Monday, May 11, 2009

Pineapple Rum Cake - Devirginizing My New Kitchen

How should I devirginize my new kitchen?
- By sacrificing a virgin suckling pig? Nah, too cruel.
- By spritzing holy water all over it? Ehm, maybe some cleaning solution instead?
- With a prayer? Our Father who art in heaven, please bless this kitchen with less
food disasters...
- With a ceremony involving dancing naked in front of the kitchen window? Hmm, tempting idea, but may result in multiple law suits from the neighbors...

So I opted to go with baking something dead easy instead.
Pineapple Rum Cake

Pineapple and rum? New best friends in my new kitchen!
(yields 6 small muffins and 2 cakes in small ramekins)
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 tsp rum
- 3/4 cup pineapple chunks (half of very small pineapple, peel skin, remove core, cut into bite sized chunks, or you can use canned pineapple)

Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl, mix all wet ingredients (except pineapple) in a bowl. Mix dry and wet ingredients, add pineapple chunks, pour into muffin tray lined with paper cups until 3/4 full and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

? vs !
Now, let me refresh your memory on my old kitchen...

Space? What space? There was almost no working space for me...and don't even think of working on living/dining room. Space is one luxurious thing I couldn't have.

I haven't taken pictures of the whole new kitchen. Surely it is not as spacious as normal kitchens, this is Hong Kong after all, but I am grateful of the every square centimeter (not meter) of working space I could have.

More pictures of the new kitchen coming, stay tuned!

PS. I bet my new kitchen kinda enjoyed the devirginisation ritual. I was gentle. ^_*


Anonymous said...

OOhh yay for new kitchheennn ^^! and HEE HEE great paint jobs, funny funnyy XD!

Duni said...

Hi Rita,
I just came across your blog and I must say, your food reviews are making me really hungry!
I lived in Hong Kong before and I used to go to this tiny Indonesian restaurant behind SOGO in CWB somewhere. They had delicious rice rolls with chicken in banana leaf...mmm.
Last time I visited HK I couldn't find it! Could you help me out?
Because I'll be visiting again this this summer. I so want to eat those again (for sentimentality)

have a good week,


Lidia Sianturi said...

Wis pindahan Rit?

Jo said...

I know what you mean about space in HK as I stayed there for almost 3 years. It's just too precious!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Wow, you really didn't have any countertop space in your old kitchen. At least now you have a space for cutting, slicing and baking. Can't wait to see more pics.

Heather said...

yay for the new kitchen! the muffins look so yummy :)

Duni said...

Rita! Thank you soooo much for letting me know and confirming my fave Indonesian Restaurant is still there! I have many childhood memories of eating there. It means a lot to me!
How's your kitchen coming along? I remember ours was minuscule and L-shaped. We were champions in optimizing space! hahaha.
Ahhh *sigh* brings back memories...

tigerfish said...

I love to see people's kitchen cos I am a "busybody"...hee heee...
and I heard of the small apts in HK....welcome to urban density.

Tangled Noodle said...

The suckling pig would've been way to messy. These cakes were a much better choice!

Jamie said...

Love new kitchens and it did look like you needed space (and I avoided saying MORE space as it looked like the old kitchen ad NONE). These scrumptious muffins were the perfect kitchen initiation treat!

Kevin said...

Pineapple and rhum cakes sound so good!