Just before dinner tonight, Indira said “Mama, what can I take for gouter tomorrow?”
Tomorrow being Tuesday, they will be going swimming again from school , and I know she enjoys having a special gouter to eat on the bus coming back, rather than the usual clementine or apple slices. So I suggested that I could make some carrot cake, since this is a current favorite with her.
She was quite pleased with the idea, but requested that I make muffins, instead of a cake, so that is what I did.
The recipe is the same as for the carrot cake that I wrote about recently, except that I put the mixture in to muffin trays, and the total baking time was around 15 minutes shorter than it would have been for the cake.
I don’t know what it is about muffins – but I do believe the ones I have made tonight taste nicer than the cake I made the last time with the same recipe (I have been eating the bits stuck to the muffin tray)
Two small changes that I made – I skipped the vanilla essence this time; and I used a wheat flour available here that is called “semi-complet” ; it is sort of halfway between the whole wheat and refined kind. it makes the muffins more prone to breaking if not handled carefully when you are taking them out of the tray-though they hold just fine after that- but I don’t like the idea of using refined flour too much because it is “empty” calories, as they say.
With half the quantities as in the recipe for the cake, I was able to make 12 muffins.
And now, I will need to try and resist a midnight snack !