Friday, 14 August 2009

Mango Hearts and Mango Muffins for the Anniversary


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This anniversary I wanted to make something with Mango for S. I was not sure what to make and I was generally looking into my kitchen accessories which I was yet to use, and I landed upon this hearts plate which I had picked during my trip to Nepal. I was genuinely happy looking at those hearts and thought ‘nothing can be better than giving a heart shaped cake’.

S had gone out for an hour and with the kids in school I had an hour in hand. I picked up a simple recipe which I had noted down from recipezaar sometime back. I made the cake batter ready in a jiffy and put it in my “Hearts’ and realized I was left with a lot more batter…panic …panic. As it is I was short of time and now this problem, somehow my brain worked and I picked up the muffin cups and poured the batter in them. And boy, I was grinning at myself, now I had hearts and muffins to offer (blessing in disguise). I patted myself on the shoulder and pushed the moulds in the oven and then waited impatiently for my Hearts to get baked. The smell of mangoes was getting filled in my kitchen and I was admiring the hearts ‘swelling up’ in the oven …as if they were getting filled with all my love!

After baking and cooling the Hearts I dusted them with some icing sugar and they just looked lovely on the dish, ready to be gifted, just before S was back home.


Ingredients for the Cake

1/2 cup mango pureed

1 cup milk

1 cup sugar

1 egg/ 1 tsp egg replacer mixed in 3tbsp water

1/4 cup oil

1 tsp mango essence

2 cups APF

4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

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Method

Sift the flour with baking pwd and salt.

Grind the sugar.

Beat together all liquids- oil, egg/ egg replacer,essence and the milk.

Fold in the dry ingredients gradually and then mix in with light hands the mango puree.

Grease the moulds and bake the cake at 190 C for 25 mins and the muffins at 180 C for an hour.

Insert a tooth pick, and if it comes out clean the cake is done. But, I have observed in all fruit cakes involving purees, a light moistness of the puree will come on the tooth pick even after the cake’s done. Only after cooling it does not stick.

Bake the cake and muffins till you get a nice golden brown colour.

Cool the cake and then unmould after running a knife through the edges. Dust with icing sugar and serve with ‘loads of love’.

The cake turned out very soft and moist. It simply melted in the mouth. It was worth all the stress and panic that I went through in that hour.

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cooking for kids logo Sending this as my entry for Cooking for Kids- evening snacks hosted by Divya of Dil Se and is the brain child of Sharmi of Naivedyam. These muffins are very healthy as they are made with fresh fruits and filling too.
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25 comments:

Purva Desai said...

First of all wishing you Happy Anniversay....

This looks gorgeous...I am sure these Mango hearts will melt 'S''s heart :)

Lets celebrate Janmashtami and Ganesh Chaturthi by participating in Festive food Events....For more details kindly follow the below mentioned link

http://purvasdaawat.blogspot.com/2009/08/announcing-krishna-and-ganesh-chaturthi.html

Nithya said...

This looks absolutely yummy.. :) I am turning into a kid right now.. I badly want to taste it..yummm..

Preeti Kashyap said...

they look so yummmm ... my husband loves mangoes...i should give this a try

Vaishali said...

How adorable are those! What a thoughtful gesture for the person you love, Pari.

Parita said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! Mango muffins look grt, perfect way to celebrate!

Divya Vikram said...

Great and cute way to celebrate an anniversary! Thanks for sending it for the event!

Shri said...

Congratulations on your anniversary,Pari!The hearts look very cute!I am sure the kids will complete them in no time!

Sanghi said...

Yummy muffins dear! HAppy anniversary!!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Happy anniversary. Cute lovely hearts.

lata raja said...

Happy anniversary(or should it be belated anniversary wishes?) Mango hearts must have vanished in no time I'm sure. They look delicious.

Padma said...

Happy Anniverdary Pari !!!!
Nice way to celebrate with these mango delights, they look yumm :)

Ashu said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! Mangi hearts and muffins sound romantic!!! And they look amazingly tempting..yummo!

Katy ~ said...

Happy anniversary! These are a delightful, romantic token of your love! I have never used mango in cooking, only eaten it plain, so this recipe is very interesting to me. I am going to save this to try one day; I use other fruits in cooking, but mangoes are still considered a bit "exotic" in my area (we are very slow to try new things or even ideas sometimes!!) and mangoes can be hard to find. Usually when I go through the cashier's line, I am asked what the fruit is!

You have a lovely, lovely blog. The words you write are like music. I read a little bit yourself when you received your award, and you are so interesting and talented and have many gifts. I see that you are suffering from a lingering mysterious fever and I hope that you are well soon.

I am very pleased to make your acquaintance and I shall visit with you here often!

En Samaiyal said...

Happy Anniversry wishes ......Mango muffin & hearts looks delicious.......wanna to try it soon......

Srivalli said...

Happy anniversay..and thos muffins are so lovely!

Nandini said...

Happy Anniversary! Those hearts look cute and lovely! It'll surely melt hearts!

Divya Kudua said...

Belated anniversary wishes..Mango hearts look so cute..:)

Priti said...

Happy Anniversay...looks cute and perfect

Shama Nagarajan said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY.........NICE MUFFINS

Pari said...

Thanks, all of u for all the good wishes. They mean a lot to me.

Karine said...

It looks so cuate! And delicious too :)

sangeeta said...

wishing you a happy anniversary and the hearts n muffins were a real treat for sure..
the akki roti i have never tried but it looks very similar to the maharashtrian thalipeeth....i love any thing which looks like dosa, chilla or thalipeeth he he...

( sorry for twin commenting..he he..saving my efforts)

Springbird said...

First time to ur blog...saw ur entry in cooking for kids and liked it a lot.

Vrinda said...

Looks so cute...

sulagna ™ said...

pari you have to help me out..i have an LG microwave in which all my cake baking is attempted...as per the manual i am supposed to let the pre heat mode on,then put in the batter for 25-30 minutes... somehow my cake is soggy in the centre..why oh why :( :(

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