Saturday, January 31, 2009

Burnt Sugar Cupcake

Burnt Sugar Cupcake
Originally uploaded by kel h
Burnt Sugar Cupcake:
1/2 c shortening
1 1/3 C sugar
1tsp vanilla
2 egg yolks
2 1/2 c flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 c milk
Burnt Sugar syrup (w/2-3 tbsp reserved for frosting)
2 stiff beaten egg whites

Cream Shortening with sugar and vanilla
add yolks
sift dry ingredients together and add gradually, alternating with milk until blended.
Add syrup
fold in egg whites

Burnt sugar syrup
1/4 c sugar melted in a pan until dark brown like molasses (don't stir until it's already melted). Once it gets dark brown add 1/4c boiling water

Bake at 350 for 15-20 min at least (test with toothpick until it comes out clean)


2 sticks butter softened
3 tbsp burned sugar syrup
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
powdered sugar to proper consistency

cream butter and some sugar, then add syrup, salt and vanilla
continue to add powdered sugar until you get the consistency you want

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Banana Oatmeal Walnut Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chip Muffins

Oatmeal Banana Muffins with Walnuts, Chocloate and Peanut Butter Chips

Adapted from the Great Lake Effects Cookbook


3/4 c quick cook oats
1/2 c buttermilk
1/2 c all purpose flour
1/2 c whole wheat flour (or do 1 cup all purpose)
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2-3 mashed bananas (1 cup)
1/4 c melted butter
1 egg


1 c chopped walnuts
1/2 c peanut butter chips
1/2 c chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 425
mix oatmeal and buttermilk
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well
mix banana, egg, and butter in a bowl, and add oat mixture
Add dry ingredients gradually and mix til smooth
Fold in nuts and chips

Pour into greased muffin tin and bake for approx 15 min

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

Lemon Blueberry Muffins


* 2 cups unbleached flour
* 1/2 cup sugar, plus
* 2 tablespoons sugar
* 1 tablespoon baking powder
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup butter
* 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
* 2 eggs
* 1 lemon, zest of, finely grated
* 1 c oatmeal
* 3/4 c buttermilk
* 1 container blueberries


1.Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray muffin tins. Soak the oatmeal in the buttermilk
2. Combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder and salt; blend well.
3.Melt butter. Turn off heat, stir in lemon juice, eggs and most of lemon zest, reserving some zest for garnish on top of muffins.
4. Stir egg mixture into dry ingredients and blend until well moistened.
5. fold in blueberries and oatmeal mix
6. Spoon into greased muffin tins, sprinkle top of batter with 2 T sugar and remaining zest.
7. Bake 15-20 minutes until lightly browned, but do not over bake!

Green Tea Sparklilng Sake Cupcakes with Sparkling Sake Frosting

I missed the deadline for Iron Cupcake this month, but I still made the cupcake, so here you go:

Green Tea sparkling sake cupcakes with sparkling sake frosting

* 2/3 cup butter
* 1 cups sugar
* 1/2 cup sweet matcha powder (Got it at whole foods)
* 2 3/4 cups flour
* 3 teaspoons baking powder
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 3/4 cup sparkling Sake (from trader joes)
* 6 egg whites


1.Preheat the oven to 350. Insert liners into a medium cupcake pan.
2.In a large bowl cream together the butter, matcha powder and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.
3.In a separate medium bowl sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
4.Blend the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture alternatively with sake.
5.In a large clean bowl beat the egg whites on high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold one-third of the whites into the batter until blended, then fold in the remaining egg whites until well blended.
6.Fill the cupcake liners three-quarters full with batter. Bake for about 20 minutes.


Cream 3/4 c shorting, 1 1/2 stick butter in a mixer. Add powdered sugar and 1/2 cup sparkling sake til the right consistency.