Friday, 11 November 2011

Kiwifruit & Lime Cupcakes

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As much as you read about my passion on using fresh fruits in both my dishes and bakes I am rather excited with my new love on using "kiwifruit" as one of the key ingredient. Before my recent encounter with ZESPRI kiwifruit, I didn't know that kiwifruit has so much health benefits or rather it could be so versatile to use in creating our daily meals.

Below is another way that you could in-cooperate kiwifruit in baking some delicious cupcakes to impressive your guests with minimum steps and effort. These serve great for afternoon tea with cup of fragrant tea to balance it's zesty taste.


KIWIFRUIT AND LIME CUPCAKES


We love the texture of this cupcake which is soft, moist and infuse with hint of sweet and sour zesty flavour from the green kiwifruit and lime syrup. And it really taste great while eating it warm as a tea-cake or as after meal dessert which gives you a refreshing taste and comfort feeling especially during cold nights.

(makes: 6 | Preparation: 10 minutes | Cooking: 25 minutes)

Ingredients:
75g Self-raising Flour
40g Plain Flour
50g Ground Almond
80g Caster Sugar
62g Unsalted Butter, melted and cooled
1 Large Egg
60ml Milk
1 1/2 Ripe Green Kiwifruit, cut into cubes
1/2 Green Kiwifruit, sliced for garnishing


Method:-
1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Place combined flours, almond meal and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Stir well.

2. Whisk egg and milk together with melt butter and slowly stir into the flour ingredients follow by the cubed kiwifruit.

3. Using a spatula, mix well and spoon mixture into paper cases and bake in preheated oven for 25 - 30 minutes till golden and skewer inserted and comes out clean.

4. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before turning onto wire rack to cool further.



LIME SYRUP


Lime syrup is great to act as an addition toppings to enhance the flavour of  many dessert dishes or as an accompaniment to certain drinks which needs a zesty lift. This syrup can be served warmed or cold with desserts or cold. For a combination you could also used half portion of lime juice mixed with lemon juice instead of using one type of fruit.

(Preparation: 5 minutes | Cooking: 10 minutes)

Ingredients:
Zest of 1 Lime
90ml Lime Juice(about 2 - 3 limes)
80g Caster Sugar


Method:-
1. To make the lime syrup, place lime rind, lime juice and sugar in a small saucepan. Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves.

2. Simmer over medium low heat for 8 - 10 minutes until thickened.

3. Cool the syrup slightly. Use a skewer make holes over the cakes before spooning the sryup over cakes and top with sliced kiwifruit.

4. You could also un-mould cake on serving plates, spoon over extra lime syrup and serve warm.

It has being a few months since my last submission for the monthly Aspiring Bakers event and since this month's theme is pretty easy which base on cupcakes. I would like to submit this quick and easy Kiwifruit And Lime Cupcakes for Aspiring Bakers #13: Enjoy Cupcakes! (November 2011) hosted by Min of Min's Blog.


ZESPRI KIWIFRUIT GOODIE BAGS GIVEAWAY
(SINGAPORE ONLY)


Lastly I have a good news for all my Singapore readers. The folks from ZESPRI and Edelman team are giving us some complimentary ZESPRI Goodie Bags for 3 Lucky Winners which includes fresh kiwifruit, 2GB Kiwi thumb drive and etc delivered to your doorsteps.

In order to win a set of this goodie bag, leave a comment stating 2 Goodness of ZESPRI kiwifruit(answer can be found from my ZESPRI kiwifruit post HERE) together with your name and a valid email address. To double up your chance, you could also pop over to my facebook page HERE and "Like" the photo together with a comment on how you usually eats your kiwifruit.

Closing Date for this giveaway will be on Monday, 14 November 2011(Noon).

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(updated on 14 Nov 2011)


GIVEAWAY WINNERS




37 comments:

  1. ZESPRI Kiwifruit are the most "nutrient dense" of popular fruits that belong in the "Super Fruits" category. Each bite contains more essential nutrients than the other 27 most popular fruits.

    ZESPRI Kiwifruit also contains more than 210% of the recommended daily intakes of Vitamin C

    Koh JUn Jie Jason
    coldkohmew@hotmail.com

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  2.  ZESPRI Gold Kiwifruit &  ZESPRI Green Kiwifruit, usually, I'll cut into halve and scoop the flesh by spoon to eat.

