It’s been a rough day. Very, very busy, lots to do, not enough time in which to do it and lots of outside stresses knocking at the door. I have nothing really to complain about – it was just one of those days where you seem to be talking to everyone through gritted teeth and wishing they would all just leave you alone. Not their fault at all really. I am worrying and fretting about a few things at the moment and my patience with everything and everyone (especially myself) is wearing very thin and my ability to cope with “normal” everyday stuff didn’t quite make the party today.
Speaking of parties, tomorrow we have a couple of events at work : one, a combined birthday morning tea for everyone in the building who has celebrated their birthdays this month, and two, an afternoon baby shower for one of our lovely ladies who is expecting her third bub very soon. There is some doubt as to whether the guest of honour will be there – she hasn’t been too well this week – but we will go ahead with the preparations in the hope she is well enough to join us for a little while.
We’ve all been asked to bring a plate, so I have made some little pineapple cup cakes. I haven’t made them before, at least not with this recipe, and I’m not convinced of their flavour and over-all finish but they will have to do! Nothing bakes very well in my horrible oven so there is always the problem of cooking things without under-or-over-cooking them. Anyway, I hope these are ok and that people like them (I’m hoping the cute polka-dot cupcake papers disguises any less-than-perfect taste or texture).
Pineapple Cup Cakes
1 Cup Plain Flour
1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
2/3 Cup Caster Sugar
1 Egg, beaten lightly
1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
1/2 Cup Milk
1 Cup Tinned Pineapple – diced or crushed (and drained of liquid)
In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients (you’re probably supposed to sieve the flour and baking powder…I couldn’t find my sieve so I had to leave out that step!)
Make a well in the centre and whisk in the egg, milk and oil until just combined. Add the pineapple and mix through gently.
Divide mixture into patty pans, muffin cups or whatever you want to use. My mixture made about 14 medium sized cupcakes.
Bake at 180 C for approx 20-25 minutes. Leave to cool before frosting if you like.
Now it’s time for bed and my kitchen looks like something exploded in it and I have neither the energy nor the inclination to do anything about it. It’s late and if I want to get up in time for work tomorrow, which I do – despite the thought of staying in bed seeming much more tempting – I had better ignore the mess and get myself off to the Land of Nod. The chaos will still be there in the morning – I might as well add my breakfast dishes to it!
Hope your day has been happy 🙂