Friday, 16 January 2009

january blues.....

....yeh it's friday! ... i've got the january blues!, work is stressful, it's cold, and amongst other things gramps is not great SO last night to cheer myself up I had a very large hot chocolate & baileys and I scrapped some yummy cupcakes! ...these were made for my team for my birthday, Blueberry cupcakes.
Recipe for the Cupcakes are:
225g plain flour, 1tsp bicarbonate of soda, 1/4 tsp salt, 1tsp allspice, 115g caster sugar, 3 lrg egg whites, 3tbsp butter, 150ml thick low fat yoghurt (blueberry optional) 1tsp vanilla ess, 100g fresh blueberries.
Sift the flour,bicarb, salt, 1/2 allspice add 6tbsp of caster sugar and mix in bowl. In a separate bowl whisk the egg white together. Add the butter, yoghurt, and vanilla ess and mix together. Stir in 3/4 of the blueberries. Fold the fruit mixture into the flour mixture. Divide the mixture between 12 muffin/cupcake cases. Bake in a preheated oven (190'/375'f) for 25minutes.
Topping: mix icingsugar into a small tub of mascapone cream to preferred sweetness. Swirl onto cooled cupcakes and top with fresh blueberries. Alternatively prior to baking mix remaining sugar and allspice together and sprinkle onto unbaked cupcakes.
I've managed 2 books again this week on the london tube commute,
An Offer you Can't Refuse by Jill Mansell, which was fab. I've loved her books forever but have found the last ok, this one got her back to her best!...... the other was another from Veronica Henry ~ Love on the Rocks, which was a romp...got me wanting to jump on the train and head down to the devon & cornish coast....I love it down there, some of my favourite holidays as a child and adult have been spent there. This week saw the return of the fantastic CSI vegas....what a season opener .. i blubbed all the way through it! ...
...hopefully i have a cozy & crafting weekend to look forward to... :-)
layout ingredients:
papers~ all kinds of happy - imaginisce
chipboard letters ~ american crafts thickers jewelry box
cupcake stamp ~ forever friends
calendar stamp ~ imaginisce
ribbon & bling ~ from stash!

1 comment:

Kelly said...

Mmmm, sounds yummy Teresa!! Fabulous layout !!

Hugs for a great weekend adn I hope Gramps is feeling better. K

Friday, 16 January 2009

january blues.....

....yeh it's friday! ... i've got the january blues!, work is stressful, it's cold, and amongst other things gramps is not great SO last night to cheer myself up I had a very large hot chocolate & baileys and I scrapped some yummy cupcakes! ...these were made for my team for my birthday, Blueberry cupcakes.
Recipe for the Cupcakes are:
225g plain flour, 1tsp bicarbonate of soda, 1/4 tsp salt, 1tsp allspice, 115g caster sugar, 3 lrg egg whites, 3tbsp butter, 150ml thick low fat yoghurt (blueberry optional) 1tsp vanilla ess, 100g fresh blueberries.
Sift the flour,bicarb, salt, 1/2 allspice add 6tbsp of caster sugar and mix in bowl. In a separate bowl whisk the egg white together. Add the butter, yoghurt, and vanilla ess and mix together. Stir in 3/4 of the blueberries. Fold the fruit mixture into the flour mixture. Divide the mixture between 12 muffin/cupcake cases. Bake in a preheated oven (190'/375'f) for 25minutes.
Topping: mix icingsugar into a small tub of mascapone cream to preferred sweetness. Swirl onto cooled cupcakes and top with fresh blueberries. Alternatively prior to baking mix remaining sugar and allspice together and sprinkle onto unbaked cupcakes.
I've managed 2 books again this week on the london tube commute,
An Offer you Can't Refuse by Jill Mansell, which was fab. I've loved her books forever but have found the last ok, this one got her back to her best!...... the other was another from Veronica Henry ~ Love on the Rocks, which was a romp...got me wanting to jump on the train and head down to the devon & cornish coast....I love it down there, some of my favourite holidays as a child and adult have been spent there. This week saw the return of the fantastic CSI vegas....what a season opener .. i blubbed all the way through it! ...
...hopefully i have a cozy & crafting weekend to look forward to... :-)
layout ingredients:
papers~ all kinds of happy - imaginisce
chipboard letters ~ american crafts thickers jewelry box
cupcake stamp ~ forever friends
calendar stamp ~ imaginisce
ribbon & bling ~ from stash!

1 comment:

Kelly said...

Mmmm, sounds yummy Teresa!! Fabulous layout !!

Hugs for a great weekend adn I hope Gramps is feeling better. K