Monday, March 1, 2010

Vanilla Beans and Chocolate Chip Muffins

Dear All,
Wishing all my readers a very Happy and Safe Holi !!!

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I have been planning to use the bunch of Vanilla Beans I got from Switzerland from a very long time. Apart of making some Vanilla Sugar and Vanilla Essence I really wanted to bake something. Initially I thought of baking a pound cake but didnt have enough flour in hand so I turned them into mini muffins.
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What makes these mini muffins special is the fact that the I didnt follow any recipes, just mixed and matched ingredients i had on hand and BANG!! I got these wonderfully moist and sinfully delicious muffins. Oh i love the flavor of vanilla beans in them, it filled my kitchen with an aroma I have never experienced before. I am so gonna use vanilla beans in my all bakes! I wish we could get these here easily. Next on target is to make some homemade Vanilla Essence and Vanilla Sugar.

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Makes 12 muffins
Ingredients:-
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature, softened
1 egg
1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
1 vanilla bean
1 cup sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda

Procedure:-
  • Grease and flour 12 muffin moulds.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  • Sieve flour, baking powder and baking soda in a seperate bowl.
  • Split the vanilla bean from middle and remove the seeds. Mix the seeds in the milk.
  • Beat together sugar and butter until light and fluffly
  • Add in the egg and beat for another 2 mins.
  • Now mix in the flour and milk alternatively until everything is combined well.
  • Add in the chocolate chips and mix well, donot beat.
  • Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full and bake them for 15 to 20 mins until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  • Serve these warm with a glass of milk.
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Verdict?  Muffins were insanely flavorful and soft with melt in mouth texture. If you are a vanilla lover just like me you ve got to try these!

Have a wonderful week ahead!!


82 comments:

  1. something delicious..... aashamsakal.....

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  2. Wish you & your family a very happy holi parita, now u can enjoy this festival as much as u can isnt it...vanilla been cupcakes sounds wonderful and i love the flavour too...using fresh ones is really a nice idea and it looks very pretty too

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  3. the muffins look lovely and spongy.

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  4. These muffins look fabulous! Ooh, I wish I could take a bite! :)

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  5. wow!!cute and perfect muffins!!delicious parita..

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  6. oh, I just love cooking with fresh vanilla beans! they are great, aren't they! The muffins look delicious, looking forward to your vanilla essence/sugar recipes.

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  7. Wow lovely crumbly fragrant muffins. love the touch of Holi in your colourful paper cups.vry happy Holi to you too dear.

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  8. Fresh vanilla is always great. I can gobble up a couple of those for breakfast. Yum!!

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  9. the muffins look just delicious

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  10. Slurp!!!fantastic and droolworthy muffins, my fav!

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  11. Seriously, the aroma of a vanilla bean is unmatched! I too have some lying around - you just reminded me to use them up!

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  12. Aw! I love this muffin! It's cute! May I have one pwease? :3

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  13. Happy Holi to u and ur family!!
    have a great time :)
    Vanilla beans great to bake with ...and can imagine the pure deep aroma...truly mouthwatering :)
    Good looking muffins there dearie ;)the pics look heavenly!!
    TC

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  14. beautiful muffins...with vanilla beans..am sure it would have a wonderful flavour..

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  15. The muffins look so cute Parita..wow..you baked them without following any recipe..way to go.They've come out so well too..lovely!!

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  16. These Muffins look so cute,spongy n yumm:) I love the vanilla flavour:)
    Happy Holi to you n your family Parita!

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  17. hey thats so gorgeous looking muffin..so good..love the quick recipe..
    btw we do get Vanilla beans in Dorabjee's..do try.

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  18. Soft and lovely muffin, great presentation too....

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  19. Wow,muffins looking great! love the muffin cups so much ,colourful!

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  20. Soft and perfect, Parita!The combination of Vanilla bean and choc chip sounds so divine!!I did not know you could get Vanilla bean in India..One of my friends was looking for that a couple of months bk..Where do you get it?

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  21. Beautiful and so so moist and yumm.

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  22. With some icing they could easily pass off as cup cakes. Looks really good.

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  23. I have been wanting to have some plain old vanilla cake for a while now ... and you come up with these. :-) Feel like picking up one.

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  24. Looks like I missed couple of your posts...sorry for that...will check back later....and these muffins looks very inviting...feels like grabbing them out from screen...

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  25. Yummy and soft muffins,my fav tooo

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  26. The muffins look delicious and chocolate chips are always a welcome addition :)

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  27. Happy Holi deary!!!
    Cute and yummy muffins

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  28. Nice pics! I simply love chocolate chip muffins!

