I will start my writing by sharing this wonderful recipe.. original recipe is fm Martha Stewart... i saw it here and decided to gv it a go.. super easy.. fuss free.. great result and yep.. this recipe reminds me of the oreo cuppies which i baked a few months ago.. easy peasy and yummy!
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 cups dutch process cocoa powder - i used cocoa berry
2 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 1/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk - i used 4 eggs
1 1/4 milk - i used buttermilk
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp vegetable oil - i used canola oil
1 1/4 cup warm water
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 180C. Line 2 standard 12 cup muffin pans with paper liners.
Into the bowl of an electric mixer, sift together flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Attact bowl to mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and warm water. Beat on low speed until smooth and combined abt 3 mins, scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
Divide batter evenly among the muffin cups, filling each abt 2/3 full. Bake, rotating pans halfway thru, until a cake tester inserted in the center of a cupcake come out clean, 20-25 mins. Transfer pans to a wire rack to cool slightly. Invert cupcakes onto the rack then reinvert and let them cool completely, top sides up. Frost cupcakes with buttercream, swirling to cover and garnish with chocolate curls. (I used chocolate ganache for my frosting - 250g double cream, 200g valrhona chocolate and 30g of butter)
Anyway yesterday mom told us that she felt like eating grilled stingray and had wanted to eat by the beach aka east coast but unfortunately when we got there.. the whole place was like a ghost town lol.. the "makan" place was closed due to cleaning so without wasting anymore time as it was already half past 8.. we decided to go to our usual seafood place.. we were the last to leave and since we know the owner.. we get to celebrate moms little bday party there.. it was a short one but i guess everyone enjoyed it..
The many faces of the bday "girl" aka mom..
The smiles - priceless!
The laughter - priceless!
Birthday celebration for sis Lyn.. Shiela, Dafinah and err Sonia too?? lol u still hv a few more months bef ur bday dear! hehe
Of cos I had to pack the cuppies individually for all to take home.. overall it was a good night.. ty mom for treating us to a seafood dinner.. the black pepper crab was delish!
I will be a little busy for the next few days.. i hv orders to fulfil and hopefully will be able to share new recipes this weekend! cheers!