Little Mister-without taking off his eyes from the monitor,"ahem, she knows I am not a fan of that fruit".
Mom-"She doesn’t have to consider you. All she has is to think of a fruit which is not yet announced for the event and this is one among them.Next, she has to consider her readers and the availablility of the fruit."
Little Mister-Sighs deeply, seeming disappointed.
Mom-"Now tell me what I can make with the fruit and contribute to her."
Little Mister -"Like what?", in a low voice, still reluctant to take his eyes off from the screen.
Mom-"… hmm… sort of salad or a salsa?…smoothie? milk shake?..may me muffins?…or..
Little Mister-“that sounds better…muffins..bake them, ma.”
Little Mister gets over with his game, mom googles for a long while and book marks the following recipe, from here!.
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
2 cups diced peeled papaya
1-1/4 cups lightly salted roasted cashew nuts
- Preheat oven to 190 deg C.
- Prepare muffin pans.
- In a bowl beat oil and sugar for 2 minutes then add eggs and vanilla and beat 1 minute.
- In another bowl stir together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and ginger.
- Add dry mix to wet mix then stir to just combine.
- Stir in papaya and cashews then spoon batter into pans.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- Cool 5 minutes before removing.
Mom has halved the original recipe above, which yielded about a dozen medium sized muffins.The combination of the fruit and the nuts and the bursting aroma of the cinnamon and ginger were of course sinfully delicious as mentioned in the site!.
“Chithi, hope you are happy to receive what amma had made specially for the AFAM-Papaya event. Amma, daddy and akka did enjoy them”. :)
Bindiya, this is also for your cute event of My favourite things-Cakes and Muffins.:)