Friday, April 16, 2010

Potato & Raisin Muffins

The weather is so great ! warm, light wind, this is the perfect weather for jogging around the lake. And since I (though) need to lose my weight LOL - I try not to bake 'creamy' cake ! but just simple snack like Potato Muffins ! Well, I know I cheating (sometime ^_^) to skip dinner and please don't follow :D this is just my way to cut 'fat' around my belly - but really, 1 potato muffin before afternoon jogging is the best way (for me) to skip dinner hahahahha..

Potato & Raisin Muffins

175 gr mealy potatoes, diced

125 gr self-rising flour, plus extra for dusting

2 tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp baking powder

175 gr raisin

4 large eggs, separated

Method :

Lightly grease and flour a 12 cups of muffin pan. Cook the dice potatoes in a pan of boiling water, for 10 minutes, or until tender. Drain well, and mash until smooth. Transfer to a mixing bowl and add the flour, sugar, baking powder, raisin and egg yolks. Stir well, to mix thoroughly

In a clean grease free bowl, whisk the eggs whites until the are standing in peaks. Using a metal spoon, gently fold them into the potato mixture until fully incorporated.

Divide the batter evenly among the 12 cups in the muffin pan. Bake the muffins in a preheated oven 350 F for 20 minutes or until the muffin risen (use tooth pick method to check your muffin)

Remove the muffins from the oven and serve warm, buttered if you like.

Don't STEAL the Images

Friday, April 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,

Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,

Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,But only one mother the wide world over.

~George Cooper~

Happy Mother's Day to all of you . Thank you for stopping by , I'm so sorry I can't reply your comments for right now. But I promise to send you postcard from the place that i visited, the land that i dream about for many years.. :)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Stolen Images ..

if you noticed from blog pages lately, you will find that I always put 'Don't STEAL Images' under my food's picture. Yes, I had 2 times bad experiences, people steal my images and using it without permission.

I'm not professional photographer.. i took pictures as a hobby, with a lot of effort off course ! Cooking, baking, taking picture, cleaning the 'mess' after processing and next sit in front of computer uploading the picture, make a story before posting and so on.. For me this is a big deal ! Yeah ... as like others, I like to make my site (at least) 'eye catching' even i still don't know how to do the right thing but at least I try. And when I (we) find it that ours picture being stolen, I'm not surprise if you will get mad too.. especially if you can't find the solution, and someone out there take benefits from 'our works' . I tell you, that was SUCK !!! *apologize for my language*

I kind of desperate, and finally i decided to 'closed' my others cooking site.

Oh NO .. !! why still many people do that ? :( Being cheater is not Cool ..

Do I stop updating my blog ? well.. i tell you, blogging is still make me happy .. I become addicted to blogging.. and that experience won't stop me but make me more carefully and hope you will never get the same experience like mine.

Don't STEAL the Images

Mocha Muffins

250 gr all purpose flour

1 tbsp baking powder

2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa

pinch of salt

115 gr butter, melted

150 gr raw sugar

1 large egg, beaten

110 ml milk

1 tsp almond extract

2 tbsp strong coffee

1 tbsp instant coffee

115 gr semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/3 cup raisins

Cocoa Topping :

3 tbsp raw sugar

1 tbsp un-sweetened cocoa

1 tsp all spice or substitute with 1 tsp cinnamon + 1 tsp nutmeg

Method :

Line 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. Sift the flour, baking powder, cocoa and salt into a large mixing bowl.

In separate large bowl, cream the butter and raw sugar together then stir in the beaten egg. Pour in the milk, almond extract, and the coffee, then add the coffee powder, chocolate chips, and raisin and gently mix together.

Add the raisin mixture to the flour mixture and gently stir together until just combined. Do not over stir the batter - its fine for it to be a little lumpy.

Divide the muffin batter evenly among the 12 cups in the muffin pan or the paper liner (they should be about two-thirds full)

To make the topping: place the raw sugar in a bowl , add the cocoa and allspice, and mix together well. Sprinkle the topping over the muffins, then transfer to a preheated oven 350 F and bake for 20 minutes, or until risen and golden.

Remove the muffins from the oven and serve warm, or place them on a cooling rack and let cool.

Update : Too many picture being stolen, too many people doesn't have etiquette anymore, too many people doesn't care with our effort and take advantage from our work, some of my Indonesian friend create a new group on Face book . Support them to against piracy ! and hope no more stolen picture

Please visit them here : Lawan Pencurian Foto & Konten Blog ! or just klik picture above

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