Thursday, September 20, 2012

Mystical Orange

~ Mystical Orange ~ 

“Orange is one of God's favorite colors--- He stuck it right 
there between red and yellow as the second color in the 
rainbow. He decorates entire forests with shades of 
orange every autumn. It shows up in sunrises at the start 
of the day, sunsets at the end of the day, and in the glow
 of the moon at the right time of night.”
                                                                  ― Reggie Joiner

Orange is the color of power , it is the color of the warmth
 and  power of sun.  This vibrant mix  of red and  yellow is 
believed to have tremendous powers to boost and  stimulate 
enthusiasm and  creativity.The flamboyant orange of ripe
 oranges and juicy carrots are a perfect way to spice up the 
life and cravings, and a hint of either or both 
is perfect to pamper our taste buds too.  

My family is a great fan of oranges thus on a recent visit to 
the nearby local market I picked up some. Most pleased our 
palates as fruit, fresh  juice and  mocktail (paired some fresh 
juice with club soda  and  a pinch of sea salt  to accompany 
the decadent dessert I had baked and decorated  for a friends
 birthday ) a  few were kept aside  to bake some muffins .

 I just love the spicy aroma of the orange peels , it adds
 a lovely zing to the baked delights and also make the  hands 
smell just so heavenly !!! . 

~ Carrot Orange Muffins ~

1/2 all purpose flour ( maida), 1/2 cup whole wheat flour ( atta), 
1/2 cup sugar , 1 egg , 1/2 tsp baking powder , 2 tbsp olive oil , 
4 tbsp orange juice, 1 tbsp honey ,2 tsp freshly grated orange zest , 
1 cup grated carrots , pinch each of salt and  baking 
soda, a few raisins / nuts.

In a large bowl combine flours, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt .
Whisk egg in a separate bowl, mix in orange juice, honey , zest and oil .
Gently mix in the wet ingredients to the dry. Fold in raisins and shredded
carrots . Spoon batter in muffin cups and bake at 180C for 20- 22
 mins or till toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. 


  1. Wow, soo spectacular!!!! the picture are incredible! The food looks amazing!

  2. These are absolutely gorgeous !! Need to try soon.

  3. Ohh !! First timeon your blog and fallen in love with the colours. Very nice way you have embedded all these photos with the write up..

    Glad to be a follower.. :)

  4. Your blog is just Awesome. Wonderful images and awesome recipes. Glad to be a follower.

  5. Thanks for the kind words Amarendra. It was a pleasure going thru ur lovely blog too !!!

  6. Awesome clicks and useful stuff.

  7. It’s a lip smacking platter

  8. oh this si sooooo yummmmyy!
    yes the snaps are excellent too!

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