Fruit Muffin and Fruit Bun

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Next in the Bake-o-thon comes Fruit Muffin and Fruit Bun for the letter F. I had made Muffins last week and had bookmarked these bread as well. So I wanted to bake both. So here I have both almost similar ingredient proportions, but one using baking powder and soda, while the yeast was used in the bread. 
When Rajani had made those Fruit Bread, I had wanted to make them myself. So here an adaption of the same with slight changes and makes an interesting snack for kids.

Fruit Buns

Ingredients Needed:


All purpose Flour – 1 cup
Yeast – 1/2 tsp
Warm water- 1/2 cup
Sugar – 1/2 tsp
Raisins – 2 tbsp
Tutti Frutti – 2 tsp
Cranberries – 1 tsp
Caster Sugar – 2 tbsp
Butter – 2 tsp
Ground Ginger – a pinch
Salt – a pinch

How to bake the fruit Bun

Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water and leave aside for 10 minutes to foam up.

In a big bowl, add the flour, salt and ground ginger. Rub in the butter with your finger tips till you get a crumb like consistency. Add the caster sugar and mix well.

Then add the yeast mixture. Bring everything together into a dough and knead for 10 minutes till you get a smooth elastic ball consistency.

Place this in a clean, well oiled bowl. Cover and leave to rest for an hour or so, until the dough doubles in size.

Take out the dough, add the fruits and knead for a couple minutes until its all incorporated well. With the flour I used I got about 3 balls. Place and leave to rise for about 40 minutes, until it doubles up in size.

Preheat the oven to 200C and bake the bread for 15 minutes until its golden in color.

Now top the bread with 2 tsp milk. Bake again for 2 mins.

Fruit Muffins

Ingredients Needed:

Flour – 1 cup
Corn Flour – 1 tbsp
Icing Sugar – 3/4 cup
Baking Soda – 1 tsp
Baking powder – 1/2 tsp
Condensed Milk – 2 tbsp
Orange Juice – 2 tbsp
Cranberries, Raisins, Tutti Frutti – ½ cup

Curds/ Yogurt – 1/2 cup
Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 2 tbsp
Butter – 2 tsp
Milk – 1 – 2 tbsp / as required
Chocolate Chips – 2 tbsp
Vanilla Essence – ½ tsp

Muffin Liners – 6 nos

How to make the muffins:

Line the muffin moulds with the liners and keep it aside.

Sift the dry ingredients in a bowl.

Melt the butter, beat the curds. Add the butter, olive oil and curds to the dry ingredients.

Add the fruits, orange juice and combine everything well. Add milk as required to make the batter loose.

Using a spoon into the mould.

Gently mix in well. Don’t beat at this stage.

Pre heat the oven at 185 degree C.

Bake at 185 degree C for 30 minute. Don’t check for done ness until the first 20 mins.

Use a toothpick to see if the muffins are done. Insert the stick in the center and if it comes out clean, it’s done.

Once the full time is done, allow it to cool in the oven for 5 mins, then remove and cool outside for a while.

This joins my Cake Mela as well.


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