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I’ve done it again…

Got my baking fix, that is.
I was going to say “here’s afternoon tea” but 3pm turned into 10.30, and it’s never too late or early to have a soft, fluffy cupcake or rich, fudgy brownie.

36 full size vanilla cupcakes with pink and yellow icing and a double batch of brownies done 3 ways – plain, dates and with cherries.

Recipe request.

I posted last week about some yoghurt cupcakes I made that were totally delish and said I would post the recipe to a reader who was very excited about them.
So for everyone who wants a super simple, delicious recipe for cupcakes that are a little different, follow on.
Taken from my favourite cooking site – Taste.com.au

Vanilla and Raspberry Cakes.
1 1/2 cups SR flour
1/3 cup castor sugar
1cup vanilla yoghurt – this is where I used my non thickened forest fruits yoghurt
80gr butter melted
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup frozen rasp – I had none so left them out. Didn’t miss them at all.
Icing sugar to dust.

Oven – 190C
Muffin tins – 3 x 12 mini muffins or 2 x 6 normal/Texas muffin tins

Mix dry ingredients.
Add wet ingredients, folding together.
Fold in raspberries, fill muffin tins.
Bake for 16-18 mins or til cooked.
Cool then sprinkle with icing sugar.

Best eaten the day baked. 🙂

Birthday Baking Bonanza

I made some yoghurt earlier in the week which for some reason doesn’t set the way it should. Weird, because the other I made at the same time set perfectly.
So I decided to see if I could cook with the fruity yoghurt, that was more drinking texture than breakfast food.

I found a lovely little recipe for vanilla cupcakes. Fi girding it won’t be a big change to use berry fruit yoghurt, I went ahead.
They really light and delicious. A berry fruitiness.

Then I had some bananas that needed using. As always.
Not wanting the usual boring banana cupcakes I found a chocolate banana recipe that looked pretty tasty.



Happy Saturday!

Monday Bake Day

After a super busy couple of weeks I’m taking some time today (after setting up market signs for this weekend) to do a little baking. Not only is it baking day, it’s pineapple day.
There will be a small batch of pineapple pancakes, and Hummingbird cupcakes. Yum!

It’s 11.30 by the time I get home, so perfect for a pancake lunch.
I decide to halve the recipe, and go from there.
Find the recipe here. I changed it slightly, using crushed pineapple and the encompasing juices replaced the butter.
I’m not sure how big they were sposed to be as I easily made 6 with half the recipe. You could make pikelets (similar to blini) if you wanted or bigger and have them plate size.
They were pretty easy to make, you could swap the pineapple for strawberries if you wanted. I’ll be making these again, but for a more filling brunch adding bacon to the mix would be perfect.

Hmm, yes I did eat them all. They were rather good too.

Hmm, yes I did eat them all. They were rather good too.

Thick, fluffy pineapple pancake stack

Thick, fluffy pineapple pancake stack

Spread with butter and drizzled with maple syrup.

Spread with butter and drizzled with maple syrup.

Mini Hummingbird Cupcakes
Recipe link  I was never exactly sure what a Hummingbird cake was, but I am a convert now. Totally delicious! Banana, pineapple and coconut.

I skipped the cinnamon because I didn’t have any, which may be it’s downfall, as I can taste there is something missing.
And while they look nothing like their gorgeous picture, they are more than comparable taste wise. There is nothing nicer than eating fresh baked, fresh out of the oven baking.
And this was no exception.
Cream cheese icing was the icing on the cake so to speak and they will disappear very quickly.  Noticebly as I’ll be sharing with my friends.

Mmm, hummingbird cupcakes.

Mmm, hummingbird cupcakes.

Cream cheese and super fresh cupcake. Yum!

Cream cheese and super fresh cupcake. Yum!

Have a tasty and enjoyable week ahead.
Jen 🙂

Random thought…

Feeling the need for a little caffeine…?

Cup of coffee..??

Seeing as my boys are finishing school 3 days earlier than everyone else and will miss out on class parties etc… I will be taking in some extra-fresh-baked-at-6am choc cupcakes ready for Mr 7’s class for morning tea.

mmm... yum!


Have a great day and catch you all next week sometime. It will be a busy 4 days or so here.

Keep smiling 🙂