Wednesday, April 07, 2010

3.5 Reasons Why I Like Dessert, & A Lemon Yoghurt Poppy Seed Recipe For Good Measure

You see, I am a very bad student, and rarely read any lengthy text properly. So you can imagine my delight, when I saw THIS article in the NST.
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Yahoo, kuehs are good for you!

So my no 1 reason why I like dessert is coz the PAPERS said it was good for you!

But, my erudite inner self told me that .... perhaps I should peruse the article further to find out the scientific logic behind this, though my instincts told me, YES, IT HAD TO BE TRUE, KUIH, and by extension, cake or dessert IS GOOD FOR YOU and helps maintain good bowel habits. Butttt, as it turns out.......

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BAHHHHGEROOOO!!! Talk about bad placement of words in BOLD. Howwwww misleading is that!!! WHO puts "these are not only lower in terms of calorie content, they contain more fibre..blah blah blah" NEXT to a tempting picture of kueh kosui covered in coconut? Makes sense what, coconut got fibre, so they contain more fibre. Chis bedebah big time!

Reason No 2 is because since I bake, I like la. The same way one loves one's offspring, the fruit of your loins, it stands to reason that one would like the work of your hands too. Recently, I have been having a thing for yoghurt, ever since trying Chef Collin Lim's Apple Yoghurt Cake, from the Nutriplus cook book.

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For this delectable recipe, do buy the Nutriplus Cookbook, Think out of the Shell, as featured in THIS post. The cake is deliciously buttery and moist.

The 3rd reason why I like dessert is, its full of vitamins and is a wholesome meal in itself. Case in point, this Lemon Yoghurt Poppy Seed cake, which I was inspired to make after making Collin's apple yoghurt cake. It has lemon, which is packed with vitamin C. And ...flour is from the wheat right? and wheat is from the ground? So flour is a vegetable.

Butter is from Milk, and Milk is from cows, and cows eat grass. Since YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT, cows are theoretically grass based, so are vegetables too. Stands to reason that milk is also a vegetable, and so is butter. There's even some poppy seed, from which opium is derived, to give you a slight high.

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The 3.5th reason why I like dessert, and its only half a reason, because its not a full reason, I get to write a whole blog post about it.

Just so this post hasnt been read entirely in vain, here is the recipe for the Lemon Yoghurt Poppy Seed Cake, by yours truly.

250gm butter
3/4 cup castor sugar
4 eggs
3/4 cup natural yoghurt
1/3 cup poppy seed
Rind of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 lemon
2 cups Self Raising Flour

Cream butter and sugar, as usual. Add eggs one by one. With mixer on slow, chuck in half of all the remaining ingredients. Mix a bit, then chuck in the rest. Bake at 170C in an 8" pan for 45-50 minutes. Serve with pure cream, or ice with lemon cream cheese frosting.

20 comments:

gfad said...

Finally!! A recipe from the fatboyrecipes blog.. ^_^

And in that same logic, wine is made from grapes and whisky from barley. Hence we are partaking our fruit and grain requirement too, no?

Lovely looking cakes. :)

CUMI & CIKI said...

The same way one loves one's offspring, the fruit of your loins!!
thanks ahpa, even though we were 'virtually' conceived, i still regard that as being LOVED big time :P

muaks

qwazymonkey said...

Hehe thanks for loving us virtual kids like your desserts! No wonder we're a sweet bunch

J said...

Haha.. I like how you think! :)
(Perfect reasoning! Will remember it the next time I'm eating cake...)

Sean said...

it's been months since i last tasted the fruit of your loins, errm, i mean oven!
i gotta say, this cake looks so gorgeous, i have to ask when u're gonna start a delivery service lah (hire a dispatch dude on a motorbike, charge an extra RM15 for delivery to anywhere in the city centre). i pledge to be the first (or second or third) customer =)

Pick Yin said...

Hi Fatboy,

Where can I get poppy seeds in KL?

minchow said...

I am going to go with the words in bold because I'm Malaysian like that. Kuehs are good for you, end of story!

HairyBerry said...

and here's one of the many reasons why i'm a fan of FBB - he gives good, workable recipes! i still remember that lemon yoghurt cake recipe you posted 2 years ago. it was one of my very early cakes that worked!

can't wait to give this a try when i get home next month!

fatboybakes said...

hairy berry, so long time no see! actually, now that you mention it, its might be a similar recipe. hahah, no wonder it came so naturally.

minchow, of course they are. santan is a vegetable too ma.

pickyin, bake with yen, chang tung, any shop that sells spices for indian curries... i understand its banned in singapore. probably too many singies making opium from the balconies of their HDBs leh, since they cant chew gum.

fatboybakes said...

sean, hahaha, alas, no delivery service la. AND, also i'll be shuddering in fear waiting for your appraisal and feedback, knowing how high your standards are.

J, yes, just chant the mantra, butter is good, margarine is bad.

fatboybakes said...

monkeys, awww.... fatherly group hug. might not be fruit of my loins, but definitely fruit of my lines... since it is through the lines written in blogs that we got to know each other.

gfad, exactly, why do you think we serve booze at parties? it's salad.

thule a.k.a leo said...

you have lemon poppy seed cake.. but I'm sure that you can definitely add yoghurt right??? sounds healthier

fatboybakes said...

thule, what you talking about ah? there is yoghurt what.

Keropok Man said...

It sounds simple enough for me to make!

babe_kl said...

i read that article too, it says one can eat kuih everyday but limit to just ONE piece heh LOL

the ingredients of the recipe sounded great, must put in my to bake list! thanks

jason said...

Ahahaha... memang bedebah :p

Love the butter < milk < cow < grass phrase.

fatboybakes said...

jason, glad you agree! memang hor.

babe, eating one piece of kuih is like massaging only your right arm...

keropok man, it is, bro it is.

Pureglutton said...

Great seasoning, i mean, REASONING, lol! Anything to ease all the guilts, eh!
Must try out this recipe soon!

fatboybakes said...

pure glutton, let me know how it goes!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

More lists! More lists! :-P You're a hilarious tangechi indeed!