We change our habit of barbecuing on Saturday this week to steam boat. Once in a while it's nice to change. I love doing steam boat, especially on rainy days. It is simple and doesn't require much. here is the recipe if you want to try it!
I've been craving for Pineapple Upside Down Cake for so long since I watched one of Desperate Housewives episode where Bree baked Pineapple Upside Down Cake for Gabby. So yesterday, I bake it! I get Betty Crocker's recipe and try it. Simple and easy. I change the recipe here and there, and next time should lessen the sugar as it is super sweet. But anyway, it is nice! (even I have to say it myself) For the first trial I feel impressed... (chuckles)
Pineapple Upside Down Cake (ala Pixie)
Ingredients - 1/4 cup butter or margarine
- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 9 slices pineapple in juice (from 14-oz can), drained
- 9 maraschino cherries without stems, if desired
- 1 1/3 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup shortening (I use cream cheese)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 egg
Step 1 - Heat oven to 350°F. In 9-inch square pan, melt butter in oven. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over melted butter. Arrange pineapple slices over brown sugar. Place cherry in center of each pineapple slice.
Step 2 - In medium bowl, beat remaining ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour batter over pineapple and cherries.
Step 3 - Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately place heatproof serving plate upside down over pan; turn plate and pan over. Leave pan over cake a few minutes so brown sugar mixture can drizzle over cake; remove pan. Serve warm. Store cake loosely covered.
During the recent Hari Raya, one of our neighbor which is a police inspector was admitted to the hospital because of steroid overdose. We know that he is in body building but did not know that he takes steroid. Anyway, he's been taking steroid to build the muscle and with no proper supervision from professional trainer and the last thing happened was all the muscle broke and his kidney failed because of high toxic level in his body. I really hope that he gets better.
Note: Please get advice from your doctor before taking any supplement or enhancer.