    Madelyn
    kogas5@yahoo.com

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  3. The 2 goodness of ZESPRI kiwifruit is..
    1) They are the most nutrient dense of popular fruits that belong in the super fruits category.
    2) They contain more than 210% of the recommended daily intakes of Vitamin C which gives you 2 times more Vitamin C than an orange

    My name is Zen and my email is myeyun@gmail.com :)

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  4. Well
    ZESPRI Kiwifruit also contains more than 210% of the recommended daily intakes of Vitamin C which gives you 2 times more Vitamin C than an orange. Furthermore it is also a good source of folate which is essential for healthy development of the foetus in early pregnancy. 

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  5. Puree the kiwi and made into a sauce for my grilled chicken chop.

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  6. #1. ZESPRI Kiwifruit also contains more than 210% of the recommended daily intakes of Vitamin C which gives you 2 times more Vitamin C than an orange.
    #2. It is also a good source of folate which is essential for healthy development of the foetus in early pregnancy.

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  7. Adeline Tang11/11/11 11:33 am

    HI , Cuisine Paradise
          ZESPRI Kiwifruit are the most "nutrient dense" of popular fruits that belong in the "Super Fruits" category , contains more essential nutrients than the other 27 most popular fruits.
          ZESPRI Kiwifruit also contains more than 210% of the recommended daily intakes of Vitamin C which gives you 2 times more Vitamin C than an orange. Furthermore it is also a good source of folate which is essential for healthy development of the foetus in early pregnancy.

    Adeline Tang
    adelinetang88@hotmail.com

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  8. Kiwi is full of Vit C goodness and improve your body overall & skin texture.

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  9. 2 Goodness of ZESPRI kiwifruit
     
    1) ZESPRI Kiwifruit also contains more than 210% of the recommended daily intakes of Vitamin C which gives you 2 times more Vitamin C than an orange
    2) ZESPRI Kiwifruit is a good source of folate which is essential for healthy development of the foetus in early pregnancy
     
    Fennie Tay
    fennie@jta.com.sg

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  10. Tan Leh Khuan11/11/11 11:49 am

    2 goodness of ZESPRI kiwifruit
    1)contains more than 210% of the recommended daily intakes of Vitamin C which gives you 2 times more Vitamin C than an orange. Furthermore it is also a good source of folate which is essential for healthy development of the foetus in early pregnancy.
    2)these yummy ZESPRI  Kiwifruit from any leading supermarkets or fruit stalls. And do you know ZESPRI Kiwifruit are the most "nutrient dense" of popular fruits that belong in the "Super Fruits" category. Each bite contains more essential nutrients than the other 27 most popular fruits.

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  11. I have never tried kiwi in my bakes. The combination of fresh kiwi with lime sound a good pair, truly fruitilicious! Will like to try out these cup pies. Am sure my children will like it.
    Thanks for the give-away. The 2 goodness of Zespri kiwifruit are, it contains most 'nutrient dense' among popular fruits that belong in the "super fruits" category that has more essential nutrients than other 27 most popular fruits. Secondly, it also contains 210% of the recommended daily intake of Vit C which gives 2 times more Vit C than an orange.
    Jessie
    Heartybakes@yahoo.com

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  12. ZESPRI Kiwifruit are the most "nutrient dense" of popular fruits that belong in the "Super Fruits" category. Each bite contains more essential nutrients than the other 27 most popular fruits.ZESPRI Kiwifruit also contains more than 210% of the recommended daily intakes of Vitamin C which gives you 2 times more Vitamin C than an orange. Furthermore it is also a good source of folate which is essential for healthy development of the foetus in early pregnancy.
                                                                                                                        Carrie Tok
                                                                                                                 carrietok@hotmail.com

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  13. 2 goodness of ZESPRI Kiwifruit:

    - they are the most "nutrient dense" of popular fruits that belong in the "Super Fruits" category. Each bite contains more essential nutrients than the other 27 most popular fruits.- contains more than 210% of the recommended daily intakes of Vitamin C which gives you 2 times more Vitamin C than an orange.

