Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Lavender Cupcake


My lavenders are doing well in the garden! they're gorgeous, every bit of them! from the look, to their smell and even their taste! there are different types and species available. some are edible, most are not. they have such gorgeous colour, dont you think so? so soft and sweet, it makes you want to kiss each and every one of them!

I was curious on how they taste like. i found some cullinary edible lavender flowers in the UK during my last visit and decided to have a go with baking them! found this simple recipe on the net and voila!


You can, of course frost your cupcakes or add a little bit of icing. add a teeny bit of lavender colour in your icing and decorate your cake. should have done it but i was too excited to savour them!


Lavender Cupcakes

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp dried lavender (flowers only)
8tbsp butter (at room temp.)
2 large eggs
1 cup all purpose flour
1-1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp lemon zest


Method:
1. Preheat oven to 180c and line your muffun tin with liners.
2. Place sugar and lavender flowers in a food processor and process about a minute.
3. Place the lavender sugar in the bowl and mix with butter (on low speed) until just combined. increase the speed to medium-high and beat the two together until light and fluffy.
4. Add the eggs and beat well after each addition. s
5. Sift the flour into the mixture and then add the milk, vanilla extract and lemon zest. mix until just combined.
6. Spoon the batter into the paper liners and bake for 18-20 mins.


7 comments:

Zann said...

The cupcake look great..love your blog new look..so cute..

Mme Doole said...

oitttt oven dah elok balik ke?? hahha! nanti aku sampaiiiiiiiii

Eka said...

Love the new look!! Looks so sweet!!!

faraisha said...

mcm sedap je...mesti smell good too aite??
kak zaza nye new blog theme pon lavender ke?? sweeett~~

serimeri said...

hi zaza, i've been ur silent reader since my uni days. but how come postings about your cookings are getting lesser? i miss them especially the pictures, they look delectable. hehe

Aidan's mama & papa said...

zann: the cupcake should have had some icing on top but didnt have enough time! thank youuuuuu my dear!

mama eva doole: oit! cepat sikit mai! weather's lovely!!!

eka: thank youu!

faraisha: smells lovely! tastes good too if you like something different!
kita nye blog tak ada theme apa apa faraisha.. just thought i'd change the look! like it?

serimeri: hi there! cooking postings are lesser because tak sempat nak ambik gambar! aidan's now quite a handful! besides, during winter, tak lawar nak amik gambar. i normally take photos under natural light. winter tak ada light langsong! and that put me off totally! i need to have a good camera to come up with good photos if i take food shots during winter (my camera is a very old one you see!) but i will share a few more recipes with you k! when was uni days? long ago? are you working now? do you like it better than uni? ;) thanks for hopping by serimeri!! best wishes, always!

serimeri said...

Zaza,

yup, i'm working now, in Kerteh. Uni days was just over a year and a half ago. not too long. hehe.

my friends and i used to bloghop on foodblogs with pretty pictures, and while they loved your cards and crafts, i was the one who drooled over your food pics. glutton!