Saturday, May 1, 2010

Strawberry filled cupcakes.

My mom's best friend from high school, Lynn, came over tonight for dinner and brought chocolate covered strawberries, nom. She is starting a new baking company ( the website isn't up and running yet) and as she told us about it, I got really excited to bake! So I got out my new apron and made some chocolate covered strawberry inspired cupcakes :-)

1. 1/4 cups flour
1. 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar
6 tbsp unsalted butter
1 large egg, 1 large egg white
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup whole milk

pre-heat oven to 350
Whisk flour, BP, and salt
In another bowl beat sugar and butter until fluffy
add egg and egg white at same time, beat slowly
beat in vanilla
add the flour mix in 3 additions, alternating with the milk
fill cupcake tins 3/4 of the way

5 large strawberries
tbsp strawberry jam
Chop strawberries into small chunks and mix with the jam
put a tsp of the filling on each cupcake and the filling will sink as they cook
Bake 18-20min
Add buttercream frosting and garnish with chocolate covered strawberries.

(for chocolate alternative add 3/4 cup semi-sweet baking cocoa to the batter and 1/2 cup to the frosting)

They came out really sticky with this recipe so next time I think I'll extract the jam and add more flower to the batter-- the chocolate cupcakes seemed to turned out better due to the extra absorbency of the cocoa powder.

"Taste and see that the lord is good;
blessed is the man who takes refuge in him."
psalm 34:8

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