Monday, 27 July 2009

baking (and more!)

i had a show last night at a venue i've been wanting to play for a looong time. it was great! we all dressed up and played so well, to a big audience (well, big for us..meaning 30 people). follow my band on twitter.

this is us before the show. aren't we gorgeous?

the other day, i made these amazing nutella cupcakes. i highly recommend making them. here's the recipe:

Self Frosted Nutella Cupcakes

10 tbsp butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1/2 tsp vanilla essense
1 3/4 cups sifted all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
Nutella, 12 teaspoons. (1 teaspoon for each cupcakes)

Preheat oven to 325F. Line 12 muffin tins with paper liners.

Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy,about 2 minutes. Add in eggs one at a time, until fully incorporated. Don’t worry if the batter doesn’t look smooth. Add vanilla. Stir in flour, salt and baking powder until batter is uniform and no flour remains.

Using an ice cream scoop or spoon , fill each muffin liner with batter. They should be 3/4 full, if you’re not using a scoop. Top each cake with 1 heaping teaspoon of Nutella. Swirl Nutella in with a toothpick, making sure to fold a bit of batter up over the nutella.

Bake for 20 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes 12 delicious cupcakes.

and here's some pictures of my experience with them:

they obviously turned out really well.

in other news....

i really want this scarf, but i can't picture how big it is...i'm really obsessed with scarves lately. i have one in my hair right this very minute.




Sarah Alaoui said...

yum thanks for the recipe. looks delicious.

ginny said...

cupcakes look as though they were to die for. i love nutella! :D :D

you should try nutella on an english muffin. yummmmm

so proud of you for a good show! btw, i followed your band on my twitter ;D

Isabel said...

You guys are such a cute band! Awesome polaroid.

Hadley said...

foooood porrrrn. mmm. i want to make this very VERY badly now.

yiqin; said...

Ah nutella cupcakes. The best <3<3`

blorange dice said...

your band looks so cool! and those muffins!... i'll definitely have to try those out (: maybe in my new kitchen! haha

anyway, that's awesome you live so close to the farmer's market! any tips? i'd really love to make more use out of the thing.