This was one of the lunch which I brought to work. I cooked rice with the Hainanese chicken rice paste, then added luncheon meat, sunny side up and veggies to it. This was prepared the night before and steamed using my electric lunch box at work the next day. Notice that I don’t pre-cook my veggies because I am steaming them the next day. Anyway, it was so fragrant that my colleagues were drooling over it. =)
Who says chicken rice must come with chicken? Luncheon meat (Spam) tastes even better!
After the poison mushroom cupcakes, I decided to bake something more decent. This time, I went to get the pre-mix because I got lazy.
Using pre-mix is so convenient. All I have to do is to add oil and eggs and the mixture is ready~ This omits the need to wash multiple bowls, utensils and electric mixer etc.
Filling the cupcakes tray to 3/4 full, popping them into the oven and here comes my pretty cupcakes~
It’s so easy and yummy~
I baked them in 2 batches because my baking tray is so small. And I did something stupid. In one of the batches, I added chocolate in the middle of the cupcakes. Then without thinking, I poked toothpicks in to see if the cupcakes were ready, and the toothpicks kept coming out coated with chocolate. =____=” Really stupid of me… It took me a while before I realised the problem and trust me, I rolled my eyeballs at myself till they almost drop out.
That’s the sad life of a noob baker…
I was very inspired by my colleague to bake rainbow cupcakes. Having bought different food colorings from the supermarket, I decided to give it a try.
For the cupcakes, I used Minnie’s recipe:
– 1 cup of olive oil
– 1.5 cups of sugar
– 4 eggs
– 3 cups of all purpose flour
– 1/2 tsp baking soda
– 1 cup of milk
– 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
– splash of vanilla extract
– Mix oil and sugar, then add egg, milk, lemon juice, and vanilla.
– In a separate bowl, mix flour and baking soda.
– Next add the wet mix and dry mix together and stir well.
– Divide the batter into different bowls and add in the food colorings.
– Scoop the colored batter into the cupcake tray (with cupcake paper).
– Pre-heat oven to 165ºC, then bake for 20-25 mins. Stick toothpick into the cupcake and it should come out clean.
Here’s the end product~
Well, some how the colors got darker after baking. And they looked like poison mushrooms… =___=”
I think I need to adjust the amount of colorings. These looks a bit carcinogenic to me. LOL~!
Anyway, I topped the cupcakes with lemon cream cheese frosting and rainbow sprinklers~
This is how it looks inside:
LOL~ The colors are just a bit too weird~