Monday, September 10, 2007

Lemon cakes with passionfruit syrup + Rockin Girl Award

How can you resist when you see a bag of passionfruits. BIG fat juicy passionfruits? I picked a bag of these beauties up on our way home from York. As I waited for it to ripen and turn all crinkly, my head went bonkers trying to think of what to make with it. Passionfruit Cheesecake?, Passionfruit salad?, stuff myself with passionfruits, passionfruit cupcakes? ARGH.. the possibilities are endless.

In moments like this, I head straight to Donna Hay Classics 2- vaguely remembering there are a few recipes that I said "MUST TRY" but tucked it away into my subconscious memory in a small corner of my brain. So when I flipped to page 54 (how many of you are going to do that? ;p) and saw the beautiful Lemon Cakes with Passionfruit Syrup... I was sold.

The end result? Moist cakes with a heavily scented lemon taste. The passionfruit syrup wasn't too overbearing. They complement each other very well. As per usual, I reduced the amount of sugar. Much as I love my sweets, too much sugar just create havoc to my system. Besides, I thought that the passionfruit syrup would provide the sweetness anyway! :p

Lemon cakes with passionfruit syrup- 12 little delightful cakes

175 grams of butter softened
1/2 cup of caster sugar (It was 3/4 cup)
1 tablespoon of grated lemon rinde
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups of plain flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
3-4 teaspoons of lemon juice (it was 2 teaspoons)

Passionfruit Syrup
3/4 cup of caster sugar
1 cup of water
Pulp from 7 passionfruits

1) Preheat oven to 160 degrees C. Grease and line muffin tin.
2) Beat butter, sugar and lemon rind with electric beaters.
3) Gradually add eggs and beat well.
4) Sift flour and baking powder over mixture. Fold gently. Add lemon juice.
5) Spoon mixture into tin, Bake for 20-25 mins.
6) Meanwhile, place sugar, water and passionfruit pulp into a saucepan. Stir on low heat till the sguar dissolved. Allow mixture to boil for 6-8 mins or till syrupy.
7) To serve, spoon syrup over cake. Serve warm.

Almost gone.. :p

Credits: Special thanks to Mr AR who kindly helped me with the lemon rind and oh so patiently went along with my food craze.

BEFORE I go...

WOOHOO! I'm a rockin girl blogger. YEAH! Thanks to another rockin gal behind East meets west kitchen who has kindly thought of me! This is so exciting.

Hence, I'm going to be passing the award to a few more rockin gals. You have inspired me at one point of another:

Teckiee-U rock girl! Love your write up.
Evan- the first person to call me a foodie AND I don't think I ever stopped admiring your cupcakes and macarons.
Irene- because I admire your mothering skills + quest to learn more and more. You have been through so much but come out strongly at every aspect. I love you. You are my aunt and a great friend. Send my kisses to hiro and sophia!
Ruth- for your friendship, love and encouragement to keep on with what i have to do to get to where I have to go.

There u go girls. Pass the award to more Rockin Girls!


Jackson said...

Congratulation Rockin' Girl!! The idea of lemon cake n passion fruit syrup is awesome!

Kelly Mahoney said...

Congratulations on your award! Looks delicious.

B@bYh|r0Sh| said...

Oh they are so YUMMY!!

Big Boys Oven said...

OMG! so syrupy gorgeous lemon cake, passion fruit topping.... a temptation that cannot resist.

Armand said...

No problems about the lemon rind :) The outcome was brilliant. Pity about the yellow lighting or the picture would look even better! :)

daphne said...

Jackson-yeah! It was great!! thanks.

Kelly- yeah! I'm surprised by how lovely it turned out as well.

Baby Hiro (n Irene)- me too! passionfruits r great! too bad they are not available widely in SG.

Big boys oven- i know! I feel so bad eating so many of them.. oh dear... back to running i guess.

armand-glad u enjoyed it! U put in the hardwork too!

SteamyKitchen said...

I too love Passionfruit - though I can't get them very fresh here where I live.

Your cake looks delicious.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

haha i would just make passionfruit soda..simple..hmmm doubt i will ever bake..

culinaryprincess said...

Congrats on your award Daphne!i love passion fruit too and have been seeing it in the market quite a bit but had no idea what to do with them.. guess now i do! will try out ur recipe soon!

daphne said...

Steamy Kitchen- Thanks for dropping by! Passionfruit is only in season here, so it's 'see and grab' scenario for me! ;p

Craving Joe- You have to give it a go! It's very therapeutic!

Culinary princess- thank you! =) Do try it out and let me know how it turns out!!!

teckiee said...

Eh ehhh what happen to my comment? Aiyorr really dont like blogger because of this la.

Anyway... keep it rockin! hahaha

daphne said...

teckiee! =) i have the same problems with my comments in other blogs too. Technology... hai.

I have this image of a row of ladies rockin away... hahha.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

You deserve that award, girfriend!
Delicious passionfruit syrup over lemon cupcakes there! Too bad there's no passionfruit in sight here. :(

evan said...

hey sweetie, thx for the award =) i feel so touched you still rem. i called you a foodie! i didnt even remember that. haha :p will pass on to more people when im free. thx again =)

btw your lemon cakes look totally yummilicious!

daphne said...

east meets west- oh.. is it seasonal or none at all?

Evan- thanks! and yeah! u deserve the award. Pass it on!

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