It's the weekend and the start of a two-week long school holiday. I've got a lot of things planned for the next week, especially marking and grading students' mid-year exam answer scripts. And marking students' scripts, especially unintelligible and illegible scripts, can be demanding, both on the brain and the nerves. I really cannot control my emotion and I start to turn green like the Hulk when I get too many of these scripts!
And speaking of green, I decided to ease the stress of marking these scripts by, what else, baking. Well, muffin would be simple enough. But half way through, I found the process very torturous, because of the very warm weather; and toiling by the oven certainly did not alleviate the situation. But I pressed on, and, voila, Coconut Pandan Muffin!
- 100g all purpose flour
- 1/3 tsp baking powder
- small pinch salt
- 2 eggs
- 95g soft brown caster sugar
- 85g corn oil
- 1/2 tbs coconut pandan emulco
- 25g freshly grated coconut
- 150g vegetable shortening
- 90g icing sugar
- 1/2 tsp coconut pandan emulco
- 2 drops green coloring
Sift ingredients A into a large bowl. Add in B and mix until just combined. The mixture should be a bit lumpy. Spoon mixture in muffin cups and bake in pre-heated oven at 180 C for about 25 minutes.
For the icing, beat the shortening and sugar until pale and fluffy. Then, add in the coconut pandan emulco and green coloring. Decorate at will! Haha!