Okay, so what do those two things have to do with each other? Not much really except that I had a major root vegetable disaster on my hands this morning. Here I was all bragging about my wonderful 99 cent a pound trove of root vegetables from the farmers market. So I decided I'd cook the rutabagas today. Now rutabagas are not eaten in India but did I let that stop me?? No way. I was looking for a new and different twist on one of my favorite vegetables. So I petitioned Lord Google and found my way to a recipe that I wish I'd never run across. A lot of times, if a group of people don't cook a certain thing, there may be a good reason, like it might suck... big time. Which is what happened to my rutabaga dish.
Oh, it started out real promising. I chopped the peeled rutabagas and marinated them in yogurt for about 20 minutes.
1 tsp of cumin seed
1 tsp of mustard seed
I had it. Microwave cupcakes!!! Yes, that would be the ticket that would buy me redemption.
Chocolaty, lovely and fast fast fast!
Also I'd had these muffcake things in my head courtesy of Salty Seattle and I just had to do it. Call it a moment of weakness. I had no idea there were soooooo many recipes for this stuff out there, almost as many as Better Than Sex Cake, so I grabbed one and it was game-on for a creative whacked out dessert.
I'd planned on brewing up a nice cup of espresso but I was out of beans... yeah, well it happens. So this would be just plain old micro cupcakes.
Here's what's in them.
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp of baking powder
2 Tbs sugar
2 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder. ( I used Valhrona which is sort of like hitch-hiking in Manolos, but whatever)
2 Tbs vegetable oil
2 Tbs milk
Mix all of this together.
So there it is a simple instant yule log, wholesome fun for the whole family and rutabaga redemption for me.