Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Eggless Baking : Chocolate Applesauce Muffin for breakfast on a very Crucial Day

Importance of today's Cricket Match(march/30/2011) : it's a crucial match, SEMI-FINAL for WORLD CUP & played between two Cricket Crazy Nations India and Pakistan, lots of emotions and politics goes in this. Lots of pressure on both the team all important leaders including Prime Ministers of both countries are watching it.

Last Match Day(March/24/2011) : scene from my house explained here in my previous post.
Today (March/25/2011) : my day started at little before 6 A.M.....he's again missing from the bed, I can hear some voices coming from the other part of the house, but this time I'm lazily staying in the bed for a while & finally decided to come out & here goes our conversation....

me : what's the score
he : 77 for ?? balls(he did told me exact balls but i don't remember it now when I'm typing it after 45 minutes), run rate is very good 7.??(again I forgot)
me : kaun khel raha hai???(which team is playing) u want chai(tea)???
he : India, aab chup ho ja yaar bara sahi match chal raha hai.....(Please be quite now honey, it's very good match going on, (remember in the last post he called me honey...well in hindi the way we talk, yaar would come in the category of honey only)

after sometime....
me : in Delhi roads must be quite right brother told me in many neighbourhoods large T.V screens have been installed & it's kind of a holiday.
he(no talking) : picked up the phone, called his Dad.....sharing some cricket talk
me(no talking) : started working on my post.....I tried to open multiple pages &
he : kya yaar(honey) what r u doing it's slowing down my match here(we r watching it on Internet)....can't U work on one page only.....

after some time he went to do his brush & OMG!! Pakistan took 3rd Indian wicket(Kohli) rate is also 5.57 & another sad news Yuvraj got out on his first ball :-((.....I ran towards him almost screaming, came back comes Dhoni & that reminds me of a movie I saw last month "HATRICK" it's a bollywood movie(it's interesting movie to see, if you haven't seen) showing how cricket plays an important role in different peoples life and commentator is also talking if it's gonna be a HATRICK ball....means 3 players out in 3 continuous balls...but thank god...NO it's not....

he was out of the room when 2 above players got out.....
he : kya yaar I just went out aur do wickets chale gaye(I was out for a minute & 2 players out what??)
me : U sit here & U r not moving out of this area.....Oh Yes! we Indians do have lot of superstitions when it comes to CRICKET.

After few minutes he went to the kitchen to make tea for himself.....& I hear Pakistani team cheering....No..No...NO, not because my husband is making tea for himself....but because....
me: OMG!!!! sachin gaya
he : are nahi yaar(no), catch miss ho gayi....sachin is saved 3rd time....
me : U come back, right now....sit on this chair, don't go anywhere(remember superstitions).....I'll make tea, U want it with ginger...

SCORE : 185/4 (time : 7:37 A.M EST U.S.A)

Just in case if U guys are thinking that don't they have anything else to for the records, I'm usually not this crazy or in fact not crazy at all for sports but it's India Vs Pakistan....U can't miss this.....this time hubby dear is lucky as he had some odd hour(midnight) official stuff going on with his companies international offices and again some meetings lined up in the morning so he's working from home & it was all set on Monday only so no guessing work for me.....I told Kiddo to buy lunch from school, for snack she's taking home made applesauce.
For breakfast I made some Eggless, Low fat, whole wheat applesauce cupcakes/muffins yesterday only, and yes  chocolate flavour.....they are good at their own, use of applesauce & vinegar make them soft from inside but I suggest having them with some tea/coffee or milk as they are low in fat and also half of the flour is whole wheat, which makes them little dry. It's a healthy & tasty treat, perfect for breakfast.

What I used :
Dry Ingredients :
  • 3/4 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup atta(wholewheat flour)
  • 4 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon powder
  • pinch of salt
Wet Ingredients :
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce(recipe here but now I pressure cook, one whistle on low)
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup regular sugar
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoon of milk
 Other Ingredients
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar(regular kind can be used)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
quick Info : India done with their set for other team :261 runs, fingers crossed as this is not a very high target for the opposite team......time for break....hubby dear is lucky today as India's turn got over just 5 minutes before his meeting start....

What I did for muffins :
  1. Sift together all the dry ingredients.
  2. In another bowl mix all the wet ingredients
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet in 3-4 parts, mixing thoroughly making sure no lumps are there, I prefer to use whisk her(manual to electronic mixer).
  4. Add vinegar & vanilla.Mix.
  5. Fill in the prepared pans. Bake at 350 degree.
  6. This batter should yield U 12 regular size muffins, but I could not decide which pan to bake them in as I wanted mini muffins but batter was more then I needed for them, so here's what I baked from this batter:  12 mini muffins, baked for 14 minutes . 6 regular size muffins, baked for 17 minutes. 1 small 4 inch round cake, baked for 24 minutes.
  7. Once they were cool I brushed them with melted butter & decked up with come sprinkles.
Note : If U are new to baking I really suggest sticking with one kind of pan at a time in the oven as different pans mean different timings & that mean opening the oven again & again, which is not a good thing, but luckily all the muffins/cake came out good.


sangeeta said...

ha ha...Delhi sky is illuminated with firecrackers right now and it feels almost like diwali ...(diwali feels awful BTW with too much of firecrackers)...

Liked this applesauce muffins , there is certainly something going on with the wavelength ...i made an applesauce and oats cookies yesterday...

Rita said...

Good Luck!
These area so pretty!love applesauce muffins and you just made them even better.

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks delicious they look v pretty:)

tasteofbeirut said...

These little cakes look so light and delightful; glad to hear from you, it has been awhile! :)
Take care, Joumana

Priya said...

Those muffins looks gorgeous and absolutely healthy,would love to have for my breakfast..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Well almost same kind of scenario happened at my place too. It all started when Sehwag trounced Gul for 5 fours :-) My hubby told me not to move at all till indian innings is over !! :-)
I loved you healthy version of chocolate muffins. Looks gorgeous

Hamaree Rasoi

Suman Singh said...

Muffins are my weakness!This is such a great recipe..It truly looks delicious n yummy!

Champa said...

OMG, I am laughing out so hard. My husband is even worse. I cannot even open my mouth when he is watching cricket. And all his dad does is call and ask for the score from time to time. If someone plays badly, they are gone. Lot of accusations. This is my FIL who does it more than my husband. I don't like any sports so I walk away.