Monday, April 26, 2010

today was my day off

..and this is what i did! well, partially. i didn't get a chance to take a picture with bob.. poor man, i don't think he's a fan of chicken fried rice >_< if you come by within the next three days, i might have muffins left for you = ] otherwise....

blueberry cornmeal muffins

  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 3 cups fresh blueberries
  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray 10-inch-diameter springform pan with 2 3/4-inch-high sides with nonstick spray. Whisk flour and next 3 ingredients in medium bowl. Whisk oil, eggs, vanilla, and honey in another medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat butter, 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt in large bowl until creamy. With mixer running on medium speed, gradually add egg mixture; beat to blend. Beat in flour mixture just to blend. Add ricotta and yogurt; beat on low speed just to blend. Pour half of batter into prepared pan. Scatter 1 1/2 cups blueberries over. Spoon remaining batter over in dollops, then spread to cover blueberries. Scatter remaining blueberries over. Sprinkle remaining 1 tablespoon sugar over.
  • Bake cake until top is golden brown and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Cool completely in pan on rack.
from huckleberry bakery & cafe in santa monica
(..wherever that is ^_< )

while i was making my muffins i was listening to how to respond when bad things happen on my ipod. (yes! i found it!!!) oh man.. didn't get a chance to write all the good stuff down as my fingers were perpetually coated with egg whites and batter.. but he talks about haiti and giving out of love and equality and how maybe i need to be a more productive fig tree..

on a separate topic, what do you think about monetary donations to relief organizations and child sponsership?


  1. I want our sg to adopt a family... i think monetary donations are good, but donating time is better.

  2. great pictures of the water drops! great for potential website content :). and muffins look yummyyy