Thursday, February 01, 2007

Recipe 8: Cupcakes

I was in a cooking mood today. Somehow I felt I needed the therapeutic effect it gives, after such a long week. Today's Thaipusam for Selangor, and Hari Wilayah for KL (well isn't that just nice) so all were around (except my Pharmacist sis...she needed the break badly, and had a 3-movie-marathon with her girlfriends...haha...psycho!). Anyway, in my recipe book, I have my Grandma's recipe for a gorgeous butter cake, so I thought, heck why not? Just turn into a cupcake recipe. HOWEVER, the recipe requires me to hunt out for this one particular butter which I can only get at supermarkets for the ex-pats. Too lazy to dress up cantik-cantik and go out pulak. Finally, I made up my own rendition of cupcakes with whatever the household has to offer. No frills and no proper measuring needed. My nephews loved them!

1 pure butter (in Malaysia, all butters are packed as 250g blocks)
1 1/2 cups castor sugar
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla essence
5 eggs

1. Sift flour and baking powder.
2. Beat softened butter and sugar till light and whitish. Add in 1 egg at a time. Beat in thoroughly. Add vanilla.
3. Fold in the flour mix. Mix well.
4. Fill up 3/4 of cups. Arrange onto baking tray.
5. Bake in oven at 170deg Celcius, for about 20-25 minutes, or till golden brown. Let cool, and deco with topping.

Beat soft but still cool 1/2 a butter with 1 cup icing sugar, till very light and white. Add 2-3 drops of red coloring for a pink effect. But you may use any other colorings of liking.


Anonymous said...

cam senang jer..nak try wat aa this weekend hehehe

Ms Nellie said...

Olyn, nak buat jugak!!!!