Browsing internet is very useful. It gives you ideas of other people and also how other people are going about.
I was pleasantly surprised to note that people use fruit sauces in lieu of fats and eggs. For example pumpkin sauce, apple sauce etc are used in lieu of eggs and fat since they provide the necessary moisture.
Time to experiment.
So I decided to give it a try.
Unsweetened Apple Sauce :
Take an apple, Peel it. Remove core and chop in slices
Pour in water and cover it
Keep checking , if the water is less add more.
Boil the apples till done. Remove from fire and blend them into puree
Take a cup of corn flour
take a cup of Maida
half a tea spoon full of salt
half a tea spoon full of baking soda
and whisk to mix thoroughly.
take 40 gms of butter
Melt the butter in oven
and pour it in another bowl
add a quarter cup of the apple sauce [ Apple sauce is substitute for fat and egg, otherwise we would have used two eggs and 110 gms of butter]
add a quarter cup of powdered sugar
add a quarter cup of sweet and hot Thai Suace. [ We substituted it for honey to make the muffins more tangy. The sauce contains sugar,red chiili, vinegar and garlic]
and whisk to mix
Meanwhile de seed six green chilies and chop them finely. Put the chopped chilies into the mix
and add a beaten egg
add a cup of buttermilk
mix and add the wet mixture to the flour mix
and fold the mix
Oil the muffin trays. Though these are non-stick trays, we still oiled them.
and pour the batter into muffin cups
Garnish the batter with green chilli ring
and put them in the pre-heated oven at 180 C
and bake for 20 minutes
This is what you would see after 20 minutes
a close up
and enjoy with sweet and hot sauce.
Lessons Learnt :
- The batter should be little more wet.
- We should let the batter rest for about half an hour, so that the corn meal soaks in the moisture well.