Friday, October 09, 2009

chocolate lilikoi curd muffins

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...

13 comments:

gtrine said...

hi Kat:

I can still remember how scary the typhoons in the Philippines are. We lived on the 5th-story of a condominium with one side all glass. We could "feel" the wind shaking the glass every time a typhoon came! Very scary! I am glad you are all safe. And how cool that you made muffins! I think baking or cooking during storms are such a great idea!

Debinhawaii said...

OK, I think I just found a use for some of my jars of lilikoi curd thank you very much! ;-) They look yummy--now to decide on chocolate or yellow cake...Hmmm... ;-)

K and S said...

yes that was how it was and we were only 3 floor up, Gtrine...scary indeed.

half batch chocolate half batch yellow, Debinhawaii??

Take care you two.
Kat

O Marquês de Pindorama said...

will try

Barbara said...

Those muffins look very tempting Kat.

OkiHwn said...

Glad you made it through. Small one though by the time it hit you. I really miss typhoons. You know Okinawa had no typhoons so far this year and none last year. Amazing !!!

jalna said...

Veeeery innovative . . . substituting cocoa powder for flour. I like the half and half look . . . neat.

Girl Japan: April Marie said...

It was hell here... I think it hit is directly.... I noisy, sleepless night!!!!!! The muffin's sound so-so-fabulous!!!! They look good too!

K and S said...

Hope you like them Pindorama :)

Hope you try them Barbara :)

Those typhoons are something I will not miss Nate!

Thanks Jalna, hope you try them :)

Yipes GirlJapan, hope there was no damage where you were!

Take care everyone.
Kat

Rowena... said...

You are so good at using up what's "in the back of the fridge" and leftovers in general. I roll my eyes and close the door, and I still have leftover lamb in there which will just go to the "kids".

Glad to hear that you guys came through that windstorm...scary!

K and S said...

man that bottle was S-O-O-O old. I am glad we didn't get sick eating the muffins Rowena :0 I'm sure the "kids" look forward to any leftovers you may have, I know I would.

Take care.
Kat

Suze said...

Wow, glad to hear that you made it through the storm.

K and S said...

Thanks Suze :) I was worried about all my plants outside!!

Take care.
Kat