Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2009!!!

Way late for this post, but Merry Christmas 2008 anyway. Was too busy to put up anything during this festive season cause of all the mad sales going on around! Never seen Auckland so busy ever, getting a parking was actually a problem!
Just wanted to post this recipe for the cupcakes, thought they were really nice and easy.
For cupcakes:
3/4 cup self raising flour
1/2 cup soft unsalted butter
5 tbsp of sugar, increase if you like it sweeter
2 eggs
2 tsp of orange essence
1 tbsp of Cointreau
2 tbsp of milk
Just mix everything together in a cake mixer of a food processor till smooth and spoon into cupcake moulds. Fill to 1/3 full only if u intend to put on icing.

For the ganache:
Melt 100gm of dark compound chocolate over a double boiler (i used the microwave hehe) together with 1 tbsp of butter. Add in evaporated milk to get a smooth consistency. Let cool a little and make your cupcakes pretty as you desire.
Again a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2009!

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