I wish everyone could have smelled the delicious aromas coming from kitchen today. I have just finished baking the Apple Chai Masala Muffins from Spicie Foodies new cookbook, “An Epiphany of the Sense”.
I received my copy of “An epiphany of the Senses” just prior to Christmas, but due to the silly season I didn’t have time to cook anything. Mr GG and I have been through the book a number of times and we have each picked out our favourites to try.
My favourites were the curries but with the hot weather I decided to try the muffin recipe first, and I am so pleased I did. Spicie Foodie knows her spices, the flavours are fantastic. I didn’t use the suggested glaze, instead I sliced extra apple and topped the muffins with the fruit but they still had a gorgeous, magic masala spice flavour, next time I will use the glaze as it did sound delicious.
I have a confession to make, I actually don’t like Chai tea, I find it too sweet, but Chai flavours in desserts and cakes I love! (see White Chocolate Chai Creme Brulee) My second confession, I doubled the batter mixture for this recipe, and ate almost as much raw batter as I cooked! I made the mistake of licking my fingers, and then I just couldn’t stop, it tasted so good!
I am not going to give the recipe for this delicious and healthy treat as this is more of a book review. I hope everyone will rush out and buy a copy of the book for this recipe alone!
Nancy is a magnificent photographer and her images are inspiring, I imagine I will probably make most of the dishes as they look absolutely mouth watering. Mr GG has already put in an order for the Butter Chicken, as this is his favourite dish.
The flavours in “An Epiphany of the Senses” suits our love of spicy, healthy food, the recipes included are easy tasty meals that you could serve the family any night of the week they are not overly complicated or difficult to make. Nancy has also been kind enough to consider our waistlines and adjusted recipe to maximize flavour without compromising health.
I am very happy to have “An Epiphany of the Senses” in my cookbook collection. Good on you “Spicie Foodie”, your effort and hard work has paid off, this is a gorgeous cookbook.
I have a second copy of “An Epiphany of the Senses” to give away to one reader. All you have to do is tell me what 5 spices you could not live without and why. Add your comment to this story in the comments section, then make a second copy of the answer and add it to the Gourmet Getaways facebook page (see “like box” column on the right of the story).
I will announce the winner on facebook on Australian Day 26th January. You can enter as many times as you like but each answer must be unique. If you miss out on winning a copy of Spicie Foodies new book consider purchasing your copy by clicking on the image below for only $21.95.