All posts tagged: Teaspoon

Strawberry Velvet Cupcakes-Very berry Delicious

Mom could you bake a Red velvet cakes was dear sons request last week.Actually he’s been after me to bake one for quite some time.I’ve been trying hard to stay off the sugar fix but the sweet tooth was victorious again. Mmmm Strawberries…delicious just as they are on warm summer days.I’m reminded of our berry picking visits while we lived in Toronto the past seven years.Warm summer afternoons spent at these strawberry farms.Walking through expansive fields of strawberries…looking for the brightest and the ripest ones to pick.Now I have seen some fields that seem to grow strawberries on our road trips to Fujairah and Oman.Though not sure if they would welcome strawberry pickers.So ofcourse settled for some store-bought ones. So  got down to browsing some recipes for Red Velvet cakes.There were so many versions and all looked great.However they all used Red food colouring which I’m not too fond of.I wanted to skip using the food colouring all together,when my son butted in and said”That batter hardly looks red” I’ve just added a dash and have substituted by using …

Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

I would like to call them Sinful Cinnamon Muffins…They are simply amazing and oh so moist.What I love about them is the texture which is more like a coffee cake than a muffin. These are spiced just right.I love the crunchy streusel…especially with the addition of the chopped walnuts that give it that nice crunch. A good tip would be to add some of the streusel in the middle of the muffin batter as well.Also the addition of honey gives it a nice gooey texture. These muffins are quite a hit with my family and I bake them quite often.I enjoyed baking them and hope you will give them a try INGREDIENTS: 2 Cups all-purpose flour  3/4 cup white sugar   2 teaspoons baking powder   1/2 teaspoon salt   1/3 cup vegetable oil    1/2 cup orange juice    1/2 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract   2 eggs           DIRECTIONS:  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12 cup muffin tin, or line with paper liners.    In a BOWL stir …