Wednesday night, the wind was howling as the typhoon passed overhead. Kinda exciting yet scary. I was worried that Satoshi would have to stay in Osaka to manage his tour's flights, but he was able to come home.
Dripping wet, but safely. The "excitement" on our floor was the fire extinguisher getting loose from its stand and skittling across the hallway, then Satoshi going out to put it back. The wind was THAT strong!
All through the night you could hear the wind it was the strongest I've ever experienced here. I didn't get much sleep, just when I thought the wind would stop, you could hear the wind whip back up, plus something outside kept hitting the side of the building and you could hear a "boom" sound every so often.
Luckily there was no damage in our neighborhood, many trees lost their leaves, but at least no branches, power lines or trees fell.
Moving onto food...Sometimes not having enough of something turns into something delicious...
Case in point...these muffins.
I had flour but not enough to make an all yellow batter, so I remembered that I could sub in cocoa powder.
Luckily, I had the exact portions of flour to cocoa...
I also remembered a REALLY old, unopened jar of lilikoi (passion fruit) curd in the back of my refridge.
Chocolate Lilikoi Curd Muffins makes 6
140 grams flour
10 grams cocoa powder
6 grams baking powder
1 medium egg
80 grams sugar
50 grams butter, measured then melted
120 grams lilikoi curd
Sift the baking powder, flour and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
In another bowl, beat the egg and sugar for about 2 minutes.
Add the milk and melted butter, beat for another 10-15 seconds.
Add the sifted dry ingredients to the egg mixture.
Stir with a spatula and mix until just incorporated.
Fill 6 muffin papers half way with batter and spoon in curd. Then top off with rest of batter, trying to cover the curd as evenly as possible.
Bake for about 25 minutes.
The results...oozy lilikoi curd...in a rich chocolate muffin.
The original recipe called for lemon curd. If you want to make yellow batter, use 150 grams flour and minus the amount of cocoa powder.
You will definitely need to sit down and eat this...