A fine savour on simple pleasures

My aim is to reduce the tension in my mind by sharing my thoughts and experiences in the things that I love; which I could not express openly due to circumstances. Be it in doing stupid things, experimenting on new recipes, failings in research work, writings..just some doodle ranting stuff

Monday, January 27, 2014

Recipe: Easy Basic Chocolate Cupcakes

yue's cupcake

I was browsing blogs for ideas on making homemade puree for my sweet lil princess, Hana..yes, she's yet to reach 6 months, but I already has given her solids..only pureed fruits added into breastmilk (I fully breastfed her btw), and make it very very fine and watery..this is because about 2-3 weeks ago she became increasingly hungry, until at 1 point, I can't ever latch her off from me..she sucked me dry nearly 20 hours/day..sigh..

Hence, my sis in law introduced me with a webbie on making homemade cerelac..and it turns out she also has many other recipes..i loved how simple they are..hence, she made this yummy looking raspberry cupcakes for her kid, so I myself salivated...I did not know where this cravings come from..sigh..

So, since no raspberries, no butter, it becomes no filling, no crumble haha

Hence, this is the recipe with a lil modification;
The original recipe is here

yield = 6 standard sized cupcakes (with a lil leftovers)
(can easily get more if add the raspberries I think..and go easy on the batter, since it will rise well)

1.5 c all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder

3/4 c fine sugar
1/2 tsp salt

*1/3 vegetable oil
*1/3 whole milk
*1 nos egg

few tablet discs cooking chocolate (this one I used beryls, its coin shaped)
1 tsp cocoa powder (I used vanhouten)

1. Preheat oven at 200C

2. Sieve the flour and baking powder togather

3. Mix vege oil, milk and egg in a 1cup measurement, if did not reach the said level, add a bit more milk.

4. Add bit by bit of the liquid mixture into the flour+baking powder combo and mix well.

5. Add the fine sugar and salt and mix well. Lastly I add a bit of cocoa powder and mix it sparingly..love the mixture of colours huhu

the texture of the batter

6. Fill in a cupcake mold halfway, add the cooking chocolate discs, then add a lil more till 3/4 full

7. bake for 20 mins or so and its ready!

Time for a verdict! (I am typing this while waiting for the cupcakes in the oven)



The surface is pleasantly crunchy, and the insides are soft..very well done..the choc discs melted and becomes the filling..I think next time I would've add more to make it more chocolatey..and its not that sweet to my tongue.. (well maybe because I was eating chocolate before haha)..however, the color swirls from the cocoa powder didn't show (shrug)..all in all, its a good balanced cupcake..easy! 5 mins preparation, 20 mins baking time!

Thumbs up!


ohhh...so lazy to watermark d pics..if u used them, plz link back to me at least :)

Monday, January 20, 2014

Restaurant Review: The Legend Curryhouse, Seri Kembangan

Its nearly a year since I last updated this blog :P Many things happen..I got pregnant, and now we have a beautiful baby girl..already entering 6th month..her name is hana..as sweet as a flower, as befit her name..

Well, lets start off with a review (salutes!)

The Legend Curryhouse, an out-of-the-ordinary north indian cuisine restaurant in Seri Kembangan. I have been to this jewel many many times, and yet, I still can't get enough of it. Truthfully speaking, the first time I've been here, the restaurant wasn't as posh as this. And that was about 5-6 years ago? I can't remember. My darling old friend Cita introduced it to me.

What makes this restaurant shines compared to the rest are;
-  the super delicious lamb veruval & egg sambal :P (errr..that's my humble opinion)
-  super delicious lassi (oso IMHO haha)
-  very cozy ambient
-  got delivery service (if order more than 4 pax)
-  got halal cert from JAKIM (most important point!)
- super near to where I stay hehe

I know that there's so much more indian restaurant selling  similar kinds of food, however, due to not having the halal cert, its pretty hard to convince others and even myself for a meal in their restaurant. Everytime I ate here, I fall in love with the food more and more..ahhh..how nice if it were cheaper..haha

Plain rice set (our all time fav!)

Bryani rice set
  The set comes with 4 dishes of delicious vegetarian cooking which varies everytime we went. Some of them are;

 Potato curry

 Brinjal curry

 Cucumber yogurt

Spicy long beans stir fry (I think)

 Okra curry

However, the 4 sides combi are endless! I sometimes got tofu..or soybean curry..or sometimes beansprout..and each and everyone of em are delicious huhu

Usually accompanied by this delicious potato dahl soup;

 Finally, there are 2 other soups; 1 chilled, another hot;

 I love the hot soup (the brown one), it is very refreshing and lovely with hints of spices. The white one is more like a plain watery yogurt drink. It has been explained by the manager of the restaurant that both soups are important to be consumed after meal to reduce 'heatyness' from all those curries, chillies and spices taken.

 Additional meaty dish which costs around MYR 3.50 - 8.00 depending on the type you wish to order separately. We used to order a variety of dishes just to test them out and these are some of the best ones;

 Egg Sambal (super! must have!)

 Fish Curry (just ok..)

 Mutton veruval (delicious!)

 Squid sambal (very delicious, albeit abit overcook)

 Vegetarian prawn sambal (loving this so much coz don't have to deshell the prawn haha :P)

 Before, we will get a bowl of green beans porridge with sago beads..its pretty tasty, although some might not prefer the hint of ginger they have..maybe that's why this dessert has been axed from the set (shrug)

And these are the additional condiment that you can ask from the waiter. No need to pay. Take only a teensy weensy bit because its like adding additional salt/lime/pepper to your dish. The black one is burnt chillies, green one is made of mint leave, and the red one is very sour.

For drinks, we prefer plain water (no charge) with the additional lassi drink.

 I love this plain lassi drink..sweet, sour and very refreshing..hubby said its the best lassi he ever tried before :D

Finish eating! finally! Hoho..

If you take 2 sets of plain rice with the addition of 1 egg sambal and another one meaty dish, it'll costs below MYR 40. Very satisfying. Caution! The servings of the rice are rather large! So although its a bit pricy, it well worth it. You should go only when your stomach is totally empty haha

 Look at how happy my darling is..always and always when we ate there we will totally enjoy ourselves..

The Legend's Family Curryhouse
No 225, Jln 18/23. Taman Sri Serdang (Very near to Maybank, opposite KFC/McD)
43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor

Contact no: 03 8943 2236/3604
Website: http://www.legendcurryhouse.com/curryhouse.htm
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Status: halal

Rating: 8.5/10

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