These days if I go to a shop only thing i see is things which you can buy for Valentines day.
And I am like why is it that people make so much phoo ha for this day.
You see in the shops everything red, red rose, read fluffy heart a read bear with a whte hear etc.....the list of things can go on and on.
I am not against valentine day but I just think why there should be just one day to celebrate the love you feel for someone.
It could be also beeing married for 20 years I dont think you dont need a specific one day to celebrate your love for someone.
I just think the only people who gain from these days are shop people and ofcourse the person who get the gift.
I dont mind if we cook a good dinner on that day what I mind is the comercial side of it, were the shops is just like shouting to you buy the card, buy the roses, but something !!!!!!!!!!!!!
But then I think it is not because I don't like valentine day commercial side, that my blog should be punished :-)
This is one of the best cup cake recipe I have made. I make them and use it for different frosting.
All thought I thought the frosting was a tad bit too sweet
1 cup (126 g )selfraising flour
1/2 cup (126 g ) sugar ( I used 80 g sugar)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup ( 126 g) soft butter
1/2 cup ( 50 g ) ground almonds
1/2 tsp almond extract or to taste
For the frosting
1 egg white
3/4 cup (175 g) fine sugar
a pinch of salt
a pinch of cream of tartare
2 tbsp of coffee liqueur or strong coffee ( i used ligueur)
Preaheat the oven to 350° F or 180°c.
Put 10 muffin cases in a miffin tin.
Put all the ingridients into a bowl and beat untill well mixed.
Divide the mixture among the muffin cases and bake for 18 to 20 minutes or untill the cakes are well risen and springy to touch.
Remove the cakes from the tin and allowe to cool and then swrill the frosting on top.
To make the frosting.Put all the ingridients into a bowl and whisk together with a hand held electric mixer.
Stand the bowl over a pan of simmering water and whisk for 7 minutes untill the mixture stands in a soft peak.
Swril the frosting on top of the cake.
Last week hubby had gone to Goa for playing in a Music festival and he had met up with Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen well actually Aparna was so sweet to take him around to various shops so he could buy somethings which I needed. And also to show him around a little bit of the place as he was just there for 2 days.
Ofcourse she also send me a bag of delicous things. In Aparna's words a touch of kerala and Indeed it was a touch of Kerala , there was chakka Varithathu, Tapioca chips etc...... if I am honest I have been not sharing these goddies with my hubby and daughter well I gave them to taste but the rest I have been hogging it :-) not that It is all finished, i still have more to crunch on.
She also send me a touch of Goa , a bunch of Goan masalas which I am so looking forward to cooking Non Veg dishes ane some other goodies, oh and then handmade papers which she send I dint even know such beautiful papers were there. If i ever get to Goa I am sure gonna visit that shop she bought from.
So soon my blog is going to have lots of Goan dishes. I still have to make the dishes so you all have to wait a bit. I tend to make these days new dishes when Shyama comes home for weekend from college so she can also enjoy them.