A grape by any other name would taste just as grape... oops I meant great.
When Swapna announced the AFAM: Grapes event, I knew exactly what I was going to make. A low fat, low calorie dessert called Violet Fantasy. The dessert called for Tonovin Essence and that I simply couldn't find in Delhi/Gurgaon. I tried looking all over the place, but it was just not available or out of stock or whatever.
As with last month's AFAM entry, I decided to go with my Mapro crushes instead of the actual fruit. There are several reasons for this. The most important one being the absence of local grapes in the local market. I keep seeing these American grapes that cost close to a thousand bucks per kg. I wouldn't even dream of buying them (and price isn't the only determining factor here), let alone make something out of them.
3/4 cup Milk
1/2 cup Vegetable oil
1/2 cup Raisins
1 1/3 cups Flour
2/3 cup Atta
1/3 cup Black Currant Crush (Or Grape Crush)
1/2 cup Sugar
1 tbsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
Place all the ingredients except the raisins and black currant crush in a food processor jar fitted with the dough blade. Run the food processor for 2 minutes until the ingredients form a dough.
Place the muffin moulds (butter paper) in the muffin pan.
Blend the raisins into the batter. Add the grape crush and mix lightly. Pour spoonfuls of the batter into the muffin moulds. Bake in a hot oven (400 F) for 15 minutes.
This recipe is an adaptation of my Almond Raisin Muffins which were adapted from Sharmi’s recipe for Strawberry Muffins. I reduced the sugar by half because I didn't want extremely sweet muffins and the grape crush was going to add its own sweetness too. And I even replaced part of the flour with atta making the muffins at least that much healthier. Maybe I can alter the proportions from the next time around and make it half and half. Like Anita always does.
I am sending this to Swapna as this uses grapes in two forms, raisins and black currants. Happy hosting!