Tuesday, 20 March 2012

rocher cupcakes

good afternoon! i forgot to post yesterday, work was overwhelming and i guess i didn't manage to find the time. the fact that my laptop is completely dead makes it harder to post too, since my phone and tablet don't seem to co-operate with blogger. and yes, that was a bunch of excuses.

so today, h went out with some friends and told me that ferrero rocher gelato was the highlight of her night. and what other perfect idea to go with it then ferrero rocher cupcakes. (p.s h wants the recipe too!)
this is something i want to try when i go home in 23 days.

the recipe is from one of my favourite baking websites that i found recently: dailydelicious
it has bunch of all sorts of recipes with pictures for each step. it all looks so easy.
and since i keep having ideas to post recipes on this blog, i finally started! 

ferrero rocher cupcakes
(makes 12)

Chocolate cupcake
60g butter
150g sugar
pinch of salt
1 egg
20g cocoa powder
150g plain flour (all purpose flour)
½tsp baking soda
140g buttermilk (or milk with ½tbsp lemon juice)
1½tsp white wine vinegar
50g chocolate chips
60ml Frangelico

Frangelico Chocolate Cream

100g dark chocolate (50% or 70% if you want it less sweet)
250ml whipping cream
1½tbsp Frangelico (hazelnut -flavored liqueur)
12 Ferrero Rocher


Preheat the oven to 180 °C.
Place the baking paper in to the cupcake tins.
Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking soda together.
Mix together buttermilk and white wine vinegar together, set aside.
Beat the butter, salt and sugar until light and fluffy, put the egg into the butter and beat to combine.
Divide the flour mixture into 3, put 1/3 of the flour mixture into the batter, stir with a spatula, when combine, add half of buttermilk, follow with 1/3 of the flour, stir again then add the rest of the buttermilk . Finish with the rest of the flour and chocolate chips mix to combine.
Scoop the batter into the tins.
Bake for 25 minutes, or until the cake is spring when touch lightly.
Prick the cupcake with bamboo stick and pour about 1tsp of Frangelico into the cake.
Let the cake cool completely before frosting it.

Melt the chocolate, by placing in a bowl over warm water, put 150ml of whipping cream into a chilled bowl.
When chocolate melt, stir 100ml of whipping cream with the Frangelico into it.
Pour the chocolate and cream mixture into whipping cream and whip until soft peak formed.

Pipe the Frangelico Chocolate Cream over the cupcake, and decorate with Ferrero Rocher.

and there you have it!

i haven't tried baking it yet, or i should say, i haven't baked at all in the last two months.
and i miss it terribly. i guess there's lot of baking to be done when i arrive home!
for now, i'll be collecting lots of recipes to try out.
another one i want to try? jamie oliver's a rather pleasing carrot cake with lime mascarpone icing

hope h tries it first tho, she can give a review on the recipe (or two!)

okay, back to work. sigh.

love a.



i'm linking my post with a today. my post is also about ferrero rocher.

almost bedtime. it's been a bit of a rough day today, i'm very hard on myself, so when bad things happen i start beating myself up. but i had the wonderful privilege of having dinner with my ex-colleagues tonight. we all worked together for around 2 years (coming and going) and we try to catch up regularly. only 1 of the 4 girls still works there. but we are all working in healthcare. so they understand the situations i sometimes get put in.

after a yummy dinner (complete with chips, i love), we went for gelato. i had an amazing ferrero rocher-flavoured gelato... it just about melted my whole bad day away. then a told me about this ferrero rocher cupcake recipe, planning to try it this weekend- for my brother's 20th birthday. will share the results!

in December, i'm making the wedding cake for my friend's wedding. as it's also her birthday next week, i'm planning to prepare a mini version of her wedding cake to surprise her at her work. so it's going to be a huge baking weekend! baking is great when it's a rainy day outside. then you can enjoy it with a cup of tea! 

newest book read: 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society' by Mary Ann Shaffer. 
love, h

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