It’s a good thing we get to live in a multi-racial & religion country.
I remember while living in China, the holidays we get are all China/Chinese related, no doubt most of them come with a pro-longed 3 days “Golden Week” as they were called (but note that each of such holiday also came with a working weekend to ‘pay-off’ the workday holiday). It can get depressing to be working when your family and friends are enjoying the public day-offs and festivities in Singapore – Think Deepavali, Hari Raya, Christmas and etc.
zzz baked a batch of Easter cupcakes. We don’t celebrate Easter in a religious way, but every public holidays call for some celebrations of sorts yah. Ah yes, its good to be home. After all these years, I still think it is best to be where your family and friends are.
3/4 cup (185gm) brown sugar
1 cup + 2 tbsp self-raising flour
1 cup grated carrot
1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
1 tbsp orange zest
7 tbsp/105ml fresh orange juice
1 tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 200 degc. Line 10 muffin tins
beat butter, sugar, honey and orange zest till pale and creamy. Beat in eggs & stir in the carrots.
Stir the orange juice and baking soda
Stir in the flour and orange juice alternatively into the butter mixture. Do not overbeat
Bake until risen and golden (20mins)
Cool Cream or ice with mascarpon or cream cheese icing.
Add decorations (e.g. chocolate eggs) as needed.