Monday, February 19, 2007

Serendipity cupcakes

So called because I had to use dribs and drabs left over in my pantry, so that they bear virtually no resemblance to the Nigella Lawson recipe I was planning to use. However, they did turn out beautifully - dare I say even better than Nigella's stuffy old carrot cupcakes.

Makes 12. Just enough to last a couple of days for two greedy people.

100gm light muscovado sugar
175ml sunflower oil
2 eggs
100gm plain flour
125gm self raising flour (I used light brown)
small teaspoon of bi-carb soda
pinch salt
150gm grated butternut squash/pumpkin
100gm chopped walnuts
freshly grated nutmeg

Whip the sugar and oil together and beat in the eggs one at a time. Sift the flours, salt and bi-carb soda together and add to the mix. Fold in the grated squash/pumpkin and nutmeg with the walnuts (inhaling the nutmeg deeply). Spoon the glooopy result into a muffin tin lined with patty pans. Cook at 200 degrees for 20 minutes. Try to keep your nose clean as you lick the bowl.

3 comments:

slyam said...

Thanks for sharing your experience

curiousbutton said...

Very strange: I just followed your link from your All Men Are Liars comment to discover you're the opposite of me... an english girl living it up in Melbourne, which I love but do awfully miss my home (particularly the snow), about to turn 30 in 2007. However, I've also stupidly left my boyfriend in the british isles for the past 2+ years. Anyway, I just wanted to say that your blog is cool and made me just that little bit more homesick :)

melbourne dreaming said...

Hey curious, do you have a blog? I would be interested to read the story of my Doppelganger.

The snow was lovely, but I miss Melbourne - want to swap lives?!

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