February 11, 2013

banana-chocolate chip mini-muffins with vanilla-hazelnut icing.

they might not win any beauty pageants (why is food beauty pageants not a thing? it would be the highest rated show on earth. yea i’d watch the shit out of those.) but these babies came out near perfect in texture and taste.

i say near perfect only because i couldn’t smush the banana fully so there are gushy chunks here and there.

here is this very simple recipe:

  • 2 ripe-ity ripe bananas - smushed
  • 1/3 cup butter - melted
  • 2/3 cup sugar - i used brown and white (my kitchen is no racist)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp  baking soda
  • 1 egg - beaten
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1.5 cups flour - ALL of the purposes

oven at 350 F.

smush banana and add the melted butter. then just chuck all of the other ingredients except flour so you can mix it well. add the flour in the end and just fold until the whiteness is gone (maybe a little racist). this is my answer to the over-mixing conundrum. add the flour last and handle it gingerly from then on.

since every oven i own tend to be some sort of hell-mouth, it was done in 16 minutes.

the icing is the tricky part. you have to get it mathematically precise. so read very carefully:

  • some butter
  • double that of icing sugar
  • a bit of vanilla
  • an eeh of milk  
  • and a pinch of salt. 
  • i also had some hazelnut powder from an earlier hazelnut grinding fiasco so i threw a whole thing of it in there.

so there it is. a monday afternoon spent in relative bliss. 

September 29, 2012
yellow cupcakes with chocolate butter frosting. 

yellow cupcakes with chocolate butter frosting. 

May 26, 2012

ayyo i know it’s just food and a sometimes food at that, but these feels are real and powerful.

February 26, 2012

yellow butter cupcakes with chocolate frosting.

recipe for cupcake from here. though the measurements gave us double the number mini-cupcakes, this is perhaps the best recipe we’ve followed to date. they are scrumptious.

frosting is but butter whipped to hell and back, icing sugar, vanilla extract and melted chocolate. i’ve heard told that adding a pinch of salt cuts back on the sickening sweetness. (humble-brag alert: we are without electric mixers, so you’re looking at the delumptious results of four tired and toned arms.)

this being our first attempt at artsy frosting, they’re a little wibbly wobbly. but give us time and an unlimited supply of cupcakes and we’ll show you just how we could…nom nom.

February 16, 2012

cakebabies: mini chocolate edition. no fancy business. standard recipe offa the internet.

but look at those colourful little buttons of love. they are perhaps the most adorable thing of food we have ever created. with the recent fortuitous acquisition of mini cupcake tray from a little place called walmart (they have a few branches, i hear), i look forward to making and nom nommming more chubbsywubbsy cakebabies often. almost too often. 

they make me so happy that i’m starting to think these feelings for food is not normal. 

August 28, 2011
superhero cupcakes. 

superhero cupcakes. 

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