I’m about to go to the post office with a huge bag of packages and send the prizes from the blogiversary contest on their way. I wish I could send one to everyone who entered, but instead I have a little thank you gift for everyone reading
I baked these cupcakes for my friend Joanna’s birthday along with some extras for tonight’s knitting group at K1. Totally winged the recipe, but I did have the forethought to measure things just in case they were good, and I’m so glad I did. The perfect balance between dense and spongey, with the addition of lassi helping to keep them moist and cutting the sweetness with a little tang. I hope you like them too.
Made 40ish mini muffin size cupcakes and I’m guessing about a dozen full size muffins.
Melt together 4oz / 115g butter + 4 oz / 115g dark chocolate.
Beat together 3 eggs, 3oz / 85g light muscavado sugar, 2oz / 55g agave nectar, 6fl oz / 170ml lassi. Mix in the chocolate butter mixture and then fold in 6oz / 170g flour, 2tsp baking powder and 1oz / 30g cocoa.
Bake at 180 degrees c / 350 degrees f until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. About 10-15 mins for this size.
Joanna’s loved Turkish delight for as long as I can remember so I was trying to go for that sort of flavour with these. It wasn’t perfectly sucessful but the rose water spiked buttercream was certainly very good and at least a little reminiscent of that treat.
So ridiculously pretty.
Here in the studio, we are definitely feeling like it is sweater time. Some of us are still finishing up accessories from our holiday knitting, but we are excited about making sweaters and the workplace chat is full of links to Ravelry and other pattern sources with riffs on what yarn we could use and how we could adapt them.