Thursday, May 15, 2008

Sassy Bento 15/5/08

Sassy Bento 15/5/08

Lid has hot tamales and an edible joke "How do you make an apple puff? Chase it around the kitchen!" Just so she gets the joke, I'll make apple puffs for dessert tonight.

Middle tier: fresh broccoli and sliced pak choi, box of raisins, grapes and a home made apple cinnamon muffin - recipe below.

Bottom has seasoned rice; I used Schwartz Thai 7 spice blend, sushi vinegar and sesame seeds, steamed shrimp and veggie flowers of red pepper, carrot, cucumber and hot dog with a few broccoli florets. This is the first time I've given cold rice like this, but I figure if she'll eat rice balls, this is just a rice bed and should be no different.

Spiced Apple Muffin recipe

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup fine ground oatmeal
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup soy milk
1 apple chopped

Preheat oven to 180C. Mix all but the apple roughly in a bowl so it's wet, but you don't have to worry about beating out all the lumps, in fact a lumpy batter is better. Add more milk if too thick, it should be a spooning consistency. Spoon into lightly greased muffin pan (I use a silicone one), and then add your apple pieces to the individual servings - this way you always know you'll have apples in your muffin and it won't get too dense. Cook for about 10-15 minutes. For a fluffier muffin add 1 tsp of vinegar to the batter before spooning into the pan.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I want you to make lunch for me, Rick is willing to pay. ;)