Sunday, August 7, 2011

Rose Apple Muffin - Sweet Punch for August 2011

Hello Foodies,

 Okey I'm already a bit late for Sweet Punch this month, so I tried to post it today as early as possible.  This month our Sweet Punch team has chosen Strawberry Banana Muffin from Joy of Baking.  Yes it's Strawberry Banana Muffin, after looking out for strawberries a month, I gave up and thought will use cherries.
Finally I found that cherries season also finished.  I couldn't think of anything and decided to seek help with Sweet Punch.  Divya suggested me to use apple or mango, so finally it's Apple and Banana Muffin.  About these apple petals (hope it looks so ;-) ) on top, couple of days back, I remember one of  our fellow bloggers made these with a different muffin recipe.  Aw!  I have such a poor memory that I couldn't remember the person, sorry dear...

Those elegant shape immediately caught my attention, so I made those apple petals with these muffin.  Coming to the texture of the muffin, this is so great,  I loved it.  Do try it at home and enjoy with a cup of tea or even as dessert with some custard.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes
Makes 6 Muffins

Ingredients:
All purpose flour- 150 g
Sugar- 50 g
Egg- 1
Banana- 1(mashed)
Apple- 1 1/2
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
Butter- 50 g (melted)
Baking Powder- 1 tsp
Bicarbonate of soda- 1/4 tsp
Lemon juice- a squeeze

Method:
Take half of the apple, peel and chop it.  Add a knob of butter in a pan, add the chop apples and cook it until softened. Let it cool down for a while.  Take the whole apple and slice it finely with skin.  Add a knob of butter to the pan, add the sliced apples and cook until it looks soft, add a squeeze of lemon juice and take it off from heat.
Sift the flour, baking powder and soda in a large bowl, add the sugar to this mixture and mix well. Add the chopped and cooked apples to the flour mixture and mix it well to coat the apples with flour mixture. Beat the eggs, vanilla essence and banana.  Add the melted butter to it and mix it again.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir just to combine, do not overmix it, you might result in hard texture muffin.
Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.  Grease the muffin tray with butter.  Spoon the mixture into the tray.  Now comes the fun part, start making the floral shapes on top.  You can either make the floralshapes separately in a plate and then keep it on top of the muffin mixture or start arranging them in the mixture itself.  If you arrange them in the mixture itself, it bind well with the texture , but your hands get messy and bit tough.  When you arrange it on the plate and then if you fix it, it's quite easy job, but it stands out separately.
Right to make it, just take the sliced and cooked apples and start forming it like rose petals by gently folding them.  Place it on top of the mixture.  Bake the muffins in the preheated oven for 20- 25 minutes.  Carefully insert a skewer on the side to check if it's cooked.  Remove it from the oven, let it cool down for 5 minutes in the cooling rack.  Serve it while they are still warm.

Note:
If you find the floral shapes on top are bit tough, you can skip that process and make just the muffin, which is delicious on it's own.

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95 comments:

Anncoo said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe. I love how you decorated the sliced apple on top, so pretty :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Muffins look heavenly. Simply delightful.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

oh love these and the apple on the top is so pretty

Nithya said...

Beautiful looking muffins :) Totally bowled out by your presentation skills :) The apple rose on top is amazing :)

Indu said...

This looks so pretty. Really like flowers.

Junia said...

those apple rose petals are BEAUTIFUL. i love it!! what a healthy creative way to decorate. :D

Deeksha said...

Muffins look awesome dear. Very well presentation.

Mélange said...

The muffins look truly delightful.I am gone with your cute decoration..makes it tempting more !

retete- ina said...

Looks so delicious,definetly have to try this

Radhika said...

Wonderful presentation.


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Sharmilee! :) said...

Looks so beautiful like a rose exactly...yummy too

Rinku Naveen said...

WOWWWWWW!! The muffins look so beautiful. Great effort. Too good.

That Girl said...

I'm actually surprised by how long the cherry season has lasted here this year.

Shanavi said...

Muffin looks super cute with the toppings and scrumptious

Prathibha said...

Liked the idea of this when I saw in priti's post n u already implemented it..good muffins..looks yumm

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Wow!!!outstanding preparation.. Rose apple muffin looks tempting and awesome....

Biny Anoop said...

wow looks adorable...great one

Rajani said...

These look absolutely great.

Deepali said...

excellent presentation.. plz pass on some presentation tips to me as well.

Jaleela Kamal said...

very cute muffin

Ambreen said...

These look so cute & beautiful, very tempting.

Blackswan said...

Love the presentation! Well done :)

Kaveri said...

Wow...lovely muffins..love the beautiful roses

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks so so cut and great clicks!

priya ravi said...

Ur rose apple muffins are amazing especially the floral shapes made from apple slices are so cute.

Sanjeeta kk said...

Love the curly apple rose over these cute muffins!

Priti said...

That's me your forgotten fellow blogger :) ...To refresh your memory http://indiankhanna.blogspot.com/2011/08/apple-compote-financiers.html

Plateful said...

Ohh, those cakes look so cute! I'm in love with the apple petal decoration--how did you do it?!!

Vidhya said...

love the cute topping - very nice :)

Mehjabeen Arif said...

Ohh.. They look lovely.. such a pretty apple flower on top.. Love ur innovation..

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Sayantani said...

such a pretty dessert...awesome recipe.

Sadhana Valentina said...

That looks soooooo cute!

Vegetarian Zest said...

These are too pretty to be eaten. I wish that you had shown us how to arrange apple slices to form a rose.

