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Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Recipe of the week - 24th May 2011

Red Velvet Cupcakes

for the cakes:
60g unsalted butter, at room temperature
150g caster sugar
1 egg
10g cocoa powder
20ml red food colouring
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
120 ml buttermilk
150g plain flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar

for the icing:
300g icing sugar, sifted
50g butter
125g cream cheese

1. Preheat the oven to 170
2. Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer.
3. Slowly add the egg and beat.
4. In a separate bowl, mix the cocoa powder, red food colouring and vanilla extract to form a deep red paste.
5. Add the butter mixture and mix thoroughly until evenly combined and coloured.
6. Gradually add the buttermilk, continually mixing.
7. Add the salt, bicarbonate of soda and vinegar. Beat well.
8. Spoon mixture into paper case, two thirds full and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the sponge bounces back when touched.
9. Leave to cool.
10. For the frosting: beat the icing sugar, cream cheese and butter together.

Monday, 23 May 2011

Fresher Food

While at uni I began to make some videos outlining simple recipes. They're all really tasty and easy to make. If you have any requests please don't hesitate and I will try to upload a video.