Monday, May 28, 2012

Holiday Baking #1

Today is the first day of June Holidays!! What to do to keep my 5 year old boy occupy?? BAKING!!! Ever since watching 'Junior Master Chef', his been asking me to teach him bake & cook >.<" Previously when am doing baking in the kitchen, once a while he will request to help to whisk or stir. So this morning I told him we will be making some muffins, he was pretty excited :D

Today I actually let him do 90% of the work!! :D :D Other then the macerating of strawberries, melting butter and putting the muffins into the oven, the rest of the steps like measuring flour, folding, sifting are all done by him! Though he enjoying the process most of the time, but reaching the end his complaining too warm! >.<" So I told him now you should understand Mummy's hard work when preparing meals for him and his sister hahahaha..In the end he still manage to complete all the tasks after some encouragement before leaving the kitchen! 做事要有头有尾!! This is today's teaching! wahahaha...

Recipe adapted from

Strawberry Oatmeal Muffins


  • 1 1/4 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup strawberry yogurt
  • 2 cups chopped strawberries
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 eggs
  • 125gm unsalted butter, melted
  • 90 gm brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • 125gm plain flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 220 deg cel.
  2. Place the strawberries in a small bowl. Sprinkle with white sugar and balsamic vinegar. Gently stir to coat the strawberries with the sugar and vinegar.
  3. Mix the oatmeals and strawberry yogurt together in a large bowl.
  4. Add the eggs, melted butter, brown sugar, and vanilla paste to the oatmeal and yogurt mixture. Stir until just incorporated.
  5. Sift in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt & cinnamon powder into the oatmeal mixture. Stir until just incorporated and the flour is moistened. Do not over-mix! Or your muffins will end up rubbery. The batter should be rather lumpy, not smooth.
  6. Gently fold in the strawberries, including any of the sugary vinegary liquid the strawberries have been sitting in.
  7. Spoon the batter evenly into muffins cups. Reduce oven temp to 200 deg cel and bake for 10mins. Reduce to 180 deg cel and bake for another 10mins until golden brown. A skewer inserted into the center should come out clean. Let cool for a couple minutes in the muffin tin before removing to serve.


Mich - Piece of Cake said...

Peng, I tried this recipe before also... how did you find it? Was it dry? Mine seemed rather dry... I wonder is it because I went to substitute the butter with oil instead...

Peng said... wor is very moist ;)

Mich - Piece of Cake said...

Looks like I did not substitute the butter with enough oil...think i should try it with more oil instead...

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