It’s quite difficult to find the black poppy seeds here in Singapore
That said you must be wondering how I managed to bake Poppy seed cupcake!!
It was during my last business trip to San Diego that
I got it..someone gifted this to meJ
I actually don’t remember when I mentioned about Poppy seeds to Ada[ my colleague from SD]
It was such sooo sweet of her to remember that and give me a pack of poppy seeds on my last day in SD.
I have to say Ada and Pierre are such a sweet couple..They set aside one entire weekend for us
..Took me and my colleague out for a fun filled outing ..some good food and above all there was a surprise at the end of the day
Knowing my love for desserts they took me to an extraordinary place..The extraordinary dessertsJ Just one word to describe it…Seventh heaven
So this is for you guysJ Hope you njoy the visual treat !!
Without further adieu here goes the recipe
Orange Poppy seed cupcake
40 g Poppy seeds
125 ml warm milk
150 gms butter softened
2 tspn finely grated orange zest
1 tablespoon Orange Juice
150 gms caster sugar
185 gms Self raising flour
100 gms cream cheese
Orange juice 1 tablespoon
1tspn Orange zest
50-70 gms Icing Sugar
Pre heat the oven to 180 degree
Combine the poppy seeds and milk in a bowl and set aside for 15 min
Place the butter, orange zest, sugar, eggs and flour in a large bowl
Add the poppy seeds mixture, orange juice and beat with an electric mixer until well combined
Increase the speed and continue to beat for 3 minutes until the mixture is thick and pale
Spoon the batter into the paper cups and bake for 15 minutes.
Transfer onto a wire rack to cool
To make the icing, beat the Cream cheese, orange juice and zest until smooth
Add the icing sugar gradually and continue to beat until the desired consistency is reached.