Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Malteser cupcakes

Ever since making both Oreo and Toblerone cupcakes i've been a big fan of putting confectionary into cupcake recipes so imagine my excitement when I saw I heart cupcake's post about Malteser cupcakes. I heart cupcakes is one of my favourite blogs, Anne talks about all things cupcakes as well as posting delicious recipes, so i'd recommend you check it out!

I wasn't sure how to make them and since I wanted to take them to work and I was short on time I decided to make mini cupcakes. The recipe was for 12 normal sized cupcakes and I ended up making 55 mini cupcakes (but don't worry, they were all eaten!). The recipe called for 1 malteser per cupcake, but as I did mini's I put half. They pretty much melted in the oven but gave a lovely taste. Here they are fresh out of the oven (I love the colour of them!)...

Anne's recipe had called for both chocolate and vanilla frosting but as I was short of time I decided to just do vanilla. I crushed the Maltesers in my food processor but they weren't as crushed as I'd hoped. However, looking back i'm actually glad of this as I love how you can see the maltesers in the frosing. Here are a couple of photos of how they looked finished.

Sorry for the rubbish quality of the photo above! I was really happy with how they turned out - they tasted lovely and I love the malteser decoration. Ben told me they were the best ones i've made to date and everyone at worked scoffed on them! Thanks Anne for sharing this great recipe :)

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Chocolate brownies!

So it's been a while since my last blog post! Things have been pretty hectic recently - I was ill a few weeks ago and then my boyfriend was so July has just flown by. This weekend has been a bumper baking weekend and it all started with Hummingbird's chocolate brownies. I've made these before but I just had to make them again.

The first time I made them I was convinced it was a fluke...they just tasted too good! However, they taste just as good second time round. I really recommend them to everyone. Also, the recipe says it makes 12, but I can make a good 25-35 slices - I suppose it depends how big you cut the slices.

Here is the chocolate and butter being melted...
Once it's melted together you add sugar followed by flour, then add the eggs. It's so simple and comes together really quickly.

Here they are fresh out of the oven...and cut into slices (look how flakey it is!)...
Hope everyone's having a good Sunday :)