~ Happy New Year 2012 ~
Little Food Junction wishes all its readers a very
happy & prosperous new year .
When it comes to spreading joy among your loved ones ,
there is no better way to do it than with flowers.
Spread the joy of the new year with these quick n
easy fruity floral muffin toppers. Kids would surely
love to ring in the new year with a bang n these
little sweet treats ...
Say it with flowers !!!
Muffin (recipe below)topped with a jam cookie ( Britannia
Treat Jim Jam) on a skewer , green apple wedges (for
leaves), red apple flower, & choco chips.
Apple , Carrot & Ragi Muffins
Ingredients- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, 1/4 cup all purpose
flour (maida) 1/2 cup ragi flour ( finger millet ) ,1/2 cup powdered
sugar, 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup chopped apple,1/4 cup grated carrot
,pinch nutmeg, pinch cinnamon powder, 1/2 tsp grated ginger ,
1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce ,3 tsp oil/butter, 1 egg,
pinch of soda, pinch of salt , a handful
of dry fruits coarsly ground (raisins , almonds & walnuts).
Method- Sift together the dry ingredients . Whisk the egg along with
other wet ingredients . Mix in the apple , carrot & nuts . Do not
over-mix or the muffins will be tough. Pour the batter in a silicon cups
& bake at 180C for 20-25 mins.
Tip- Carrots can be substituted with pumpkin / zucchini .
Use boiled & mashed apples to substitute applesauce.
For a more nutty flavor do not grind nuts.
Ragi can be substituted with powdered oats.