When I was making a whole lot of chocolate-based muffins, I thought I might as well bake one batch of vanilla muffins. How much can I keep alternating with just chocolate or cocoa powder? When I told this to Chinnu, he said with a stern voice that he would not eat it as it's not brown. I asked him why he should think so, he simply said he won't touch as it's not brown. And he kept up his word. We finished it off among ourselves. When I think about Vanilla cake, I am always reminded of my college days when I was on a baking spree. I used to bake so many different varieties and my friends used to love dropping by. It was also a time when I didn't bother much about baking with eggs, even though I wasn't eating it. I simply used to bake and share with others. Somehow now I won't want to spend time baking a cake with egg when I won't eat it. I guess a lot of this thought has to do with age. As we grow older, we end up getting attached to a certain way of thinking.
A lot of things end up being that way. For example, I have never tasted a meat-based Biryani. When I was eating meat, Biryanis were not that famous. The only version that Amma used to make was the Nawabi Chicken Biryani and I vividly remember it being out of the world. We still get the same feedback even today. I don't miss not having tasted, it's simply a fact, the final note. Certain things will never happen, the finality in that thought is amazing. Well I know I end up with such poignant thoughts at this time of the year. However with a funny face forward for much more to come!
Baking time: 13 - 15 mins
Eggless Vanilla Cupcake
All-purpose flour - 1 cup
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Butter - 2 tbsp
Powdered sugar - 2 -3 tbsp
Milk - 1/2 cup
Vinegar - 1 tsp
Vanilla essence 1 tsp
Chocolate chips - opt
Chocolate sauce to drizzle over the top (opt)
How to bake Vanilla Muffin
Shift the flour with baking powder and keep it aside.
In a bowl, take the butter and cream it well with sugar.
Add the flour mix along with the milk and vinegar alternating both.
Pour into a lined muffin tray and bake in a preheated oven at 185 C for 13 - 15 mins.
Allow it to cool over a wire rack before serving warm.
You can add chocolate chips for extra flavoring. Else glaze it with chocolate sauce.