Saturday, October 25, 2008

Domestic Bliss

I had a weekend of celebrations... a surprise party for a friend at church and a baby shower today and I did some baking and some embroidery which turned out reasonably well. I have always just touched on different crafts but not really mastered anything. I would say that I do prefer the art of hand sewing and quilting rather then machine sewing as I find it more relaxing. I am also a little like this with my baking a bit random I hardly bake these days but I do enjoy it when I do it but of course it is too tempting once I make that cup of tea not to eat what I baked.

I made these White Chocolate cupcakes from the above breast cancer magazine. It obviously sn't from the weight watchers magazine.... Lots of butter and chocolate. No wonder they went wn a treat.....

Makes 24, {pep and cook time 1 Hour 30mins
Ingredients : Pink Paper Muffin Cases
250g Butter Chopped coarsely
150g white cooking chocolate, chopped finely
2 cups (250ml) milk
1 1/2 cups (225g) plain flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
2eggs, lighty beaten
Icing Flowers, to decorate
Pink Butter Cream
250g butter, softened
3 cups (500g) icing sugar mixture (sifted)
1/3 cup (80ml) milk
few drops of pink food colouring

1. Preheat oven to 160/140C fan forced. Line muffin tins with paper cases.
2. Combine the butter, chocolate, sugar and milk in a medium saucepan; whisk over low heat, without boiling, until smooth. Cool 20 mins.

3.Whisk in the combined sifted flours then the extract and eggs. Pour the mixture evenly into the prepared pans. Bake cakes for about 35 mins or until cooked when tested . Cakes will be crusty on top. Transfer to wire rack to cool.

4. Pink Butter Cream: Beat Butter in medium bowl with electric mixer until white as possible. Gradually beat in half the icing sugar and all the milk. Scrape down sides of bowl with spatula; beat in remaining icing sugar and food colouring.

5. Fill a piping bag fitted with a small fluted tube with the Pink Butter Cream. Pipe Pink Butter Cream on top of cakes and decorate with icing flowers.

Un-iced cakes suitable to freeze. White chocolate mixture suitable to microwave

Mine looked slightly different from the pictureBlessings Sharon xx <><


Lora said...

Mmmm...those cupcakes look so yummy! I love white chocolate!

Judy said...

These look special! I'm always on the lookout for cupcake recipes...since I have a nice tray to serve cupcakes on.

Kath said...

They were so good!