Sunday, May 25, 2008

Of mothers' day, mango muffins, cheesecake brownie

Haven't posted for a while.. Mummyji's been kinda busy and was rather overwhelmed mentally the past weeks. Anyways, here's what's been happening in the kitchen...

A batch of citrusy muffins, made with the last of Mama's CNY kumquats..
said plant has 3 flowers now, hopefully they'll blossom and bear more fruits!

And this is dear Latte in his new resort, which he is not likely to break out of... No, Latte's not in the kitchen, but just outside of it, perched on the water feature, in which he gets some cardio exercise whenever we clean out his tank.

Breakfast in Bed
This was Mummyji's breakfast in bed, prepared lovingly by Daddyji and the offsprings.. Forgot to snap photos before tucking in, so touched was Mummyji,.....hence this picture of an empty plate and glass. The plate had a couple of heart-shaped pancakes topped with orange marmalade, and the glass had held some freshly-squeezed orange juice.
See the lovely handmade cards and sweet flower pot. The little yellow box on the right's from Daddyji..
... in which was this lovely freshwater pearl ring!

The weeks then passed quickly..
Now this was taken just yesterday, when the first born and her friends were gathered in school, waiting for the bus to take them on their Combined IJ schools Malay Learning Journey.

That's S, excitedly waiting to start her trip to Negri Sembilan. We can't wait to have her back tomorrow! Z, in the meantime, is enjoying the privileges of being the "only child" this weekend.
Just out of the oven and cooling right now, the cheesecake brownie for dessert tonight... 
It's also to welcome S home tomorrow night!
mango muffin for tomorrow's breks
Mummyji found a couple of very very ripe mangoes in the fridge and since nobody seems to want to claim it, Mummyji decided to bake something out of them.
The mangoes were so ripe that they were really mush when cut, so mummyji found an apricot cake recipe and tweaked it to produce a batch of mango muffins.
Really easy peasy actually, and here's the recipe for the record.
1.5 cup self-raising flour
a pinch of salt
125 g unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup greek yogurt
1 cup mango mush
Sift the flour, make a well in the centre of the bowl. Add the pinch of salt.
Melt the butter and sugar in a pan over low heat, then set aside to cool a bit.
Mix the eggs and yogurt with the mango.
Add the egg mixture and butter mix into the flour and mix in with a wooden spoon, until just incorporated. 
Bake in a preheated oven at 180 deg C.
This recipe makes 16 muffins.

Daddyji's just had one for his teabreak and it was well-received! So this recipe's for keeps... ;-)
cheerios now, we're gonna play some basketball before dinner. (we're having roast chicken)

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