We had a fabulous BM meet in February when around a dozen of us met in Delhi and had an absolute blast. I met some of my fellow marathoners for the first time and we got along like a house on fire. During that trip, we visited a spice market and picked up some spices and condiments, one of which was dried rose petals. Now, when I have something on hand, I am always eager to finish it up because I am perennially worried about forgetting about stuff and remembering only when it is too late. Most of my nightmares are about discovering a long lost ingredient after it’s expiry.
So I was looking for recipes using dried rose petals and I landed on this rose petal jam / gulkand muffin recipe. It was so simple that I wanted to make it immediately. It had oats flour, cardamom an pistachios which convinced me of its flavour and aroma. But the recipe had egg and I was out of eggs. So I replaced that with some curds and the result was a soft, aromatic and delicious muffin. The daughter and husband gobbled up quite a few which is the intended goal anyway.
Makes 12 medium sized muffins
Recipe adapted from here
WHAT WE NEED
All purpose flour 1/2 cup
Quick cooking oats 1/2 cup
Sugar 5-6 tbsp
Cardamom powder 1 tsp
Baking powder 1/2 tsp
Baking soda 1/4 tsp heaped
Salt 1/4 tsp
Milk 1/2 cup
Canola oil 2 tbsp
Curds 1/4 cup
Pistachios, chopped 3-4 tbsp
Rose petal jam / Gulkand 3 tbsp
Dried rose petals (optional) to sprinkle
WHAT TO DO
- Preheat the oven to 175C
- Line a muffin tray with muffin cup liners
- Powder the oats finely in a blender
- Mix all the dry ingredients, all purpose flour, oats flour, sugar, cardamom powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt in a bowl
- Mix the milk, curds and oil in another bowl
- Mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients to form a batter
- Add the chopped pistachios and rose petal jam and mix to combine
- Pour into muffin cups up to 3/4 full
- Sprinkle few dried rose petals on top
- Bake for 20 minutes or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean
- Allow it to cool for 15 minutes
This is my post for the Blogging Marathon under the theme, Picnic dishes’.
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Muffins with rose petals just cant wait to try them and taste them immediately…
The name sounds so exotic! The pictures look great. Would be a great addition to any picnic.
Such a pretty looking muffin and with some exotic flavors too…
The muffins look so beautiful. The rose petals has made the muffins gorgeous and they look so flavourful and delicious. Even I am using it up in fusion desserts.
Exotic looking muffins. I wish I had asked someone to buy me some petals will love to try rosepetals. BTW you better start preparing for the next meet.
Ah,those rose petals!!! I still have some!! Need to make these muffins,they sound so delicious.And Sowmya,many a times I have forgotten where I ‘hid’ those expensive/ rare ingredients and regretted finding them way past the expiry / after they have been completely spoilt 🙁
Omg, such a flavorful muffins, cant smell the aroma of this muffins rite from my lappy screen. Awesome bakes.
Wow such a nice flavor to the muffins.
Muffins looks so delicious and the combination of rose petal jam with cardamom flavor is quite unique.
Rose petals..wow! The muffins look lovely with the pink color peeping out in between. But more importantly no more expired rose petal nightmares for you!
Such pretty pictures of a gorgeous recipe!! Amazing recipe with rose petals for sure!!
Ah tell me about getting stuff and forgetting to make something on time..I have done this so many times, it worries me…those muffins look so divine and I will have to make use of my rosepetals soon!
Wow, what a flavorful cupcakes those are Sowmya. Love the addition of rose petals and oats in the recipe. Bookmarked!!
Rose petals, jam and cardamom , wow , all the exotic ingredients in one muffins. Good one.
can i use apf in place of oats flour
Yes you can. It will taste better 😊