Monday, 20 February 2012

Delicious Cinnamon cupcakes

Cinnamon cupcakes

Made using our own yummy Cinnamon Marmalade

Mini marmalades


100g Stork Margarine
100g castor Sugar
3 eggs
125g Self Raising Flour
40g cinnamon Marmalade

Oven Temp 189*

Makes 12 cupcakes or one 1lb loaf tin

Cream margarine & sugar using an electric mixer
Once light & fluffy beat in one spoonful of flour
Beat eggs and gradually beat in to the sugar mixture
If the mixture starts to curdle, add a little more flour
Beat in the Marmalade, then turn the mixer down to its lowest speed
Carefully Beat in all the flour until just combined

Divide mixture between cupcake cases or pour into a greased & lined loaf tin

Bake in oven until well risen & firm to the touch
Approx 20 mins for cupcakes or 30 mins for loaf

Once cool, decorate with buttercream or orange flavoured royal icing

Cinnamon cake


Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Too Late for Valentines

Sweetie Pie, delicious Drunken Red Velvet Cupcakes, these were our new creation for today!

A generous splash of Whiskey replaced the standard white wine vinegar in my version of this American classic cupcake, and they taste devine!  There goes another half stone on the hips!  The fluffy cream cheese topping has been finished with a dusting of cocoa and glitter with a sprinkling of freeze dried raspberries.

I made these the modern way using food colouring, but want to try them the traditional way using beetroot, I am guessing I can use a recipe something like carrot cake, replacing the carrots with beetroot and the spices with cocoa, but will experiment and see what I come up with, though we are really enjoying the whiskey tang in these little beauties!

Must work on some savoury recipes, really looking forward to moving into our new house, with the better kitchen to get experimenting at home!

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

All in a Froth!

And the award for the foamiest Latte in Belfast has to go to Wolffes in Dundonald!  Had a great Sunday morning brunch there with a really frothy latte - yum!

Monday, 14 February 2011

Oranges & Lemons

Say the Bells of St Clements!

New marmalade, made with bitter organges and lemons - I am always being asked for a marmalade with no alcohol in it and not everyone likes Cinnamon so I made this Orange & Lemon Marmalade.  Not exactly a new or ground breaking recipe, but I did use a new technique (big secret).....

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Ruby - here is the cute Dora Cake I baked for her, scrummy vanilla sponge and buttercream with fondant icing and a fondant Dora.

I think I am getting better at modelling icing - think each new cake is better than the last!

Ruby also got a plate, we painted it and baked it in our kiln.......

Friday, 11 February 2011

Tangy & Tasty!

We also have a new Chutney in the range, but I am starting to worry that I am going to burn myself out soon trying all these new recipes!  We made it with Mangoes, Limes and Ginger so it has just a nice kick to it, going to try it out in our regular range, so won't post the recipe here until I decide wether to sell it regularly or not.  Have received another recipe challenge for a chutney involving carrots, so will have to work on that over the weekend!

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Have a bite of an Apple!

Baking, Baking, Baking, having lots of fun doing lots of baking at the minute!

Made Cornish Pasties for dinner last night and they were great - got a bit stressy trying to get the pastry sealed the right way, but must have managed OK because the pastry was lovely, buttery and crisp and nothing really leaked out, Keith and I munched them up, but of course the teenager didn't finish hers, suprise, suprise, so the dog enjoyed some too!

So something different to make today, flicking through some old magazines I found a recipe for Spiced Apple Cake made with sour cream, love all these things so thought I would give it a go, the result looks pretty impressive and can't wait to get tucked in!