Sunday, August 3, 2014



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.

 She had bought so many apples knowing that the the doggies love them for desserts.

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. 

Lastly brush the cupcakes with some apricot glaze (I used 2 tablesp apricot jam mixed with 3 tablesp of hot water).  
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.


  1. Come to grab one for my tea break now, hehe...

    1. Good morning Sharon,
      You are most welcome... lets meet up when you are in KL again.

  2. These apple cupcakes looks good, Elaine!! Yumsss! Lunch time now..

  3. aww....poor doggie...will sure miss her too

    The cupcakes looks wonderful