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  29. I agree Vanilla beans totally fills up the aroma....yummy:)

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  30. Happy Holi...these look so cute..loved the addition of vanilla beans !

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  31. Happy holi to you too Parita... muffins look so soft and moist... just loved it.... this is my son's most fav.

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  32. So delicious and tempting! Mmmhhh...

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  33. The muffins sound so good with vanilla & chocolate chips! Yum!

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  34. Muffins sounds so delicious...cobination of flavours..

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  35. Hey buddy.. this sounds so yummy.. :) I am loving it. your muffin cups look so cute. Nice photography :)

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  36. Happy Holi Parita!
    The muffins are beautiful and lovely pictures too. I can see the chips peeking from inside. Must have been awesome to bite into them.

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  37. HAppy holi Parita... The cupcakes are looking so cute and lovely way to celebrate holi!!!

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  38. Wishing you a wonderful Holi as well !! At my end, Holi at Basel without you :) was not a holi at all. just turned out to be one more working day apparently without any difference just that I reached office at 2 pm. :P
    It seems I am getting away from my old traditions that i used to cherish a lot. Looking at ur colorful dishes (amazing photographs,i must say) reminds me of those golden days.. hope u understand what i mean.. :)
    Wishing you again the best holi and keep posting such delicious recipes!! Cheers...

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  39. Happy Holi!
    I feel like grabing one of this cuties :)

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  40. Wish you a Happy Holi Parita :) I too love the flavor from vannila beans...those muffins must have tasted awesome!

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  41. Wow..they look so cute and delicious!!

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  42. Happy Holi to u n ur family!! so delicious muffins! jst perfect..

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  43. oh these look absolutely awesome!!

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  44. Wat abeautiful click!!! Looks yumm!!

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  45. They look spongy. Lovely click Pari !! Happy Holi !!

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  46. that was nice and tasty muffin...

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  47. Looks so good. It is so moist and fluffy. With vanilla beans I can feel the aroma from here....

    Pavithra
    www.dishesfrommykitchen.com

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  48. Hi. Hope you had a great holi and enjoyed the long weekend too.
    The muffins look too good and with fresh vanilla beans must have had awesome flavour.

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  49. Mmmm...they look so moist!

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  50. Love the aroma of baking anything which has vanilla.Urs look so soft and spongy

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  51. Dear parita
    I feel great that you visited my blog, I mean I am honored because you are one of the best bloggers
    In fact I must tell you that long back , I had made your egg palnt marinara sauce for my vege guests ( I used fusili instead of farfale thought), It was a total party sell out..
    So you are in basel? I recall once I had landed ( In 1987) at Basel on my way to Frieburg In germany and then had gone to Black forest area
    Planning to go to Zurich this weekend
    Have a nice week

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  52. A very happy holi to you, Parita! These muffins look divine with the flavor of vanilla and the chocolate chips!

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  53. anything that has chocolate chips is my kind of dessert :)...love the clcik

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  54. I am waiting for your next post ;-)

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  55. Ooooo these little muffins are so pretty! Save! Thank-you!

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  56. Great flavors for a lovely muffin!

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  57. Classic combination of vanilla pod and chocolate! I am very sure that the muffins taste great.

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  58. Drooling drooling drooling....
    How can one watch calories when such a treat lies in front of eyes :)

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  59. Wonderful...We have vanilla bean back at home in Kerala :-)This is a great way to make use of them...

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  60. Muffin looks really soft and spongy dear. I'm gonna surely try this vanilla yummies:)

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  61. You have a very beautiful blog Parita. Thanks for stopping by my spot. Else I wouldn't have known about your fabulous spot! Lovely!

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  62. Happy Holi, dear....looks yummmmilious.

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  63. It is so wonderful that you come up with your own recipe Parita. You are indeed talented. Loved the muffins.

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  64. can't wait to see you venturing vanilla in v. essence! these muffins sound so wonderful!

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  65. Hi Parita!! Greta to come across your blog!! Yummy muffins and professional pics here!!

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  66. WOw, wat a click parita.. Muffins look gr8.U rock !!

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  67. that look really moist.... beautiful pics...

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  68. What a yumm cake!! I love cupcake and muffins. Fresh frm the beans Vanilla would surely add the zing!

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  69. I love the aroma of vanilla and I use it all the time, but I've never bought the beans because, frankly, they seem to expensive. I love how pretty your upside-down muffins look, and I can almost smell their deliciousness...

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  70. wow..must have tasted yum....tell me instead of egg can i use dahi or oil..n how much in quantity..?? tell me wheredo u get these muffin cups..in pune..??

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  71. instead of egg can i use oil or btter n dahi..?? n how much..??

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