Here I am with a post on baking with fruits. I wanted to try out a bake with guavas for quite some time. It was in my to-do list. There, I found couple of guavas & passion fruits settled in fruit bowl for few days after harvesting from our garden. So I grabbed one fruit each and started working. I just used my basic cupcake recipe. It did not disappoint me and my family! Here you can try your hand on it to enjoy.
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Bake time: 20-25mins
Yield: 6 large cupcakes
Passion fruit pulp (with seeds) – 2-3 tbsp (of one fruit)
Chopped ripe guava (deseeded) – 3 - 4 tbsp
Whole wheat flour – 3/4 cup
All-purpose flour (Maida) – 3/4 cup
Small semolina (Chiroti Rava) – 2 tbsp
Cocoa powder – 1 tsp
Sugar – ½ - ¾ cup (As per taste)
Curds – ¼ cup
Milk - ¼ cup
Coconut Oil – 2 tbsp
Baking soda – ½ tsp
Baking powder – ½ tsp
Choco chips/ chopped Chocolate bar – 2 tbsp
Salt – a pinch
Chop deseeded guava. Core can be used for milkshake or one can eat it. Take milk and curds in a wide mixing bowl. Add passion fruit pulp, chopped guava, sugar and mix well. Sugar will almost be dissolved while doing so. Add Oil, salt and mix once again. Add wheat flour, maida, small semolina (rava), baking powder, baking soda and cocoa powder one after another. Mix well with a flat spoon so that it forms an uniform single mass. Do not beat too fast. The mix should be wet and of dropping consistency. That is little thicker than idli batter. Adjust accordingly. Add little flour if it is too watery or add little oil / milk if it is too dry. Then add choco chips or chopped chocolate. I used store bought chocolate cubes which is usually sold in hill stations. It will be little harder and takes time to melt. Fold the mix once again just to mix the chocolate pieces evenly. Do not over mix. Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius (I use a microwave oven). Fill batter into each muffin mould (liner) equally. Leave little space for the muffins to rise while baking (fill only about ¾ th or little more in each liner). Bake for 20 mins or until inserted fork / toothpick comes out clean.
Once done, allow to cool and serve warm. The muffins taste awesome with the sweet & tanginess and with the chocolaty flavor.