Excuse the double dip on the lemon front. My flatmate Lucy brought home lemons from her Mum's lemon tree last weekend. They are gloriously juicy lemons. She knew I would do something with them.Read More
There is so much I want to blurt out all at once!
I think I am going to have to make a list!
1) I have officially finished university forever. I handed in my 21 thousand word honours dissertation in last Friday. What a relief!
2) Yesterday I hit the 100k view mark on this blog! (Flip people actually look at this?)Read More
Today my father requested some nice pretty cupcakes in order to give to some of the people at work as a thank you treat, Mum said I should make vanilla but I am so over vanilla, I wanted to make something different I could share with you on here. So I went through all my loose recipes that need to be copied into my book and I found a lemon cupcake recipe from the Hummingbird Bakery. I have done this one before but I think this time I will cover the tops with nice bright daisies instead of my stock standard rose. These are extra delicious because when you bite in to them a stream of lemon curd flows from the center and onto your taste buds causing a delightful taste sensation.
So to get started I made the lemon curd this morning. It is pretty easy. All you need is:
The rind and juice of two large lemons
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
Now for the cupcakes.
Lemon Cupcakes (from the Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook)
120g plain flour
150g caster sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
40g unsalted butter (room temperature)
(I also added a squeeze of lemon juice for extra lemony ness).
Preheat your oven to bake at 170 degrees C.
Now for the icing:
I just used a normal butter cream icing but added another squeeze of lemon and a couple of teaspoons of the curd in with it. I was going to make daisies but they weren't working for me today :( I was using a 104 petal tip to make the petals but no luck. I think my icing was the wrong consistency. That or my tip was too big. Anyway I first covered them with icing to make a good base for the daisies.
So here they are, lemon cupcakes with lemon curd filling. We could only fit 11 in the box so I gave the 12th to Chris and he rated them a "really good" out of ten. Shot Chris.
Anyway I am about to post up what we made for dinner tonight as part of my cheap cooking special so check that out too, corn fritters, nom nom.
See you later alligators!