Eggnog Muffins are the perfect muffins to bake for Xmas and to welcome the New Year. With a hint of nutmeg and the flavors of eggnog, these muffins are a delight to bite into!
A very happy new year to all my dear readers, and hope 2012 is treating you well. May the New Year bring along with it loads of happiness, success and new beginnings too. And some eggnog muffins too :):):)
I am starting the year with a desire to do something big, with a news which I am sharing with you of a humble starting which I some day hope will make it big too… So the news may be a little old to most now, but was so busy in general, that I realized I have I missed posting the news on the blog. which has been the starting point of it all! This blog which made me think that ‘yes a career outside IT is indeed may be possible for me‘ and that there is something beyond binary numbers that I can do well… Yes we are talking about Sin-A-Mon going commercial with its offerings.
Well truly speaking, it was the belief of my friends which made me take the first step and of course the deal at chaipatty… when Chirag and I spoke about supplying the baked goodies to him, I wasn’t really sure which way it would go, but the feedback and the acceptance there and the demand for more and morem just made me a happy person. The confidence levels shot up and so did the desire to achieve more. I started the design for the website and opened it up for orders and did they start pouring in, more than I thought they will.. In about 2 months, I have delivered many orders which includes an almost 300 piece plum cake order for Wipro.
Any success is sweet and this to indeed is sweet success, though this is just a beginning and there is a long way to go before I sleep. So friends, wish me luck and please do spread the word about Sin-A-Mon, for which I have lots of things in plan.. seasonal special flavours, baking workshops and more which I will keep announcing, as and when it goes.
And a celebration is never complete without some sweets and a toast and today I am bringing to you both a Margarita and some yummy eggnog muffins that we made for Xmas this year.
With winters around, (at least in some part of the country, here in Bangalore sadly it already feels like summer, sigh!) eggnog muffins are the ideal way to start your day. Perfect for breakfast or perfect for evening with tea in the evening… actually perfect for just about anytime.
When A of Bakers Street mailed me just before Xmas saying, we’ll be making eggnog muffins for Xmas, I made them the day she sent me. However, I was so busy with work that I just couldn’t get around posting it before the Monday post went up.
I absolutely love eggnog as a drink too but somehow raw egg worries me a lot, specially because I know Ojas is going to have it with us. However, I still make it once every season at least and try and have it without showing it to Ojas (also it has loads of rum to be give to child ;P) but these muffins seemed like a perfect solution to express my love for Eggnog :D.
The recipe of the eggnog I make is very similar to this one, only I use rum instead of brandy since I am not too fond of brandy… the bourbon remains if I have it in stock or its gets replaced by any good whisky I have 🙂
For the muffin recipe, I just followed the recipe on King Arthur Flour blog and just added dried black currants to the crumble top!
Source: King Arthur Flour