Do You Know The Muffin Man

The last month or so have been unlike a previous few.

They have been rather eventful in my otherwise boring life.

No, I’m not pregnant.

I have been doing a lot of things that I love.A whole month of traveling( will tell you about that in another looong post) and Reading( I’m sure the many book reviews Ive been posting are testimony to that) .And have also been doing some writing for an online news magazine that keeps me busy all day.

Also got the news that we may be posted out of Goa to my hometown Kochi, soon.I’m still trying to decide if I’m disappointed or happy. I’m certainly not doing an impromptu tap dance . I love Goa. I have so many happy memories. Its where M and I made our first home. I love my life here.Kochi is not too bad. I have my parents living there which means I will have a lot more time to myself. But after living in the quiet happiness of a place like Goa, even the thought of the crazy roads and noise of Kochi(I’m making it sound like a bustling metropolis- which its NOT) gives me a headache.

Anyway I do have a few more months in Goa…so I’m not going to do too much thinking. What I will do is share this lovely gem of a recipe that I found on Aparna’s blog. .

Strawberry Muffin

( 8 muffins)

1 cup all purpose flour

3/4 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup granulated sugar*

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup strawberries, chopped into medium sized chunks

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup oil

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract


Mix the flours, sugar, baking powder and salt lightly. Add the strawberries to the flour mixture and mix until the strawberries are coated with the flour.

In another bowl, lightly beat the egg, vanilla extract, milk and oil together. Add this to the strawberry-flour mixture and very gently mix together, in a folding motion, about 4 or 5 times.

Do not over stir. It is OK if the batter is lumpy slightly floury. Grease your muffin tins/ cups and divide the batter equally between them, so that each one is about 2/3rds full.

Bake at 190C for about 25 minutes till the muffins are done and lightly golden brown on top. Cool for 10 minutes, unmould them and cool completely on a rack.

Baking Powder on Foodista

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  1. This will be a terrific web site, would you be interested in doing an interview regarding how you developed it? If so e-mail me!

  2. sarita

     /  August 3, 2011

    found you blog while net surfing
    I made muffins on saturday last whit dried strawberry
    I am looking for recipe for – orange chocolate chip muffins
    unable to find anthing suitable
    would be grateful if you can help


  3. Hello! I found this blog in Foodista and followed it here. This is a lovely blog and awesome Strawberry Muffin recipe. By the way you can place more Foodista widget in your past and future blogs so that other Foodista readers can follow and see your blog too. Just search for a related recipe or food in Foodista and use its widget. I hope to read more from you. Cheers!

  4. Love the bits of strawberry peeking out!

  5. Muffins look yumm Sheba!! Relocating does make one feel uncomfortable, but then, change is the only constant..All the best!!

  6. Mmmm…love it. I love fruits in desserts. Makes it colourful and taste delicious…healthier too 🙂

  7. Goa is lovely..and so are your muffins.

  8. wow these muffins love wonderful great for summer

  9. These muffins looks great!

  10. Thanks for sharing! They look lovely and delicioso! If you don’t mind, I would like to guide Foodista readers to this post.Just add the foodista widget for baking powder to the end of this post and it's all set,

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  11. beautifully presented…very pretty muffins

  12. Thank you for visiting me and thank you for the recipe. I love to try new ones! I love your blog. I’ll be back for another visit!

  13. looks so delicious

  14. These are gorgeous photos of gorgeous muffins. Thanks for sharing them. They look perfect for summer when berries are in season.

  15. you know we have been working hard to move somewhere near to family as they need us with them. but we are still in a same dilemma. Bangalore is so quite and the standard of living here is so much better than Kolkata. so am not sure whether should I congratulate you on your move? But S wherever you are make sure that you blog as I love to read your well written posts. also please let me know the news mag that you are writing for. you can mail me at

    the muffins look tempting. I never tried muffins as dont know where to get muffin liners.

    • s

       /  July 1, 2010

      Sayantani..In our case it wasn’t a decision we got to make. It was made for us! anyway Im sure the best decision will be taken.
      Muffin liners are available in any big provision store. Its available here in Goa so theres no reason why they wont be available elsewhere..
      Will mail you ok…

  16. Dear Sheba – Moves are always stressful. Baking gorgeous strawberry muffins are not!

    Gorgeous texture and wonderful pics. As they say in Ireland, “I hope the road rises up to meet you”, on your move 🙂

    All the best, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

    • s

       /  July 1, 2010

      Thanks a lot for your kind words, Devaki. I agree I loved making these easy and such a great stress buster..

  17. really delicious mufiins strawberry is my favorite so this muffin too.. nice pics..

    • s

       /  July 1, 2010

      @ Rachna- Thanks…and yes I do hope life will be easier around parents

  18. Loved the new look of your blog! And, also these delicious strawberry muffins 🙂

    I know how you are feeling, leaving Goa…but with your parents around, life would be fun.

  19. COngrats on moving to ur hometown. Yeah true that once u start living in a place and love it, leaving it to another city can be a little painful. But with ur parents around, life will be all the more better hopefully. Lovely lookin miffins for sure!

    • s

       /  July 1, 2010

      @Priya, Padhu and Valarmathi- Thank a ton/
      @ Mallika -I certainly do hope so.

  20. Valarmathi

     /  June 26, 2010

    wow…… muffins looks absolutely delicious and tempting.

  21. Muffins look so tempting and fabulous!!

  22. Wow the muffin looks delicious….love the pics


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