15 February 2009

Pistacchio Cupcakes

Makes 30 mini´s. They did´nt raise that much, the cases were over half-filled with batter.

45 g pistacchio nuts, finely grounded (non-salty) 115 g butter, room temperature - 115 g sugar - 2 eggs - 100 g flour - 1/2 tsk baking powder - 2 tbl spoons milk

Mix butter and sugar in a bowl untill fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time. Sift flour and baking powder over og fold in. Add milk.

Bake in oven aprox. 15 min on 160gr.

The frosting, whipped with a hand-blender is made of ½ unsalted butter, ½ pistacchio creme and confectioners sugar until peaks can be made.

Bourbon Vanilla cupcakes

For Bourbon vanilla cupcakes, i make a basic recipe and add 2 tbl spoons of Bourbon vanilla molasses.

Basic recipe: 115g butter, room temperature - 115g sugar - 2 eggs - 115g flour - 1 teaspoon baking powder - 2 tbl spoons milk.

Mix butter and sugar untill fluffy and add vanilla flavour. Add eggs one at a time. Sift flour and bakingpowder and fold in. Bake at 160dg for about 15 min.

This frosting is cream cheese flavoured with bourbon vanilla, but any buttercream or ganache will go well with these cupcakes.

For piping instructions, see comments below.