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.


Anonymous 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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