Thursday, January 24, 2008

Orange cupcakes with chocolate ganache..........

On Monday, when i was at MIL's place, i met my husband's niece who is on a study break for a week. She told me that she wanted to eat a nice simple cake. So i told her i would bake her something but at that time i was not sure what to bake. She also told me that she would have to go back to Kedah this Friday. Thinking that Friday was so faraway, i almost forgot about my promise to her. So this morning emails was back and forth between my Sifu and I as i planned to bake chocolate cake. But not quite sure what the size of cake pan to use, i changed my mind to try to bake orange cupcakes. I decided to pair the topping with chocolate ganache. Chocolate and orange, remind me of Zip chocolate orange. And i need to practice to draw line using the butter icing. The cupcakes came out really beautiful and delicious and when iced it with chocolate ganache it is really fantastic.........

the orange cupcake without a dress as yet
After being dressed up simply
nicely in a box ready to be delivered
Gulai pegaga

21 comments:

ms hart said...

zaitgha.....u always 'torture' my appetite tau!!! he he he...ada pulak tu si gulai pegaga kat ending tu....saja je tau!! he he he..have a great weekend!

WANSHANA said...

Dear Zaitgha,

I've been a silent reader all these while, and have always enjoyed reading your postings on your ventures in the kitchen. You make all the bakings and the cookings look SO easy!

I, for the life of me, cannot bake. Fullstop. So, it's nice to tumpang sekaki to see you and a few other blogging chefs (e.g. Azian) whip up all the wonderful cakes and cookies, etc.

Tapi, setakat TENGOK dan BACA saja lah...Hehehe! Nak try kat rumah pun, I don't even have a proper oven - except my microwave oven which I use for reheating and defrosting only...Pathetic, eh?

;)

kc said...

aiseyy, i thot i'm the only one who cannot bake cakes...sheesh! i want to, so desperately but each time buat mesti tak jadik punye! kek tak jadik ala2 cam that alex from charlie's angel movie. give up lah pastu...

drNO said...

nice cuppies..
x penah la buat masak lemak pegaga, usually guna pucuk ubi.
nice ye? ada rasa pahit lg x?

Jun :) said...

alamak..sedapnyer nampak ur orange cuppies tu..mmg sesuai wif choc ganache tu...a nice combination eh! bila nak mai kl lagik..bwk d same cuppies for me..ekekeke

Anonymous said...

nampak gebu, resepi tu mmg sedap, lebih2 lagi dah adjust tahap kemanisannya...tahniah, kemas ajer u sapu ganache....-lynnhassan

Mat Gebu said...

Tabikkk kat datin zai!!!....kreatif lerrr n the combination orange and chocolate memang kena, boleh blend dan akan dpt rasa yg sedap...

zaitgha said...

ms hart,
just to tell you that i can be a gentle sadist to some people ha ha ha ada ker macam tuh...you too have a good weekend

wanshana,
welcome and real pleasure to see you here...saw you around but kinda shy to leave my prints at your house...been a silent visitor to yours too he he

kc,
i can bake cake alright, had a few cakes in my earlier posting just that for this recipe i dont have the right size mold for it....lagi pun cupcakes nih senang nak distribute yg terlebih2 tuh he he

dr.no,
gulai pegaga is quite common, pahit nyer dah tak der, masak nyer mcm jugak pucuk ubi, and letak ikan bilis and serai...

jun,
KL you di mana.....memang ada plan nih nak gi KL...

lynn,
coming from you, i am very please...with good guidance benda yg susah jadi senang kan....thanks again

mat,
tak yah tabik ah...malu jer...tgk org lain nyer lagi cantik2...if you saw my earlier posting on orange choc cream cheese tart pun sedap bangat....

Akmal said...

Kak Zai,
Alamak, cun!
We had a birthday party last night, for a friend. Had some cupcakes, beautiful, but the taste, I give my own rating 6/10!But this one, since there are orange + choc inside(BOTH kills me), I think I can give a 10, including presentation. Hehehehe.Bila nak bukak bakery kak?

zaitgha said...

