I made this cupcake just to make use of the gooseberry that was given to me by a colleague. I used to see on TV how famous chef used gooseberry to decorate their cake. It look's so gorgeous and for god sake I haven't seen gooseberry all my life until it was given to me. To those of you who is in the same boat with here's some context on gooseberry excerpted from Wisegeek :-
The gooseberry is a small round fruit that comes in hundreds of varieties. Most plant experts suggest the earliest cultivars of gooseberry plants were in Northern Africa. However, the gooseberry is now grown widely throughout Northern Europe and in North America.
The gooseberry bush stands about 3-5 feet (.91-1.52m) high. The bush has spines, makinggooseberry picking a little harsh on the hands. In North America, the gooseberry’s season extends from May to August. One finds them most frequently in June, but this depends on temperature and location. Gooseberries also seem to withstand harsher temperatures. The makes them easy to grow in areas with frosts and snow.
The fruit itself is usually comparable in size to blueberries. Gooseberries can be round, oblong or teardrop shaped depending upon their variety. They also come in a delightful color range, from green to red to purple. The interior flesh of the berry will match the color of the skin, but has a slightly translucent appearance.
Most liken the unripe gooseberry in taste to a sour grape. The ripened gooseberry is harder to find, but is often compared to the Muscat grape in flavor. Since it is difficult to obtain riper gooseberries, the fruit is often used with sugar in dessert recipes.
I haven't made any orange cupcake before so I made this a try..the ripe gooseberry fit well with these orange cupcakes. These cupcakes are orange and orange essence blended. They have are topped off with orange frosting..but I omitted the frosting, sprinkle powdered sugar and decorated it with the gooseberry. Simple and elegant
cup unsalted butter (room temperature) / 1/2 cawan mentega
the butter until pale, then add the sugar. Add one egg at a time, blend until
all incorporated. Then add in flour baking powder and salt, followed by orange
juice and extract. Once it's all blended fill lined cupcake pan with batter 2/3
full./Pukul mentega sehingga berubah warnaya. Kemudian masukkan gula. Masukan telur sebiji demi sebiji. kemudian masukkan tepung, baking powder dan garam, diikuti dengan jus oren dan esen oren.
you butter are room temperature helps it to beat smooth, and eggs at room
temperature prevent the cake from becoming too dry. (you can easily place the
eggs in their shell in warm water for 2 minutes or take them out of the
refrigerator for 30 minutes)
at 350 for 18 minutes/ Bakar pada suhu 350 F selama 18 minit.
recipe makes 12 cupcakes.
cup butter (room temperature)
cups sifted powdered sugar
T. orange juice
butter, shortening until smooth, then add in sifted powdered sugar along with
orange juice and extract.
Saya pernah lihat gooseberry ini dalam majalah-majalah masakan..tetapi seumur hidup belum pernah melihat secara life atau pun merasnya. Nampak cukup cantik...pada mulanya saya ingat ianya cuma satu perhiasan kek sahaja rupa-rupanya ianya adalah sejenis berry yang digunakan untuk memasak dan makan begitu aje. Buah ini asalnya dari luar la memang susah hendak mendapatkanya. Cuma mungkin rezeki saya...begitu teringin sekali nak merasa buah ini...tiba-tiba kawan baru pulang dari trip oversea berikan saya 1 packet..bak kata perpatah pucuk dicipta ulam mendatang.
Rasanya macam berry2 lain agak masam sedikit tetapi saya suka warnanya dan bentuknya bersama daun2 keringnya cukup cantik. Sudah dapat..dah tidak tahu hendak buat apa pula...jadi untuk kenakan warna berry ini yang keperangan saya carilah resipi orange cupcake...lagi pun saya belum pernah buat cupcake orange ini...jadi saya buat setengah adunan cupcake ini.... Resipi cupcake ini datang sekali dengan oren frostingnya...tetapi saya tak buat frosting tu...saya cuma taburkan sedikit gula ising dan letakkan berry....cukup simple dan elegant.