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Monday, August 4, 2008

#23 Lavendar and White Chocolate

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Busy-ness does not lend well to cupcaking or blogging about cupcakes, apparently. Back-entries!

Lavendar was on my to-do list. I was worried these would taste like soap, but they don't. They're very good.

1 c. milk (soy, almond, cow)
3 tbsp. lavendar flowers
1 tsp. vinegar (apple cider, white, other mild)
1 1/4 c. flour (baking or all purpose)
3/4 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/3 c. oil (whatever, I use ... Read Moreolive)
3/4 c. sugar
2 t. vanilla

Preheat the oven to 350F.
Mix together the milk and the vinegar and flowers and let it sit for a minute, to curdle.
Dump everything else into the bowl, mix.
Pour into cupcake pan or cupcake liners or whatever.

Bake 20 - 22 minutes.

White chocolate

Melt together, whip. Apply to cupcakes.

#22 Mixed Vegetable with Goat Cheese and Honey

Oh yeah. Vegetable cupcakes.

I bought a juicer (get a juicer, you will love it). The only problem with a juicer is all the castoff material. Whatever was I to do with all the pulp. Answer? Cupcakes.

The pulp was made mostly of carrots (which, as it turns out, even in juice form, I don't like). Also: celery, yellow pepper, peach, apple, and cucumber. The cupcakes were 'different', and people seemed to really enjoy them - some having 2 or even 3 minis!

I made these for a group of folks I know are open to trying new things. The child of the group spit it out immediately - so these aren't for everyone, certainly. :)

The icing was wonderful, IMO. I adored it. Not too sweet, just right. And it complemented the odd vegetable cake nicely.

Cupcakes (24 minis)
1 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1 c. vegetable pulp, some juice
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
3/4 c. oil

Mix mix mix, bake at 350 for 22 minutes.

Goat cheese (soft), some
Honey, about 2 tbsp

Mix mix, pipe.

Mmm, goat cheese icing.

Images are trapped on my camera, which atm has no batteries. I'll add them soon!