    Carolyn Low
    carolyn_low@hotmail.com

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  14. Neo Siew Leng11/11/11 12:41 pm

    2 Goodness of ZESPRI kiwifruit:-
    ZESPRI Kiwifruit contains more than 210% of the recommended daily intakes of Vitamin C which gives us 2 times more Vitamin C than an orange. Furthermore it is also a good source of folate which is essential for healthy development of the foetus in early pregnancy.  Neo Siew Leng (plugnp@yahoo.com.sg)

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  15. So happy that you are back to join AB. :)
    1) ZESPRI Kiwifruit are the most "nutrient dense" of popular fruits that belong in the "Super Fruits" category. Each bite contains more essential nutrients than the other 27 most popular fruits.2) ZESPRI Kiwifruit also contains more than 210% of the recommended daily intakes of Vitamin C which gives you 2 times more Vitamin C than an orange. 

    smallsmallbaker@yahoo.com.sg

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  16. the cuppies look very delicious and fuss free! (:

    ZESPRI Kiwifruit contains more than 210% of the recommended daily intakes of Vitamin C which gives you 2 times more Vitamin C than an orange. Furthermore it is also a good source of folate which is essential for healthy development of the foetus in early pregnancy.

    Cheers
    Jasmine
    thesweetylicious@hotmail.com

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  17. 1) ZESPRI kiwifruit are the most " nutrient dense" of popular fruit that belong to the "super fruit" category and each bite contains more essential nutrients than the other 27 popular fruits.
    2) ZESPRI kiwifruit also contains more than 210% of the recommended daily intakes of vitamin c which gives us 2 times more vitamin c than an orange. Furthermore, it is also a good source of folate which is essential for healthy development of the foetus in early pregnancy.

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  18. 2 Goodness of ZESPRI kiwifruit:
    1. ZESPRI Kiwifruit are the most "nutrient dense" of popular fruits that belong in the "Super Fruits" category. Each bite continas more essential nutrients than the other 27 popular fruits.

    2. ZESPRI Kiwifruit also contains more then 210% of the recommend daily intakes of Vitamin C which gives you 2 times more Vitamin C than an orange. Furthermore it is also a good source of folate which is essential for healthy develpment of the foetus in early pregnancy.

    Kiwifruit is the best fruit which is the most nutrient compare to any other fruits.

    Suzanna
    suzanna_xtgz@hotmail.com

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  19. 2 Goodness of ZESPRI kiwifruit:
    1. ZESPRI Kiwifruit are the most "nutrient dense" of popular fruits that belong in the "Super Fruits" category. Each bite continas more essential nutrients than the other 27 popular fruits.
     
    2. ZESPRI Kiwifruit also contains more then 210% of the recommend daily intakes of Vitamin C which gives you 2 times more Vitamin C than an orange. Furthermore it is also a good source of folate which is essential for healthy develpment of the foetus in early pregnancy.
     
    Kiwifruit is the best fruit which is the most nutrient compare to any other fruits.
     
    Suzanna
    suzanna_xtgz@hotmail.com

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  20. alot of vitmain c and Kiwifruit is low fat and contains
    no cholesterol.


    chin oi lin    @yahoo
    chinoillin@yahoo.com.sg

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  21. Hello ,
             Cuisine Paradise
         2 Goodness of ZESPRI kiwifruit
     ZESPRI Kiwifruit are the most "nutrient dense" of popular fruits that belong in the "Super Fruits" category. Each bite contains more essential nutrients than the other 27 most popular fruits
     ZESPRI Kiwifruit also contains more than 210% of the recommended daily intakes of Vitamin C which gives you 2 times more Vitamin C than an orange. Furthermore it is also a good source of folate which is essential for healthy development of the foetus in early pregnancy.

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  22. To , Cuisine Paradise
     
    1)  ZESPRI™ Kiwifruit pack a natural protection punch, with a combination of beneficial nutrients which is more concentrated than many other fruits.
     2)  ZESPRI™ GREEN and GOLD Kiwifruit are great sources of dietary fibre, vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, vitamin E, carotenoids and other antioxidants. They also have a low glycaemic index (GI) and are low in fat - so they're perfect to eat every day to assist with natural protection.

