Friday, March 21, 2014

Rainbow Cupcakes with Marshmallow Icing

so, cupcakes this time! yay! I decided to do rainbow cupcakes cause i keep seeing all these rainbow cakes and stuff so i thought that was appropriate and then this awesome marshmallow icing recipe that taste heavenly!
You can find the recipe for the icing at http://veronicahurly.blogspot.com.au/2010/09/marshmallow-frosting.html

I pre-made a sponge cake mix and divided it into some plates and put purple, blue, green, red, orange and yellow food colouring in them.

Ingredients:

2 cups self-raising flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup soft butter
1 cup caster sugar
4 eggs
3-5 tbsp milk
Instructions:
1 Preheat the oven to gas mark 3/325 F/160 C, line your cupcake pan
2 Sift flour and baking powder in a bowl, add the butter, sugar and eggs.
3 Mix in an electric mixer and then add milk one spoon at a time, until it's smooth and glossy.
4 Spoon mixture into different bowl to add the colours and then spoon into the cups.
5 Put in the oven for 15-20 mins, skewer should come out clean.





then i put them in the cups starting with the purple and finishing with yellow!















Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, and then take them out and leave them to cool.

Now you can get started on the Icing!
When the icing is ready, ice the cupcakes however you want.


I wanted to make some gum paste rainbows to go on top, so i made gum paste from scratch the day before, and with my little helpers (yay for younger siblings!), I made some rainbows and let them make whatever they wanted to go on the cupcakes.




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Friday, March 7, 2014

White Chocolate Brownies

It's Tea Time!

I was going to do this yesterday after I went out but then I fell asleep. So I did it today!

Ingredients: 
250g unsalted butter
200g good quality white chocolate
50g chopped nuts
80g corn flour, sifted
65g plain flour, sifted
1 tsp baking powder
360g caster sugar
4 large eggs
First things first, get all your ingredients ready, I like to have everything on hand so I'm not running around the kitchen to get things.

Step one: Preheat the oven to gas mark 4, or 180 C/350 F, then line a baking tin with baking parchment.





Step 2: In a large bowl over simmering water, melt your white chocolate with the butter, mixing occasionally, until it's all melted, then add the nuts and stir again.






I used walnuts and cashews for nuts, but you can also add dried fruit or white chocolate chips. (just wait for it to cool a little so the chips don't melt too!)







Step three: In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and sugar.




Step four: Then add to the choco mix, stir together and then add the 4 eggs and stir until its all combined.

Step five: Pour the mixture into the tray and place in the oven for 25 mins.

Step six: Take it out and test with a skewer, the skewer shouldn't come out completely clean, the inside should be gooey while the outside is crumbly.

Step seven: Allow to cool in the tray before taking it out and cutting it into squares, and serve.

Now, in the original recipe, you have to put cocoa powder in the mix as well, and in my white chocolate one, I was supposed to add corn flour to compensate for the lack of cocoa powder, but, as you will come to know, I am quite forgetful (to put it mildly), and I didn't do that.
I'll do this again and take a picture of the end result, but if someone has any better substitutes, please leave a suggestion in the comments.

Until next time!