Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Pumpkin Cupcakes

I love you Martha for being such a model turned housemom who makes delicious pumpking cupcakes.

This recipe is flawlesss

Martha's Pumpkin Cupcakes
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans with paper liners; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together, brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter, and eggs. Add dry ingredients, and whisk until smooth. Whisk in pumpkin puree.
  3. Divide batter evenly among liners, filling each about halfway. Bake until tops spring back when touched, and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes, rotating pans once if needed. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool completely.

    I'll be adding pictures as soon as i load them on to my computer.  

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Daddy is 57

Sorting out a meal for my pops who turns 57 today.

Menu options so far-

I haven't really tied a theme together so far.. but i'm looking into these things so far:

+ Apple spiced brussel sprouts w/ candied walnuts or pecans
+ Grilled green onion with fresh squeezed lemons
+ Broiled salmon with pesto and toasted pistachios
+ Roasted potatoes patatas bravas style

Maybe i'll try my own version of a tapas style dinner. Sangria et. al.

For certain though, dessert will be coconut cupcakes topped with a cream cheese frosting + toasted almonds. The recipe for the coconut cupcakes is the one from Barefoot Contessa i've been dying to try!