Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Lemon Poppy Seeds Cupcakes

I have been defeated!!! The flu bug, soar throat and cough won't leave me alone. I must be such a comfortable host....(aarrr). Though generally I am a hospitable person but my hospitality only extend to the human kind.

First, it was the running nose, then soar throat and followed by cough. Even though I have recovered from the earlier 2 but the cough just refuse to get any better. I have been coughing for almost 3 weeks now. This has not only affected my sleep but also completely drained me of my energy.

I was not prepared to bake any stuff until I am fully recovered. But the lemon sitting in my fridge has been crying out to me..........please, please eat ME! I realised that if I do not use it any sooner, in no time it join the rest of perishables in the garbage bin. In order not to waste any food, with or without energy I decided to bake some Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes.

By adding Poppy seeds they gave the cupcakes extra texture. With each bite it feel like I am eating caviar..……..oh, my imagination must have gone wild (not my fault this must be the flu bug)

To make the cupcakes more appealing, I decided to decorate them with some flowers made from royal icing.

As for the recipe of the cupcakes......

250g butter
200g castor sugar
4 eggs
250g self raising flour
1 1/2 tbsp poppy seed
rind and juice from 1 lemon

1. Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
2. Add in eggs; one at a time and mix well.
3. Stir in lemon rind.
4. Fold in flour alternate with lemon juice, ending with flour.
5. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes in an oven preheated to 170C.


The Caked Crusader said...

Hope you're feeling better soon Ling. I've heard that cupcakes have great healing powers so eat lots!

Little Corner of Mine said...

How very pretty leh!

Hope you are getting well soon. :)

daphne said...

That's like a match made in heaven. Lemon and poppy seeds-classic!! Hope they make u feel better =)

Dee said...

Poor you! drink lots of warm water with honey and lemon. And whatever you do, stop eating the cupcakes. Send them to me.

Did you really make the flowers yourself?

Beachlover said...

so sorry to hear you sick..lHope you feel well soon:)).look good your cipcake with royal icing flower:P

Lianne said...

I wish I had delicate fingers like you to make such beautiful flower to be decorated hehe, my cakes are all so boring looking

Ling's Passion said...

caked crusader : Thanks. Am feeling better now but the cough is still here. Doc said it is due to my sinus.

little corner : Thanks for your concern. Though have never met but glad to have a friend like you.

daphne : I totally agree with you.

dee : Give me your address and I'll send some to you....he..he

beachlover : Your cakes looks good too.

lianne : But you are such a good cook and I can never cook like you. God is fair.

Jade said...

Such pretty flowers on the cuppy. (^^,) Rest well and take care!

Christy said...

Oooooo...so adorable!!!
*whiff whiff....can smell the lemon from here too...such nice little cupcakes with poppy seed and oh, not to mention the little flower on top:D

Do get well soon!~

Ling's Passion said...

jade : Thanks. Am getting better now.

christy : Can't agree more with you. Lemon is such a refresher.