Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Victorain Sponge chocolate chip cupcakes and some Holiday Pics !

Hope you all are doing well, it has been a while isnt it ? Month of may flew away just like that ..We got lovely sunny days in May , so like most of the people In U.K was out enjoying the sun and by evening I didnt have any energy to cook or blog ! Then came our holidays.This time it was to Rome and Venice in Italy.We had a 4 day bank holiday in U.K to celebrate the Queens Diamond jubilee,while most of the people here enjoyed the celebetartions ,we flew away !

Rome is a city of history,beautiful churches and arts..Thoroughly enjoyed the churches and Michalangelos arts.Since History was a subject I used to hate didnt had any idea about the Ancient Rome,but still seeing ruins 2000 years old was some thing great.After spending 3 days in Rome we headed to Venice.Seeing whole venice immersed in grand canal was amazing. The taxi,bus,ambulance ,garbage ,post everything is by water. Wondered how the houses/buildings were built in water and did some research after coming back.Can u believe that all the buildings and houses in venice is build on piles of wood immersed in water which is still intact even after centuries. Cant think how much wood must have gone to built the entire city in water !
Before coming to todays post here are some holiday pics :)


Colloseum - Remains of Roman Amphitheatre in 72 AD( 2000 years ago) where the gladiators fought !


Inside the Colloseum


Garden in Roman Forum where there is remains of Ancient Rome !



The famous St .Peters Basilica !


Beautiful Dome inside St.peters basilica by Michalengalo !


Beautiful Dome


Beautiful interiors !


Vatican Museum - can u see huge pine corn,its a bronze pine corn which was a part of Roman fountain which once stood in the courtyard of St.peters.


Laocoon - the first century AD work depicts trojan priest Laocoon and his sons struggling with two serpants !


Vatican Museum's Dome !




Some houses by the grand canal,if they step out of their house its water ! Can you see the washing line with clothes hanging ??







Glass factory in island of Murano,famous for its glass.


Beautful galss works in Murano Island !



Now Coming to Todays recipe,its a victorian sponge - chocolate chip cupcakes.Victorain sponge always taste very good the same day.


Flour - 110 gm ( roughly 1 cup)
Sugar - 1 cup (roughly 3/4 cup)
Butter - 110 gm ( roughly 1/2 cup)
Eggs - 2 large
Baking powder - 1 tsp
vanilla extarct - 1/2 tsp
Choclate chips - 1/4 cup
1. In a bowl beat butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
2.In a separate bowl beat the eggs together.
3.Add the beaten egg little by little by into the butter sugar mixture trying not to curdle.
4. Add vanilla extract .
5. Add the sifted flour+ baking powder into the mixture from a height and gently fold in.
6.If the mixture is too tight ,add little hot water and gently mix it.
7.Finally add choclate chips and mix.
8.Line a muffin tray and pour the batter until 3/4 th full.
9.Bake them in a preheated oven at 175 degree centigrade for 20 - 25 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean.
Recipe adapted from Delia


PT said...

i liked those glass pics.. they are very beautiful..

Suchi said...

hey looks like a great holiday and those cupcakes look yum :-)

Ms.Chitchat said...

Lovely clicks and gorgeous looking cup cakes.

Suja Manoj said...

Great pics dear and yum yum cakes,adipoli.

Pradeepa said...

I loved you posting.

Swathi Iyer said...

Chooclate chips cupcake looks delicious. One of my dream place to go is Italy. I may go one day. Nice clicks.

Delicious Adventures said...

Awesome to your space..
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Treat and Trick said...

Yummy cupcakes! Thanks for sharing those fantastic photos too!

Julie said...

beautiful pics & adventurous trip,dear..Looks u had a great summer time !!
Cupcake looks moist & soft!!

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Akila said...

Beautiful clicks of Italy.... And the cup cake looks delicious

Hema said...

Awesome clicks..

Sonali Pradhan said...

ohhh wow...truly impressed dear !!!what great pics !!!looks like you had a great time !!!cupcakes too look very delicious !!!!!!

Sushma Mallya said...

Thanks for the comment vineetha...As I am expecting now and my due is next mnth so I am not able to update my blog...will soon update it:)...Lovely pics and lovely cup cakes as well:)

Purabi Naha said...

I loved the glass works at the Murano island...especially the last photograph (blue-coloured). And these muffins look fantastic...craving for these now!

Roshni said...

The cake looks perfect.... If you don't mind me asking a bit abt your trip.. we are planning to go to Italy - rome and may be venice in a few months. just was wondering if you hired car in italy and how you went from rome to venice.. thanks

Roshni said...

The cake looks perfect.... If you don't mind me asking a bit abt your trip.. we are planning to go to Italy - rome and may be venice in a few months. just was wondering if you hired car in italy and how you went from rome to venice.. thanks

Vineetha said...

Thank u all..
@ roshni..
We didn't hire a car ,we took a train from Rome to Venice which takes nearly 4 hours..and the train journey is scenic's better to go off season now it's peak ime and it's busy ...if u need to know anything more pls ask..

Mélange said...

That's a wonderful post Vineetha.Nice meeting you.You have a wonderful space here.
The clicks are all beautiful and telling a story.Truly worth it.
And first time here,I have taken one of your gorgeous Victorian muffin from there.Cheers !

Dolly Sharma said...

Vineetha, Beautiful Pictures of Rome and Venice...I'm sure you must have had an awesome and relaxing time. Victorian cup cakes look delightful and inviting. Do you mind if I grab a couple...

Rinku Naveen said...

Looks like you had a wonderful holiday. Lovely pics! Cup cakes look super soft and yumm..

hotels at Venice airport said...

This collection of pictures is absolutely awesome, you did a fantastic job capturing all these sights.