Its all good...
This was actually baked for the sake of comforting myself.. sob sob its only the 3rd of Jan and i already had my first baking blunder.. my first cake turned kuih like for some reason..oh well.. either today is not my day or the recipe cannot be trusted.. either one i wasted 6 eggs and it left me feeling frustrated half of my day...
Have u ever wondered if all the recipes which u set ur eyes upon online can be trusted?? i say 90% of the time i hv been lucky.. especially when a recipe calls for 35 eggs.. touch wood yah but i guess most of the time it has got to do with ur instinct.. take my blunder cake as an example .. its a simple coffee marble cake which to be honest i had doubts about when i first saw it.. i didnt bother to read all the comments on it and hence decided to just try my luck on it.. after whisking my eggs and sugar.. as always.. i then carefully folded in the flour (in 3 additions) and also the melted butter.. to my dismay the batter became very thin and knew at that instant that my cake was gonna be a disaster.. the recipe doesnt state the temp and the time to bake the cake .. i decided to go ahead and baked it at 175C for 40mins since the batter was for a 7" cake.. sure enough after 40mins and after slicing em.. my cake had a texture of rubber lol.. i quickly read all the comments on her post and sure enough those that had tried baking it had the same probs like me... moral of the story: dont be lazy Rima ahakss
Oh well some days u win some days u loose ey.... so anyway after feeling frustrated for half of the day.. i decided to bake muffins instead.. and why muffins u may ask since i hardly bake muffins?? hehhe after one blunder u simply cant afford to hv another one right away.. that will kill ur mojo right there!
1 3/4 cups Plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp quality cocoa powder - I used Valrhona
3/4 cup superfine sugar
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (put aside 1/4 cup for sprinkling)
1 cup milk
1/3 cup plus 2 tsp vegetable oil - I used Canola oil
1 tsp pure vanilla extract - I used vanilla essence
1. Line muffin tin with paper cases
2. Preheat oven to 200deg - I used 175C
3. Put all dry ingredients into a large bowl
4. Pour all the wet ingredients into a measuring jug
5. Mix the dry and wet ingredients together (the batter should be lumpy, DO NOT over-mix)
6. Spoon into the prepared muffin cases
7. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips on top
8. Bake for 20 minutes or until the muffins hv risen and are springy
This muffin is so so simple to prepare and yet tastes so yummy.. i wud definately add a pinch of salt the next time i bake these beauties so if u happen to hv a fairly bad day.. why not bake a chocolate chips muffins to cheer u up :o)
Source: Hearty Bakes