Monday, 24 December 2012

1,2,3... Nutella Brownies and Merry Christmas!!

I wrote this entry last week in my Spanish blog, I haven't had time to translate it since today, so, here you have a 2x1 entry!

Today, first of all, I have to wish you all Merry Christmas!! I hope all of you have a wonderful time with family and friends.

And now it's time to a delicious and super easy recipe: Nutella Brownie's with only 3 ingredients. It's an ideal solution for those days you're about to sit on the sofa to watch a movie and you want something sweet to eat. If there's nothing in the cupboard you only have to spent 15 minutes to enjoy this delicious brownies. Thank God I found this photo in Pinterest who guide me to this delicious recipe.


SUPER FAST NUTELLA BROWNIES

Ingredients (makes 5/6 brownies):

  • 150 gr Nutella
  • 1 egg
  • 50/55 gr flour (5 tbsp)
Preheat oven to 180ºC (355ºF).
Mix well Nutella and egg. Add the flour and mix until it's completely incorporated. In a cupcake pan, divide the dough between 5/6 cupcake liners and bake for about 10/12 minutes, and that's all! You can add some chocolate chips on the top, if you want it.

Let them cold in a rack 5/10 minutes and enjoy!!!!!



Sunday, 9 December 2012

Christmas Cupcakes

December 9th and it seems I'm going late starting just now with Christmas recipes, but I really have no free time. Actually, I made this cupcakes weeks ago, as I knew this was going to happen.

Christmas Cupcakes

Do you remember last week cupcakes? The ones with apple & cinnamon? Here you have them Christmas dressed.


Playing with white, red and green, this decoration can't be easier. The most important is to use good quality cupcake liners, greaseproof, in order they don't loose colour after baking. Then, just cut a circle with a crinkled edge cutter, use a plunge cutter for the snowflake and a #8 tip for the small rounds. You can sprinkle edible glitter to make them shine (I used Rainbow Dust Hologram White). And that's all. You have simple but effective Christmas cupcakes.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Still Autumm - Apple & Cinnamon Cupcakes

Last entry before putting on Santa's hat and start uploading photos of stuff decorated in greens, reds & whites.


The truth is I hadn't planned to bake this cupcakes and as I started to make them I had no idea what I was going to do with 8 cupcakes (and eating all 8 was not an option). But I was bored, so I started to look for recipes with just one condition: I wanted cinnamon. Finally, I ended up with this Wilton's apple cupcakes recipe. And I love them, with or without buttercream. Just a bite, and this cupcakes take you back to a Christmas market in any European center country, one of those which have lots of small wooden houses and lots of pretty things. So, although I've made those cupcakes autumnal themed, will look great with Christmas decorations.


APPLE & CINNAMON CUPCAKES

For the cupcakes (makes 8):
  • 1 egg
  • 60 ml evaporated milk
  • 35 gr butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 170 gr flour
  • 55 gr sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 grated Golden apple
For the buttercream:
  • 100 gr buttercream
  • 100 gr icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 180ºC (360ºF). Prepare a cupcake pan with cupcakes cases.
Heat the butter in the microwave for about 1 minute until it's melted. Beat it with the egg, milk and vanilla extract.
In a separate bowl, mix flour, sugar, cinnamon and baking powder, and add it to the butter mixture, slightly beating until all ingredients are well combined. Add the grated apple and mix with a spatula.
Fill the cases and put the pan in the oven. Bake for about 20 minutes, until a until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let the cupcakes rest in the pan for 5 minutes, then, take them off and let cold completely in a rack.

For the buttercream, beat butter and sugar until start being creamy. Add vanilla and cinnamon and continue beating until all ingredients are well combined.

Hope you enjoy it!