Friday, January 16, 2009

Chocolate & Green Tea Steamed Cupcakes (Bolu Kukus)

I don't like coming home to an empty house. It feels lonely for me. In order to make that somber feeling go away, I bake. This is the scenario for me last night. I had came home from work late (and will be until end of February) to an empty apartment. I don't like the silence; especially after going to a funeral last Saturday. So to fill my time, I made these steamed cupcakes. My mom taught me how to make these. :) I felt so much better after I baked! ^_^



I've always made these with pandan and rose extracts, but last night I felt like doing something a little different. I made these in green tea and chocolate flavor using matcha powder and cocoa powder. I think these give the cupcakes more flavor but it also weigh down on the batter. The result: although the cucpcakes blossom, they didn't open up as much. I think I'll stick to extracts in the future. :p

I brought a couple of these to work today and some of my coworkers tried them. Their comments are:

"this is interesting..."

"yossi, your cake always have interesting textures..."

"are you trying to choke me?!" --> upon finding out that the cake is steamed on a double broiler

I guess they're just not used to the idea or texture of a steamed cupcake. lol. :)

2 comments:

  1. yossi,minta resep bolu kukusnya dong?
    aku mau tanya,kalau mau beli cetakkan bolu kukus harus berapa biji?
    soalnya aku mau suruh tanteku bawain dari indo.thanks yah.

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  2. Alow Mel,

    Here's the recipe for the bolu kukus

    4 egg yolk
    1 egg white
    300g all purpose flour
    250g granulated sugar
    200ml water

    Mix the eggs and sugar until it triples in volume. Fold in the flour and lastly the sugar :)

    Cetakan bolu kukus banyak diindo koq Mel, they usually jualnya per lusin :)

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