Akmal,
if i was younger, i would had fall head over heels for you ha ha ha
you are sure good with words ek...ni mesti berguru ngan U Lee nih he he

10 = perfect which i nowhere near that yet but thanks the same though

drzeze said...

salam to sis Zaitgha,
memang terliur tengok your cupcake with my faveret choc topping.yummy!yummy!
.myself memang tak reti nak buat...ada oven buat hiasan je...jeles jeles...

zaitgha said...

dr zeze,
its really quite easy, joy of baking has quite good recipes...you can try the vanilla cupcakes and alternate the vanilla with sunquick orange( put abt 3 tps and grate the zest of one orange)....i dah tried dah..

if not order jer la ha ha ha

merpati66 said...

walaaaaaaa cun melecun tu

U.Lee said...

Hello Zaitgha, I almost dipped my iced coffee spoon into my monitor tengok your gulai pegaga.
It looks sooooo sinfully delicious, I think I want to forget some of the good manners my mother taught me since 2 years old, and for the first time break this virtue. Self invitation, ha ha. Nanti, I take my handkerchief cover my face, kalau tidak malu sikit la.
Can I come to your house for dinner when I return to Malaysia one of these days?
Chillie api nasi goreng, pineapple crab curry, and now gulai pegaga? And sambal belachan too?
Kalu boleh, add that ikan cincaru, with chillie stuffings.....?
But no need to make your curry puffs for me...that one very dangerous to my marriage, arhaaa ha ha.
One bite will look at you with dreamy eyes. 2nd bite?
Will look at you with imagination running riot in my mind...better not take 3rd bite...malam ta'boleh tidur susa la. Ha ha. And you wearing your RayBan too? Habis cherita!Just kidding zaitgha.
Like I mentioned in my blog to your comment...baik pun you were too young then when I was at my prime chasing after SYT's in 6 States and a Malay actress too, ha ha.
Otherwise I sure lose my bachelor's degree at an early age. Then your husband no chance, your deadly curry puffs semua habis, arhaaaa ha ha.
You have a nice day, Zaitgha, Lee.

maklang said...

sedapnya nampak cake tu...berangan nak buat muffin bluberry besok...kononlah ni!

zaitgha said...

merpati66,
toce toce but tak bole challenge sifu2 la kan he he...

Lee,
you are such a flatterer, if i dont know better i would be walking on air now ha ha ha....terima kasih seribu Lee and have a good day too....just love that phrase from you...definitely you are welcomed for dinner in my humble abode here...

maklang,
dari berangan la jadi reality he he...thanks for the visit and have a good weekend after the big waiting as i read in your house....take care maklang and God bless

Azian Hasan said...

Zai, Gulai pegaga tu tentu sedap. Camna buatnya? tak pernah try la.Macam masak gulai lemak biasa ke? kena rebus dulu ke?
Zai,
Makan gulai tu dengan nasi, lepas tu makan cup cake pulak, bestnya Zai...

.:Bake Freshly:. said...

zati, i always love the combo of orange and choc. sedap giler :D if i buat orange cupcakes pair with choc ganache, surely i buat extra utk myself :P

zaitgha said...

Azian,
Gulai pegaga nih memang my favorite...masak dia sama jer mcm masak gulai pucuk paku or pucuk ubi...kunyit hidup, cili api, tumbuk kasar ikan bilis tuh lepas cili api tuh dah lumat...then bruised the serai...masuk kan sekali sumer daun pegaga, segala yg dah di tumbuk and masak....then garam to taste...goreng ikan masin cekik tulang ....yum yum

bake freshly,
its either you mis-spelled my name or you salah orang he he
anyway, thanks for dropping by

Dr Ezura said...

hai kak zaitgha...i always like the combination of chocolate and orange...like u said, it does remind us of zip chicolate...do u mind sharing the recipe..?thanx

Ummi said...

Zai, long time not dropping by here, wah rajin wat cupcakes with deco lagi ya..memang orange my favourite..tambah lg dgn choc topping..mmg xkan lepaskan..