Since I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes when I was pregnant with the lil' fella (which has left me after I gave birth), I'm no more a big fan of sweet stuffs. I tried not to drink my coffee with sugar, and also stopped indulging in cheesecakes from the shops. Instead, I make my own sweet indulgence, so I can control the amount of sugar I add in.
This steamed muffin is something I always make, sometimes 2-3times in a week, cos it's sooo easy and convenient to make. No mixer no oven needed. It only requires about 5-10min to prepare and put everything together, and it only needs 8min to steam them. It makes soft and fluffy cupcakes. Best of all, it's a recipe that makes about 4-6 cupcakes, which is great, cos we don't have lots of us in our household to finish them.
When I prepared these, I thought to myself, these are gonna be savory, no sweeteners added into them at all, a person has to be quite mature in terms of their palate to appreciate them. I hope the lil' fella will like them.
Recipe, adapted from my previous ones.
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour with 1.5tsp of baking powder (I used natural b.p. cos they are aluminum free)
- pinch of salt
- 1tbsp of grapeseed oil
- 2tbsp tomato puree, homemade (you should be able to use store-bought or ketchup)
- 2tbsp grated cheddar cheese
- 2tbsp fresh milk
- 1 egg
- Beat the egg with milk, oil and salt. Add in tomato puree and grated cheddar cheese. Combine.
- Sift in all purposed flour and baking powder.
- Divide the batter between 4-5 cupcake liner and place into a silicone cupcake liner.
- Steam for 8-9min.
Verdict: Yes!! The lil' fella has complicated tastebud! He eats them. These are good. I love them myself. They are quite a good compliment if taken together with a hot a creamy soup.
Note: The batter was pink in color before steamed. The pink or red color goes away after steamed. It's quite common with all dish involving red-color fruits or veg, came across info that the anthocyanin (the natural food colorant) loses its color after steaming, something like that.