With a growing up teen at home, I always have to keep a good stock of snacks at home. Kids of all age are fond of snackers rather than the main meals. Mine will not have his rice lovingly unless it is accompanied by chicken/mutton /prawns or paneer. So he is in a 'Hungry Kya' mode always. Mamma has to prepare few kinds of snackers for him, he loves to have them from time to time. Mamma does it with utmost pleasure because cooking is something she loves doing. The pleasure of doing something for our own is immeasurable. These days a thought disturbs me a lot. In few years he will be away from home.... for studies, job, how will mamma survive then? I perhaps will stop blogging then. How can mamma cook and eat things that he loves without him. The thought itself paralyses me. Anyway the senior at home does not want to eat much these days. May be the two of us will retire from the worldly crowd and tour amidst nature most of the time.
I prefer doing muffins/cup cakes because the preparation and cooking time is so less. I love that because I am a lazy cook. Not so much of an innovative cook, I need to hire ideas for cooking. This recipe of choco chip cake I got from Allrecipes.com posted by someone named Janice. Thanks to Janice for the easy to do recipe which will be a hit with the kids. My contribution to the cup cake is the use of desiccated coconut which I had at home and I wished to use in it.Let us do it.
All Purpose Flour : 2cups
White Sugar : 1/2 cup
Baking Powder : 2tsp
Milk : 3/4cup
Egg : 1big
Vegetable Oil : 1/3cup
Choco Chip : 3/4cup
Brown Sugar : 2tbsp
Desiccated Coconut : 2tbsp
Preheat oven to 200*C.
In a small bowl, take desiccated coconut and brown sugar, mix well and keep aside.
In a separate bowl take the sugar, flour and baking powder and mix well.
Take the oil, egg and milk in a bowl and beat well. Add to the flour mix. Just fold in but do not beat. The batter has to have lumps. Add half of the choco chips to the batter and mix lightly.
Place the paper cups in a cup cake tin. Pour 1/4 of the batter. Sprinkle the coconut-brownsugar mix.
Pour the batter again till half. Sprinkle with coconut-brownsugar mix. Add few choco chips on top.
Bake at 200*C for 20 minutes.
Its done. Enjoy the soft cup cakes with your cuppa!!