"I ALONE CANNOT CHANGE THE WORLD. BUT I CAN CAST A STONE ACROSS THE WATERS TO CREATE MANY RIPPLES."
- MOTHER TERESA
220 gm/2 cups Oats Flour
2 Ripe Banana
150 gm or 2/3 cup Melted Butter/Olive Oil
100 gm/1 cup Fresh/Frozen Blueberries
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Tablespoon Flaxseed Powder
As per need water
a pinch salt
2-3 Tablespoon Cream Cheese (Philadelphia)
2-3 Teaspoons Raspberry Jam
As per choice Sugar Sprinkles
2 Teaspoons Cream/Milk
Today is International Women’s Day and I would like to dedicate today’s post to womanhood. I am so grateful to be living in an era where women can achieve whatever they aim for. Thanks to all the brave-hearted feminists who sacrificed so much, even their lives, just so that the women of present and future generations can live with more liberty as well as dignity.
The concept of celebrating this day was born in New York, when Socialist Party of America organised a Women’s Day on February 28,1909. Inspired by this bold step undertaken by American women at that time, many European organisations run by women decided to do something similar to make things better for themselves. In 1917, women gained suffrage, that is right to vote, in Soviet Russia. This gave rise to an important movement in the evolution of women’s role in the society.
The day re-emerged as a day of activism (during late 1960s), being sometimes known in Europe as the “Women’s International Day of Struggle”. The struggle can be defined as women’s rebellious call for equal pay, political rights, reproductive rights, and subsidised child care. During late 1970s, the United Nations began celebrating International Women’s Day and eventually March 8 was proclaimed as the UN Day for women’s rights and world peace.
Women today have rights and are not seen as a meagre part of the society. In 21st century, the day is widely celebrated to promote feel-good messages, rather than radical social reforms. But as we recall the famous saying, “Change is the only Constant” stay true to it’s meaning when it comes to feminism. There is still so much to be done for women and for their betterment. Problems like female foeticide, female infanticide and female illiteracy are still deeply rooted in many developing societies.
I thereby pay my tribute to all the strong women who have made their mark, and continue to do so, in a phenomenal process of uplifting other women in need. May we know them, cherish them, support them and more importantly be them. Also, I would like to applaud the efforts of those men who stand by women and work for their progress too. World is a much better place when we all live in peace and harmony together.
In a separate bowl, sift together oats flour, baking powder and salt. Give a gentle mix and now add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
Once everything is mixed thoroughly, add fresh/frozen blueberries to the prepared batter. Gently fold the blueberries into the batter using a flexible spatula.
(Tip: Make sure not to over mix the batter at this stage. We don't want to squish the berries and spill the juices out prior to baking. The baking process will soften and crystallise the berries, giving jam like texture and taste.)
Line the muffin baking tray with cupcake liners and start pouring equal quantities of batter in them. Bake it in a preheated oven at 365 Degrees Fahrenheit until the tip of a toothpick or a knife comes out clean.
: Using an electric whisker or handheld blender, beat the cream cheese in a mixing bowl. Add raspberry jam and milk to it. Keep whisking until you get soft peaks on the whisker. Transfer the frosting to a piping bag with a star tip or choice of tip.
(Note: I didn't add any sugar to the frosting because I prefer it less sweet and so does my family. However, you can add finely powdered sugar as per your preference for sweetness.)
: Once muffins are completely cooled, decorate them with the prepared frosting. Use sprinkles to further add some colour, sweetness and crunch.
Enjoy without any guilt!!
|220 gm/2 cups Oats Flour|
|2 Ripe Banana|
|150 gm or 2/3 cup Melted Butter/Olive Oil|
|100 gm/1 cup Fresh/Frozen Blueberries|
|1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract|
|2 Teaspoon Baking Powder|
|1 Tablespoon Flaxseed Powder|
|As per need water|
|a pinch salt|
|2-3 Tablespoon Cream Cheese (Philadelphia)|
|2-3 Teaspoons Raspberry Jam|
|As per choice Sugar Sprinkles|
|2 Teaspoons Cream/Milk|