Monday, December 10, 2012

No Knead Chocolate rolls/muffins (Vegan)

I love baking with yeast even when it takes more time to get the finished product. Main reason is the flexibility of using less sugar and fat. I needed something to send in as snack and this was something that I could make without too much hands on time and at the same time not using too much sugar or fat. One of my kid felt it was too intense in chocolate flavor because I had used dutch processed cocoa. You can actually reduce the cocoa to just 1/4 cup and increase the all purpose flour to 2 1/4 cup if you want mildly chocolate muffins. You could use natural cocoa and in that case the muffins would be darker instead of having a reddish brown color.
One Year Back - Vegan Carrot Oat Bars, Julekage
Two Years Back - Dry Fruit Bread/Cake (With yeast)
Three Years Back - Green Mango Apple Gojju
Ingredients:
All purpose flour - 2 cups
Cocoa - 1/2 cup
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Warm Water - 1 1/4 cup
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Active dry yeast - 2 1/4 tsp
Oil - 3 TBSP

Method:
In a bowl take warm water. Add sugar, salt, oil to it. Add cocoa and stir. Sprinkle yeast and let it froth (about 5 minutes). Slowly start adding flour and stir with a strong wooden spoon. When the batter is uniformly mixed, cover and let rise till bubbly, about 45 minutes. Stir down the batter. Grease a muffin cup very well. Scoop out the batter into the cups to get 12 muffins. Cover with a well oiled plastic wrap and let rise for 30 - 40 minutes. The batter will rise and almost touch the plastic wrap. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes and remove to cool completely on the wire rack. This is not very sweet at all. You can either serve with some buttery spread and milk or with some fruit spread.

Notes:
Do not use the cupcake/muffin liner. Since this is a batter and it is made to sit for 40 minutes or so, the paper will get soggy and stick to the muffin horribly. Don't ask me how I know. 

Check out what my friends are baking for this bake-a-thon :  Preethi, Veena, Priya, SrivalliSumana and Jayasri

Enjoy.
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12 comments:

  1. So veganly delicious!!! they look so moist and so tempting!!
    Sowmya
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  2. The muffins look so delicious Champa!! Loved this simple recipe :)

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  3. Looks absolutely mouthwatering!!

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  4. My kids would love these..so would I! Wont ask u how u know about not using paper liners, but can't imagine you doing any kind of baking goof-ups( like me) either ! Enjoy the baking season Champa!

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  5. Yummy! Chocolate is an all time favorite and these muffins look so very delicious!

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  6. Rolls looks super soft,absolutely attractive.

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  7. I love this recipe.. its simple and the result looks mouthwatering!

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  8. Those muffins surely look very delish..my kids would love these being chocolate..

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  9. simple ingredients and amazing results.

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  10. Lovely chocolatey muffins...

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