Thursday, April 18
Everyday Life : Tea and Cupcakes
I find a lot of good looking recipes for cupcakes on Pinterest :
but my favorite recipe is one I've had for a while :
Real Vanilla Cupcakes : (Makes about 24 cupcakes)
3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
1 cup whole milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine flours, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir to combine. Add butter and mix with pastry blender or electric mixer.
In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and vanilla. Gradually add to dry ingredients. Do not overbeat.
Fill cupcake liners about 2/3 full. Bake for 20 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack, then frost with frosting (recipe below).
Real Vanilla Frosting :
1 cup butter
6 to 8 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 to 1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
Cream butter until smooth and creamy. Add 6 cups sugar, 1/4 cup milk and vanilla. Mix until light and fluffy. If necessary, add more sugar to make frosting fluffier, or add more milk for creamier frosting.