After the time together in London and Paris, it's time to say Au revoir to May as she goes back to Melbourne. It was a poignant time - saying goodbyes to the doggies which she has come to love and care across the distance and which she even so generously financially towards their well-being.
Phow-Phow said: "I don't like goodbye" ...looking reluctantly at the camera
Ju-Ju said: "Give me more love and.... food", which she bought along
and Blackie said: "Yes, I will be a good girl from now on"...with only 3 legs left.
So I decided to bake some Apples cupcake and using the butter which she brought back from Australia.
The recipe was taken from the Good Food Magazine.
The recipe use only 2 apples. Peeled and diced 1 apple and sliced the other thinly. I used lemon juice on both to prevent browning for 5 minutes. Drain dry and set aside.
Meanwhile, cream butter (125 gm) and brown sugar (125gm, but I only use 100 gm) together till light and pale. Add 2 eggs, beating well one at a time.
Sift flour (125 gm), 1/2 tsp baking powder and 2 tsp cinnamon powder together. Add flour mixture to the batter gradually till just combined.
Add 1 tablesp of flour to the diced apples.
Stir in the diced apples to the cake batter and spoon into the muffin tray
arrange 3-4 slices of apples on top of the cake batter and bake at 180C for around 20-25 minutes.
Remove from oven and normally I will let it cool in the pan on their sides to prevent soggy bottoms before cooling on the wire tray.
I wonder why I did not try these before.... they are delicious and soft and not so sweet with a slight tinge of tartness from the sliced apples.