Monday, August 10

Tzehui edition 2009: Domesticated

Maybe it's been the H1N1 flu. (which is spreading freaking fast okay! There were 200+ confirmed cases today, plus 6 deaths...scary! and honestly people who are sick should wear masks--so the people who aren't won't have to wear -_-")

And yeah I feel so domesticated 'cause I've an irrepressible passion for baking/cooking now! Plus I'm super content spending hours watching Heroes season 3 on PPStream... But I still miss karaoke-ing though :(

Mom & I baked a coffee cake yesterday(it was a 2nd attempt), recipe courtesy of June (slightly modified):

Coffee Cake Recipe
  • 1/4 cup butter (Softened at room temperature) 1st time round I actually melted it! Very wrong indeed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 all purpose flour (sifted)
  • A little less than1 Tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 & 1/2 tbsp instant coffee powder don't use 3 in 1 coffee powder though!
  • 2 Tbsp Low fat Yoghurt
Preheat oven at 175 C.

Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy.

Beat in egg.

Then add vanilla extract and coffee powder into mixture.

Combine flour and baking powder into mixture and stir well.

Finally mix in milk and yoghurt.

Combine batter. Pour batter into baking pan (lined with parchment paper) or cupcake pan lined with cupcake liners. For cupcakes, pour batter till about 3/4 cup full. Bake for 20-25 mins till testing skewer comes out clean or cupcakes slightly brown. For cake, it takes about 35 mins.

Off to Genting on Wednesday with family... Gotta stock up on masks, antibodies & infinite amount of prayers o.O


Simply June said...

how was it, this time?

Tze Hui said...

yeah the creaming helped... it wasn't as "solid" as the last time, but i left the butter outside the fridge for about 2 hours.. that's way too long right? so it was very soft by the time i put it inside the mixer...

but the nescafe coffee powder worked! so it was not bad la.. though not as porous as yours ^^

Simply June said...

depending on temperature and as long as ur butter is not liquid.. u should be fine! =)

did u use 3 in 1 coffee powder the last time? . did u get a moist cake? enuff coffee flavor this time?

Tze Hui said...

yeah i used 3 in 1 last time.. that's why I couldn't get d coffee flavour but the flavour was definitely there this time round :)