I was obsessed with turmeric for quite awhile now. I just love it’s amazing healing properties, how great it makes me feel and colour of sunshine that it gives to everything that it comes across. But recently I red yet another one epic article about this little golden root and got so inspired that I just knew I have to create something with it in my own kitchen.
When I need inspiration for cooking I always turn first to my past, to all the amazing experience that I lived and happy memories that live inside of me.
So when I decided to bake with it and knew that muffins will turn up bright orange(well intensity of the colour depends on as much of the powder or fresh root you will put inside but I love it so I always sneak a bit more for me then let’s say if I bake for my friends) I thought why not only mix some flours but past and present as well.
As a kid I always was involved in baking, kitchen was a room in the house where I could bound with my mother without even saying a single word. I loved the experience, every minute of it…
So there were few staples that my mother would repeat: sharlotka(apple cake ), simple sponge cake and zebra(black and white layers would alternate with each other creating this authentic look). Last one gave me inspiration for the muffins about which I m blogging today. But since stripes are gonna be orange and black and I spiced it quite a bit I figure out why not give it a new more appropriate name, so my tiger muffins were born.
They don’t taste anywhere close to the ones that we used to make in our kitchen in Russia, but they are totally mirror my preferences now. They are vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free and the most important absolute delicious, spongy and light. I also add baobab to one part of the dough to boost even more nutritional value, its great addition to the taste pallete as well. I really hope you will enjoy them as much as I do.