Lemon and Mulberry Muffins

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A quick simple recipe to kick start your weekend in style – Lemon and Mulberry Muffins! This recipe is a perfect celebration of my childhood when I had bowls after bowls of mulberries. I think everyone has a unique experience and tale to share when it comes to mulberries which holds a special place in each one’s heart. A perfect summer weekend ought to start with a freshly baked lemon and mulberry muffin – delicious, healthy and summer-y!

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RECIPE

INGREDIENTS: (makes 18 mini muffins)

For the muffins:

  • 60 grams jowar flour
  • 35 grams whole wheat flour ( you can use any other flour)
  • 120 ml thick yogurt
  • 60 ml oil
  • 65 grams brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp heaped baking powder
  • 1/4 cup heaped mulberry compote

For the mulberry compote:

  • 3/4 cup fresh/ frozen mulberries
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 3 -4 tbsp water

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METHOD:

For the mulberry compote:

  • Take the mulberries, sugar and water in a bowl and let it cook on medium flame for 8 – 10 minutes. It will cook in its own juices, break down and become like a thick chunky paste
  • Once done mix in the lemon zest and allow the mixture to cool completely and set aside.

For the muffins:

  • Line a mini muffin tray with liners and keep aside. preheat your oven to 175C for atleast 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile take oil, yogurt, sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl and whisk it together.
  • Add the baking powder and baking soda into this mixture and whisk it and set aside for 4 – 5 minutes until you see bubbles on the side.
  • Add the jowar flour and whole wheat flour into this mixture and fold it gently.
  • Add milk and fold it until just incorporated. Then add lemon juice and fold the mixture.
  • Using a spoon divide the batter equally between the mini muffin liners. Fill only up to 3/4th the height.
  • Equally divide the mulberry compote between each muffin. Using a skewer make little swirls.
  • Put it into the oven to bake for 20 -22 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  • Once done, remove it from the oven, allow it to cool completely and indulge!

 

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