Sunday, May 29, 2011
The one on the left was my favourite one. I loved the colours and the impact the orange had on the whole design. It made it quite vibrant and punchy. It felt like it was coming out to greet you.
I also really liked the butterfly quilt, shown on the right. I just liked the vibrancy of the colours on the other one better. A bit more me ;-)
Sunday, May 15, 2011
425g can pitted cherries in syrup (I used about 50 cherries)
100g dark chocolate - coarsely chopped
1 1/3 cup castor sugar
1 cup plain flour
2 tbsp self raising flour
- Pre-heat the oven to 170oC and line a 12 cupcake pan with cupcake papers.
- Drain the cherries and reserve the syrup.
- Take about 50 cherries and 3/4 cup of syrup and mash till cherries are broken up. Discard the rest of the syrup.
- Place the chocolate, butter, caster sugar and cherry mash into a saucepan. Over a low hear, stir until chocolate has melted.
- Pour into a large bowl and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
- Whisk in the sifted flours, then whisk in the egg. It is a runny mixture so don't worry.
- Divide the mixture evenly into the cupcake papers. The mixture doesn't rise a lot so you can probably fill the papers close to the top.
- Bake for about 35-40 minutes until firm to touch.
- Allow to cool for a few minutes then transfer to a wire rack.
- When completely cool, ice the cupcakes with fresh cream and decorate with a cherry, either a fresh one or one from the remaining cherries.
Original recipe found on www.cupcake-creations.com
150gms dark chocolate buttons
1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
2 cups castor sugar
2 extra large eggs
2/3 cup self raising flour
1 cup plain flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
- Preheat oven to 160oC.
- Heat orange juice and sugar in a heavy pan, once heated do not allow to boil.
- Add butter and dark chocolate and stir till all combined. Set aside to cool for 15minutes.
- Sift flours and cocoa together.
- Add two eggs and water to cooled liquid mixture above and whisk in the flours.
- Pour into patty pans and bake for approximately 35-40 minutes.
Original recipe found on www.how2cakes.com