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For my people will live as long as trees...For they are people blessed by the Lord,and their children too, will be blessed. I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs,I will go ahead and answer their prayers! Isaiah 65:22-24

Friday, September 25, 2009

Microwave rice cooker

Microwave rice cooker

The easiest way to cook rice! Just add 1 cup of rice, salt to taste & 1 1/2 cup of water & close the cooker, open the knob & microwave for 11 mins. Allow it to rest for another 10 mins before opening the cooker. But honestly i still prefer cooking rice in my pressure pan ,where in 10 minutes i can have piping hot rice ready to be served! The microwave cooked rice is best suited for cooking rice for use in fried rice or pulaos ! & no messy cleaning up afterwards! The recipe booklet that comes along with the cooker says that we can even cook chicken dishes in it, ie : use it just like a pressure cooker but in the microwave! But i am yet to try out the chicken recipes !

Monday, September 21, 2009

Vegan chocolate cupcakes with chocolate icing!!:)
Okay i will admit it! I have once again been bitten by the baking bug!& all i want to do is bake something, be it bread or cakes!;) Take for instance today morning, as soon as i woke up, i had only one thought in my mind: BAKE SOME CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES!!

And then as i made my tea, another idea got lodged in my mind, ie: decorate them with some coffee flavoured icing !! So as soon as i had my morning cuppa , i set about my task very seriously! I was so seriously engrossed in my baking task that i even completely forgot to cook something for lunch! So just had the previous night's leftovers for lunch , but then these delicious cupcakes slathered with some chocolate icing sure made up for the 'leftovers' lunch;)

The recipe for these vegan cupcakes is from here! Thank you Syrie for sharing the recipe on your blog:)
Mine were not truly vegan, for i used normal milk instead of soy milk. But the frosted cupcakes were so delicious that i ended up eating one & a half cupcake after lunch! Hmm..... if all the recipes in this book are as good as this one, then i think, that it is high time that i added this book to my cookbook collection!!;)

The frosting was ultra delicious & the cupcakes were moist & not very sweet . In fact these vegan cupcakes were everything that one associates with cupcakes , they were sinfully delicious!;) Finally i have found the perfect vegan chocolate cupcake recipe & chocolate frosting recipe, one that i can serve proudly to family & friends & the icing on the cake is that these cupcakes can be whisked up with the ingredients normally found in your kitchen !

Do give these frosted cupcakes a try, you wont regret it! I loved these iced chocolate cupcakes:))