2008. március 8., szombat

Coconut Carrot Muffins


My first post in English :)

And the reason behind: a special bloggers’ event, organized by Zorra, for International Women’s Day. The task: cook or bake something yellow, take photos and write about it.

As soon as I’ve read that, I knew what I was going to write about: those delicious muffins, which are bright yellow in the inside, and which I baked a few weeks ago to "celebrate" my new baking tins. (I’ve already published a post about it in Hungarian.)

Originally, the recipe is for a potcake, but the dough can also be baked as muffins. It is by György Kaldeneker, a Hungarian chef, who publishes lots of great recipes on the Internet (thank you, Gyuri, keep up the habit :). This one is from here, with a video in which he shows how to prepare it. Since I do health food, I've used wholemeal flour instead of regular white flour, and a smaller amount of honey instead of sugar.

Recipe: Coconut Carrot Muffins


2 big carrots, grated (cca. 250-300 g)
a pinch of salt

60 g honey (or to taste, use a bit more if you have a sweet tooth)
grated rind of 1 lemon
4 eggs
200 ml cooking oil (olive or sunflower)

200 g wholemeal flour, sifted (or 280 g white flour; the wholemeal flour takes up more liquid)
10 g baking powder
100 g shredded coconut


Peel the carrots and grate them into a large mixing bowl. Add the salt, honey, lemon rind, eggs, oil and mix well. Mingle the flour, the baking powder and the shredded coconut in another bowl, then add it to the carrot mix, and stir them together with a wooden spoon. Pre-heat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius. Oil the baking tins, sprinkle them with flour, then portion out the batter (it makes 24 medium-sized muffins). Put into the pre-heated oven, and bake for 20 minutes. To check whether it’s done, insert a toothpick and if it comes out clean, the cake is ready. Serve warm or cold, with tea or fruit juice. Ideal for holidays (Easter is coming! :), or just for a Sunday afternoon tea...

My suggestion for music: 'Yellow Submarine' by The Beatles. Enjoy :)

2 megjegyzés:

zorra írta...

Lovely muffins and now I can't get the song out of my mind. ;-)

Thank you for your participation in IWD.

Cakelaw írta...

Fantastic - healthy muffins cointaining carrots! BTW, Your muffin pan is so cute with those little daisy shapes.


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