From my kitchen to yours

From my kitchen to yours

Thursday, June 17, 2010


It's now 10.30 pm , did all my stuff for the day, went for Spanish class in spite of partying post 12, but the "People" party was really nice, met lotsa friends and people i really loved meeting and a few that i preferred not to be there, but then i really did not do the invites so had no say in the matter ha ha ha ..
Yesterday i spent the evening shopping with Mini, and then we went out, mini in her gorgeous sari (one day i will be confident like her in one) and me in my green gown that i love...
Kabir and me drank soda and Mini had some green tea stuff....
Oh and the khao-suey was yummy , but now trying to get Mins to make some for us , because hers is awesome...
Oh back to today...Spanish in the morning , then went to searching for a food and confectionery course to Dadar catering college , but they have closed admissions...
But I'm not giving up.....
Back home , babies and home-work and lotsa green tea... and now at this hour i started shuffling my muffin card pack , much to the horror of my house help who had settled into the world of saas-bahus and their interesting twists and turns ...
But the poor souls are in for a shock , because i have pulled out all my ingredients and have mixed , sieved , weighed , licked , poured , spooned , dropped , laughed ....errr not in that order but mix is made and in the oven....
Waiting now for my little pets to get cooked , so i can dress them for their night out ,in my tummy....

1 1/4 cup , self rising flour
1/8 tsp salt
3/4 cup whole milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
6 tbsp butter
1 cup sugar
3 large egg whites

90 gm white chocolate
1/4 cup unsalted butter
120 gm cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Pre heat oven to 250 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes..

1.Sift the flour and salt in a bowl and set aside.
2.In another small bowl, stir the milk, vanilla and almond extracts together.
3.In a large bowl, with the hand mixer on medium, beat the butter and sugar, until it lightens in colour about 3 minutes.
4.On low speed, add the flour to the butter mix in 3 additions and the milk in 2 additions, till its just about blended and set aside.
5.In another large bowl , beat the egg whites with an electric beater till it is nice and shiny white , smooth and nice and stiff.
6. Stir about 1/3 of the egg whites into the batter, with the electric beater , then stop and with a spatula , just fold the rest of the beaten egg whites in.
7. Put the batter into your muffin moulds , they make about 14 and cook them at 160 degrees for 17 minutes, and the little white poppykins are ready , take them out and leave them to cool....

My kitchen has a sweet aroma floating around, there is a lovely breeze and Enrique Inglesius singing to me (by the way did i ever tell you that i met him for an interview, and he is just such a huge flirt :o)) hmmm , no noise around me , no one putting their tiny fingers into my batter or trying to break eggs for me, but gosh do i miss the babies when they are asleep....
Now for the even more easier bit,making the frosting

1. Put the white chocolate on a double boiler and melt it.., then transfer to a big bowl
2. In that bowl blend the butter , cream cheese and vanilla to the chocolate mix, and beat till its nice and smooth
3. Add the powdered sugar, mixing until the frosting is nice and smooth, for about a minute.
4. Spread about 2 tbsp of frosting onto each cup cake , and when its all done...

Play tic-tac-toe- here i go if i miss , I'll take this and immediately without any delay, bite into a big mouth full of my "Midnight Insanity" , fresh and heavenly only from "Maria's Kitchen"

Good night lovely day... and thanks for my family and friends and for all the wonderful moments that God gave me to day..
Big God Bless


  1. Hah, these are so good, i love white chocolate in my frosting too!
    I wanna tip a few sprinkles on there!
    Hey i jus read ur message on the fish masal today, i didn even know u replied!
    If somebody is down in Goa, dart me an email and u will have a jar, little or large i dont know, depends on how muc is left at that time!!!
    And yeah will love ot give u the recipe if u like it!
    Want to write a post on it the next time we make and measure the spices out:-)

  2. may I ask which green tea do u girls drink? I got a certain famous brand but the green tea tasted like hay! I heard japanese green tea's r the best.. plz advice which one u prefer...

  3. Hi Maria,

    Love reading your blog..make it a point to read first thing in the morning as soon I enter office :) For one, I'm a born glutton & die hard foodie and love cooking and feeding people. Secondly I love the way you write. Makes the read so close to the heart and home (since I'm a Bangalored Bong!). Please keep writing and posting new stuff..and would love to know more about Taz :) Best, Rupa.

  4. Gee I had no idea muffins could be made at home too. Shows how much bald guys know! :P

  5. Hi Maria,
    Love your blog...its so fresh and wholesome...hope you continue to blog for a long time!

  6. y do u guys write anonymously ya,
    i drink tulsi green tea,
    its nothing fancy , but i like it

  7. So are they cupcakes or muffins?

  8. Hahaha! Even I wonder about Anonymous some nasty ones too. :D Thanks for the labels. Life is simpler.

    BTW, loved your gorgeous gown.

  9. I love your blog!!! I have a food blog too - nothing fancy... but let me warn you - since I have started blogging... even with my regular yoga I have started putting on insane amounts of weight :(! How do you manage to look so fabulous while baking such fabulous treats????

    And if you have sometime... do stopover at my blog sometime.