Mar 8, 2013

Pineapple Curd Cupcakes

Pineapple flavoured cupcakes with pineapple curd filling and cream cheese frosting!

Total Time......44 min (Prep - 20 min, Bake- 24 min)  
Yield...............16 cupcakes
Level..............Easy


Ingredients for the pineapple curd 
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Pineapple juice(**strained) 
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Corn starch
  • 1 tbsp Lime juice
Directions:
  1. Beat egg yolks, sugar and butter thoroughly.
  2. Mix in pineapple juice, cornstarch and lime juice.
  3. Take a shallow pan & transfer the contents. Place on a medium flame & keep stirring till you obtain a slightly thick consistency. Turn off the flame and allow it to cool.
** Grind pineapple slices with 1/4 cup of water and separate the juice using a strainer.
Ingredients for the cupcakes
  • 2 cups All-purpose flour(Maida)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 6 tbsp Butter
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tsp Pineapple extract
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt 
  • Cupcake liners
  • Cupcake baking tray
  • Pineapple slices for decoration

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees F(176.67 degrees C).
  2. Take a bowl and whisk eggs, butter and sugar thoroughly.
  3. Mix in flour, baking powder and salt. Combine well by adding milk in between.
  4. Add  pineapple extract and mix everything thoroughly.
  5. Take cupcake tray and place the liners. Pour batter in each liners till 3/4th full.
  6. Bake for 22 to 24 min. Insert a tooth pick or a skewer. If it comes out clean, your cake is ready! Allow it to cool and then frost.

Ingredients for the cream cheese frosting
  • 8 oz Cream cheese 
  • 4 tbsp Butter 
  • 3 to 4 cups confectioners(powdered) Sugar 
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
Directions
  1. Combine cream cheese, butter and vanilla extract in an electric mixer. Add powdered sugar & beat thoroughly.
  2. Take the cooled cupcake. Scoop out the middle portion (3/4th deep) with a pointed knife and fill with pineapple curd. Place the top of the scooped portion back, to seal it.
  3. Start frosting the cake and decorate it with pineapple slices.

Mar 5, 2013

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Chew this Thick Crispy Cookie baked with Oats, take a bite of Raisins in between and get the aroma of Nutmeg & Cinnamon!

Total Time.....22 min (Prep-10 min, Bake-12 min)    
Yield.............15 to 20 cookies
Level.............Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 3/4 cup Oats
  • 1/4 cup Raisins
  • 3/4 cup All purpose flour (Maida)
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 3/4 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
Directions
  1. Preheat oven at 375 degrees F.
  2. Take a bowl & whisk egg, butter and sugar thoroughly.
  3. Add cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder, vanilla essence & mix well.
  4. Add flour, baking soda and salt. Mix thoroughly and then stir in add oats & raisins.
  5. Place parchment paper on baking tray. Using small ice-cream scoop, place cookie batter on the parchment paper with enough space leaving in between for the cookie to expand.
  6. Bake for 11 to 12 min, allow it to cool and enjoy a chewy healthy cookie!

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