Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Pistachio and Red Dates Cupcakes


125g butter
110g cake flour
1/4tsp baking powder
80g castor sugar
1/4tsp salt
2 eggs
1/2tsp vanilla essence
1tbsp milk
35g pistachio nuts(chopped)
30g red dates (remove seeds and chopped)

1. Preheat oven to 180C.
2. Sift flour and baking powder into a mixer bowl.
3. Add butter and beat until creamy.
4. Add in sugar and salt and beat for another 5mins.
5. Add in beaten egg slowly, milk and vanilla essence, beat until well-blended.
6. Lastly, fold in the chopped pistachio nuts and red dates into the batter.
7. Spoon batter into the baking paper cups until 70% full and sprinkle some pistachio nuts and red dates on it. (Soak red dates with some water for a while to prevent it from getting burn during baking.)
8. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30mins.
9. Remove cupcakes and cool on a wire rack.


MaryMoh said...

Beautiful cupcakes. Would be soooo good with a cup of tea...mmmm

airenchan said...

Hi Happy Flour, just read your pistacho and red dates cupcakes.The red Chinese dates as most of us called them actually is not a date. They are called red jujubes and the black ones are black jujubes. No offense just thought of letting you know. Keep up with the generous sharing of information. You be blessed.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

i have yet to try a baking with dates, must do it soon.

Vivi said...

I saw your chiffon cakes...they look fabulous!May I know whether do you conduct baking lessons?

Anncoo said...

This is special, pistachio and red dates sounds good.

Happy Flour said...

Hi Sonia and Anncoo,

If you love dates then you must try this, yummy ;P...

Happy Flour said...

Hi MaryMoh,

Thanks for your beautiful word. This goes well with a cup of tea. :)

Happy Flour said...

Hi Airenchan,

Thanks for your help. I ever come across 'jujubes' for Chinese dates but I can't remember it. So I use the word 'dates' which is more commonly used.

Happy Flour said...

Hi Vivi,

Thanks for your compliment. :) However I don't conduct baking class.