"52 Muffins" As I walked down the isle at the store shopping for some props , crockery & cutlery for my pictures I saw this recipe book lying there with a very interesting title, intrigued as to what it had to offer since the title seemed very odd ( although it was an even number) I picked it up with the intention of browsing through it & probably buying it as it was marked only $ 5. Flipping through the pages & the pictures & recipes I was pretty disappointed as the book had just some very basic muffin recipes , but then there was this one recipe that seemed interesting : an orange cardamom muffin. I just took a quick glance at the recipe & keeping the book back walked hurriedly towards Hubby dear ( who was way ahead of me) before we loose track of each other in the store & then end up spending most of our time looking for each other as I often forget to carry my cell phone & as you all know , the rest is History: lol
It's already been a couple of months now & I had barely looked at the recipe so I don't even remember the ingredients but the "orange cardamom , orange cardamom" kept on rhyming in my mind & I think I'm really at peace now after having tried my own version of an orange cardamom cake . So here goes my recipe for all my wonderful friends & the cake tastes awesome as well.
Ingredients: ( will make 6 mini bundt cakes)
2 cups all purpose flour( Maida)
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
1 stick of unsalted butter ( 112 grams)
3/4 cup powdered brown sugar
3/4 cup buttermilk ( I made my own buttermilk by adding 1 tablespoon of vinegar to 3/4th cup of milk / let it sit for 5 minutes & the milk will curdle)
3/4 cup fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon orange zest
1/4 tsp pure orange extract
Start by sifting together all the dry ingredients , all purpose flour, salt, baking powder, soda &cardamom powder. Keep aside
Whisk the butter & sugar together until light & fluffy , start adding the dry ingredients to the butter sugar mixture alternately with the buttermilk & orange juice till all the dry & wet ingredients are incorporated. Add the orange zest & orange extract & mix well. Transfer the dough to a well greased mini bundt pan & bake at 325 degree F preheated oven for about 35-40 minutes or until a stick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for about 10 minutes . Take them out & let cool completely. Decorate with a topping of your choice.
I topped them with some chocolate ganache & crushed butterfinger .
4 Of my Blogger friends have shared the" Leibester award" with me. Thanks you so much to all my dear friends for honouring me with this wonderful award.
Kimberly ( Badger Girl Learns to Cook)
Ambreen ( Simply Sweet 'n Savory)
Sobha ( Good Food)
Nalini ( Nalini's Kitchen)
The word 'Liebster' is a German word that essentially means 'dear' and is derived from the verb 'lieber' which means 'to love'.
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I would really like to share this award with all my fellow bloggers who have been encouraging me all the time by their comments & compliments but since I have to choose just 5 I would like to share it with :
Sangee Vijay Of Spicy Treats
Uma Of My KItchen Experiments
Aarthi of Yummy Tummy
Priya Of Mharo Rajasthan
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