5 sunita April 16, 2007 at 2:36 pm

Mandira,the more the merrier…the kids would love to have another guest to serve to…

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6 Reena April 16, 2007 at 3:37 pm

Sunita, Happy Bihu! Thanks for stopping by.

Love those blueberry muffins. My daughter’s favorite.

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7 Surya Hith April 16, 2007 at 7:12 pm

Sunita,yummy muffins.You presented it very well!!

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8 anusharaji April 16, 2007 at 7:21 pm

omg
thast my all time fav.
btw i sure dont need four plates J
luv ur shots n recipe

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9 sunita April 16, 2007 at 7:28 pm

Hi Reena, thanks for the wishes…nice to have you over…

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10 sunita April 16, 2007 at 7:31 pm

Surya, thanks very much…

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11 sunita April 16, 2007 at 7:32 pm

Anusharaji, welcome to my world…btw the four plates were for the four members of our family…

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12 Richa April 16, 2007 at 7:42 pm

hey those muffins look so good. will try with egg replacer. also the colorful plates look so cute!

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13 trupti April 16, 2007 at 11:29 pm

How nice! It makes me long for a little girl to have tea parties with……

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14 Sig April 17, 2007 at 1:21 am

Thats sooooo cute Sunita, at your home even dolls get gourmet homemade muffins? :) .. Those muffins look too yummy…

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15 Sharmi April 17, 2007 at 1:35 am

suni, those pics look cho chweet!!
the muffins look so good. kids must have loved it for sure.

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16 Roopa April 17, 2007 at 4:10 am

sunita,
lovely pictures, kids must have loved it! Looks great!

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17 sunita April 17, 2007 at 8:28 am

Richa, thanks …and do give it a try…I have’nt followed any strict measurements, but they came out really soft and moist…

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18 sunita April 17, 2007 at 8:32 am

Trupti, it’s never too late…(teasing)…

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19 Sia's Corner April 17, 2007 at 8:34 am

thats a cute story sunita… thankfully the weather was really good during easter break.
awww…muffins for doll’s party? so cute. u gimme ur add and i will gladly join ur kids:) dont expect me to help u in cooking;) he he he…

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20 sunita April 17, 2007 at 8:35 am

Sig,although it was a doll’s party, the muffins were actually savoured by the bigger, living and breathing ones…so…

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21 sunita April 17, 2007 at 8:37 am

Sharmi, Roopa, thanks and yes, the kids did enjoy them and had a lovely time…

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22 sunita April 17, 2007 at 8:40 am

Sia, you’re most welcome to join the kids, they would love it…and do’nt worry about the cooking…I can always dish up something for a slightly bigger kid as well…

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23 bee April 17, 2007 at 2:50 pm

that doll’s party is just adorable, sunita. lucky dolls.

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24 sunita April 17, 2007 at 8:00 pm

Hi Bee…actually lucky owners of the dolls, for they were the ones who really enjoyed the muffins…

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25 Sandeepa April 18, 2007 at 6:38 pm

That is so cute. next time you guys having a dolls party I am in :)

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26 sunita April 19, 2007 at 11:06 am

Sandeepa, you’re most welcome…

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