Ramya said...

cute and yummy muffins...love the pics..

Rekha shoban said...

nice presentation n delicious muffins!!

S.Menaga said...

very cute muffin!!

Cooking Creation said...

Oh, these are super cute!

Rumana Rawat said...

Very very pretty..

Echo's Kitchen -- A Taste of Memories said...

This is very beautiful!!

Laxmi said...

Love your presentation..

Shobha said...

Nice recipe ..loved the decoration with apple slices.

spontaneous-euphoria said...

gorgeous mashallah- ramadan kareem

Renuka said...

Awesome post, love how the rose petals are not just placed on top at the end but rather baked on top. I will definitely try and make these soon. Beautiful blog.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

OMG.. the apple petals look so beautiful... awesome pics as always..
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Vimitha Anand said...

Beautifully done flavorful muffins...

Sweet Artichoke said...

This presentation is awesome! I am totally in love with your rose muffins! Soooo cute!

Uma said...

Apple muffins are wonderful. Would like to grab one.

Cheers,
Uma

cooking varieties-wan maznah said...

salam ayeesha. o i love muffins- pretty looking muffins are always very tempting- oops i am fasting now :) thanks for your visit today and many thanks for your willingness to do guest post for me :)

Saji said...

First tym at your place...happy 2 follow u

Prathima Rao said...

Gorgeous & delightful!!!!
Prathima Rao
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Gayathri Ramdas Sreekanth said...

Gorgeous looking..Apple petals are so pretty ! Next time pls do put up a step by step.. :)

ANU said...

wow very creative and love the presentation!

awesome muffins!

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Sobha Shyam said...

muffins look pretty and great, love it :), saw ur guest post at Cooking varieties..even i was confused with ur name when u sent an entry to my Proteinicious event, now i knw :)

Rosita Vargas said...

Muffins rich and beautiful, beautiful color, wonderful, hugs.

Vidhya said...

Haven't seen a muffin this beautiful.

Jess @ littlegirlbigappetite said...

How pretty!

Pavithra said...

Apple topping is awesome ...love it totally.. great clicks lovely colors. well done Ayeesha ...

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

stunningly beautiful presentation

Richa said...

those apple petals looks super pretty!

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sliceofmylyfe said...

Such a creative way of doing the muffins. They look like roses for sure.
Hope you have a smooth Ramadaan with prayers, good food and peace.

priya said...

Love ur rose apple muffins.. very cute decoration.

Kurryleaves said...

love the presentation...great job dear..looks really delicious

BeenaShylesh said...

nice presentation...........super dear

Kitchen Flavours said...

Love those tempting apple roses....muffins look yum...

Sushma Mallya said...

They look so beautiful....will try this :)

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Delicious muffins,luks perfect...

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

woww.. this is amazing..looks like a flower..

thekitchenaffaire said...

My god. its just amazing dear.. Wow.. love the decoration :D

schmetterlingwords said...

Very very cute Ayeesha. Your talent and patience speaks!! They are very beautiful dear. Wish you were here for Ramadan. Missing you sooo much!!

Luv'n Spoonfuls said...

What an absolutely lovely presentation...definitely bookmarked this one! Sounds delicious as well!

saffronstreaks said...

rose and apple muffins looks heavenly.. and loved your apple flowers on top of the muffins..looks awesome..and thanz for your tip to handle filo sheets..

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Malli said...

Such a gorgeous presentation!! The apple roses are beautiful

Baking Addict said...

The muffins look great especially with your apple rose. Amazing job!

divya said...

Looks so yummy and mouth watering

Archana said...

Love this twist. My only question is how have your apples stayed so fresh looking. Mine will surely turn black.

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Vijitha said...

Gorgeous looking muffins. Loved the decoration with apples.

CinnamonNChillies said...

This is a stunner!!!!Mindblowing!!!

Jehanne@thecookingdoctor said...

those petals look stunning, nicely done;-)

Zareena said...

Omg!!! They just look like roses on top of muffins. Lovely. Great work dear.

Roha said...

BEAUTIFUL!!

Gloria said...

Love these are beautiful and amazing! gloria!!

Sharan said...

Oh wow! That looks beautiful and delicious :)

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Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wonderful job, the muffins look super cute and sound delicious :)

Manu said...

These look so amazingly beautiful!!! Great topping idea! :-)

Sanctified Spaces said...

Absolutely gorgeous rose apple muffins.

Padhu said...

Muffins look divine and you have
decorated it with sliced apples so beautifully

chinmayie @ love food eat said...

That is one of the most beautiful muffins i have ever seen! really pretty! Such a great idea to use apple slices as rose petals.

Alpana said...

These muffins look heavenly. Going into my bookmarked folder.

alpana
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Now Serving said...

Wow these look so beautiful and delicate! Must have tasted delicious too!

Hasna said...

ths s just awesome....

Jo@jocooks said...

These muffins look adorable. And delicious too. :)

lena said...

hi ayeesha, i just remember this name when i saw in in cooking varieties blog few days ago. these are so beautiful, really love the rose decor that you made from the apple!

Roxana GreenGirl said...

those apple roses are so pretty! definitely an eye catching!
Thanks for sharing such a delicious recipe!

I Live in a Frying Pan said...

I think everyone's already said it before, but the apple petals on top of the muffins are ingenious! Irresistibly pretty.

simply.food said...

Wow these are so cute and the garnish is amazing.Do send this to create n carve sept .
http://garnishfood.blogspot.com/2011/08/create-n-crave-fruit-and-vegetable.html

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