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Cupcakes for little boys. I whipped up some last minute cupcakes for W’s mom to bring home to W’s 3 little nephews. Chocolate are always a winner and this is my Devil’s Food Chocolate cupcake with white chocolate ganache and decorated with Oreos.


It was a quick whip up.


Part A:

  • 110 grams AP flour
  • 112.5 grams caster sugar
  • 30 grams cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 122.5 grams milk
  • 57.5 grams softened butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste

Part B:

  • 1 whole egg


  1. Mix A until just mixed. Then beat at high speed for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add in egg and beat again at high speed for 2 minutes
  3. Pipe or spoon into prepared tray or cupcake liners and bake at 180C for 15-20 minutes.


I always follow a ratio of 2:1 of white chocolate:cream. I will quickly zap the cream in the microwave and then pour over the chocolate. Let stand for 1 minute before whisk it evenly.  I will then sick the chocolate into my freezer until it is just set, then take it out to give it a quick whisk.


Pipe ganache onto the chocolate, I just squirt them out using a #5 nozzle onto the middle of the cupcake and topped with Oreos which I tried to (if possible) break into halves.


6736_122395529972_764169972_2998525_1297651_nVanilla cupcake with caramel filling, caramel and cream cheese frosting then garnished with chopped tim tam’s.

This is a clear winner. Made a dozen for W and his mates during their weekend Winton racing trip.

cupcake2delectable white chocolate cupcake with a raspberry buttercream frosting.
Garnished with chopped white chocolate.


Lemon, lemon oh lemon…

Lemon in my cooking dictionary belong to a special group of ingredients: the one that is versatile in the sense where you can use every part of it. The zest, the juice, the flesh. It can be use to keep your apples or artichoke from browning because it contains citric acid, it can be used to add zing and flavour to your dish, it can be used as savoury or sweet, it can be used as a cure should you like me have hands that is sensitive to very harsh soap and get blisters. soaking your digits in pure lemon juice keeps those nasty blisters at bay, and you can also use lemon to “cook” your raw product like in a ceviche.

Yes. I LOVE you lemon.


lemon cupcake with lemon frosting and filled with lemon curd.


"very lemony"


lemon teacake drizzled with lemon syrup and garnished with home made candied lemon peel


Pierre Herme's lemon cream curd meringue tart

Above are just several examples of what you can do with 2kg of juicy lemon at 99cent per kg from my local Woolies. Yes, there were a very good buy indeed. All were really plump and juicy.

100_0567Reinterpretation of lemon meringue pie matched with Chinese hawthorn.



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