Saturday, July 10, 2010
My BIL (Sis's Hubby) is the brother I never had. Whenever I am with him I would think this is exactly how my brother would have been if I had one. He is so like us in the way he talks, thinks and does stuff that it sometimes surprises me that I know him only for the last 5 years and that we haven't been bought up together.
However, he does beat me and my sis in one thing and that too hands down - Affection!! I am yet to see a more affectionate guy in my life. I, of course don't see him very often and in different situations but whatever little I do, I actually envy him the ability to being so loving to people - his sis or my Sunshine and more recently his own son DJ. I know you would say everybody loves their family but I am sure his affection is equally strong for his friends and others too.
Maybe his profession makes him really value people around him (He is Shippie!!). Whatever the reason be his next voyage starts tomorrow is going to be the first one since DJ's birth. I remember my sis telling me that when he saw Sunshine after she was born, he had said that I will never be able to leave for a voyage once I have a baby like that. Unfortunately destiny plays its own little games and for the betterment of his career - he is going to sail as Master for the first time - he has to set off on a 4+ month voyage.
I know its going to break his heart to leave DJ and go and there is nothing I can do to ease his pain but to let him know that we would try and take the best care of his wife and DJ.
And I wanted to bake something especially for him. He loves chocolate and here I have tried and create something especially for him :
White Chocolate Filled Dark Muffins
Makes - 12 nos
Sugar - 1 1/4 Cup
Flour - 1 Cup
Dark Cocoa - 1/2 Cup
Egg - 1
Milk - 3/4 Cup
Vegetable Oil - 1/2 Cup
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Baking Powder - 3/4 tsp
Baking Soda - 3/4 tsp
Vanilla Essence- 1/2 tsp
White Chocolate- 12 half inch cubes
To make :
1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degree Celcius
2. Mix all ingredients except white chocolate together in a Blender - I know I am very very lazy!
3. Grease muffin trays, paper cups or ramekins.
4. Pour the batter into the prepared cups
5. Put in the white chocolate bit in the centre of each cup
5. Put in into the hot oven and bake for 15 mins.
Preparation Time : 10 min
Baking time : 15 min
You cant use the toothpick method to check if the cake is done as the
centre will be filled with molten white chocolate
Serve right out of the oven with Vanilla Ice cream or chilled cream.
Hope you love this S and have a safe trip and back.
Aye Aye Captain.....Bon Voyage!