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  23. Adeline Tang11/11/11 5:29 pm

    Hi , Cuisine Paradise
      2 Goodness 0F  ZESPRI kiwifruit
     1) ZESPRI™ Health Institute shows that eating ZESPRI™ GOLD Kiwifruit helps boost the natural defense response in mice. The unique combination of naturally occurring carotenoid antioxidants in ZESPRI™ GOLD Kiwifruit may also have a positive effect on the body's natural defences.Kiwifruit are a 'super-fruit' and an excellent fruit source of vitamins, other nutrients, antioxidants and phytochemicals. It's not surprising then, that kiwifruit have been shown to beneficially affect the immune system.


     2) Most beneficial way to get antioxidants is by eating a balanced and varied diet containing a lot of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, spices, tea and coffee. Dietary supplements containing antioxidants don't appear to be as effective as those occurring naturally in foods.
    Many fruits and vegetables in particular, are rich in antioxidants. It is often, but no always, those with bold appealing colours.
    ZESPRI™ GREEN and GOLD Kiwifruit are particularly high in some forms of antioxidant compounds, so are an excellent addition to the diet for boosting your intake of antioxidants as a snack, or as part of a meal.

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  24. Ok I'm not in Singapore so I wish everyone else good luck.  I just want to say these kiwifruit & lime cupcakes look super delicious!  I love citrus flavor and your presentation with the kiwi and lime zest on top is absolutely adorable!!

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  25. Nice cupcakes! I love the idea of adding the limy syrup, it really gives extra flavour to the cakes :)

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  26. Hi, I would love to win the goodie bag :)
    2 goodness of Zespri Kiwi:
    1) ZESPRI Kiwifruit are the most "nutrient dense" of popular fruits that belong in the "Super Fruits" category. Each bite contains more essential nutrients than the other 27 most popular fruits.2) ZESPRI Kiwifruit also contains more than 210% of the recommended daily intakes of Vitamin C which gives you 2 times more Vitamin C than an orange. Furthermore it is also a good source of folate which is essential for healthy development of the foetus in early pregnancy.
    Name: Meg Tan
    Email: megtan@singnet.com.sg

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  27. Goodness of ZESPRI kiwifruit:
    1)the most "nutrient dense" of popular fruits that belong in the "Super Fruits" category
    2)contains more than 210% of the recommended daily intakes of Vitamin C which gives you 2 times more Vitamin C than an orange

    Ng Qi Yan
    Athena_NQY@hotmail.com

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  28. mycookinghut12/11/11 5:30 am

    Yum!! Nice cupcakes you have there! I wish all the readers in Singapore good luck!

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  29. Zespri Kiwifruit: extreme vitality, extreme nutrition!
    Scientific studies have found eating Zespri Green and Gold Kiwifruit actually increase blood levels of antioxidants. In addition, certain carotenoid antioxidants have been shown to be more readily absorbed from fruits (including kiwifruit) than dark green vegetables, indicating they are the best sources of carotenoid antioxidants available.

    Kiwifruit can help improve the function of our immune system.  Natural protection from daily challenges helping us to ward off the effects of stress, inflammation and attack from bacteria and viruses.

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  30. ZESPRI Kiwifruit are the most "nutrient dense" of popular fruits that belong in the "Super Fruits" category. Each bite contains more essential nutrients than the other 27 most popular fruits.

    ZESPRI Kiwifruit also contains more than 210% of the recommended daily intakes of Vitamin C which gives you 2 times more Vitamin C than an orange - which is why I love eating kiwi fruits daily' :)

    Loo Pei Hwa
    peihw82@yahoo.com.sg

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  31. Great that you are promoting our kiwi fruit.It is not only delicious but nutricious as well.Your cupcakes look scrumptious:))

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  32. It has more than 2 times the recommended intake of Vitamin C and it is the most nutrient dense of popular fruits!

    Breanna
    chanbreanna@gmail.com

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  33. What a unique flavor combination.  I bet it's super delicious and refreshing.  :)  Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  34. Thanks. After this post i learnt a lot about this great fruit which is full of goodness.

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  35. {Event Closed} Hi everyone, thanks for all your participation.  Congratulations to the 3 winners above!!!! 

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  36. Adeline Tang14/11/11 11:27 pm

    I don realli like CupCAKE .... But it looks tasty ... N0T Oily ... e Lime made my mouth waterY, heeee ...
     

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  37. These cupcakes are beautiful. I love the kiwi slice on top!

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