Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I love Reese's chocolate, I even made cookies with them see here and everyone seemed to love them so I thought I would attempt at making peanut butter cups myself and by the look of them they have actually turned out OK! The thing that I would do different next time is coat the whole cases (by the way I used the silicon reusable ones, so much easier) with chocolate instead of laying because when you go to eat them the peanut butter squashes out. But who am I kidding either way it tastes just as delicious! so let me tell you how to make them, its very easy!

Ingredients

300g Plain Chocolate
1 tub of Peanut Butter
6 Silicon Cupcake Cases


Method

Start by breaking the chocolate up and melt it slowly over a saucepan in a glass bowl. You need to melt it slowly otherwise it will go lumpy and nasty. So once you've melted it you need to put a layer of chocolate at the bottom of each case then freeze for 10 minutes. 
Once you take them out the freezer you need to add roughly a teaspoon full of peanut butter on top of the frozen chocolate and spread it out. Then to finish them off all you need to do is put some more melted chocolate on top, you can either freeze them now or just leave them in the fridge for a couple of hours. 
And that is it,very simple really but so so tasty. 
Enjoy x

















Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Carrot Cupcakes

So I wanted to make a carrot cake but did not have the time so I decided to make it into cupcakes. They take less than half the time but taste exactly the same and you're able to take sneak more without noticing the huge slice of cake missing.
So let me tell you how to make these babies.  



Ingredients

150g Melted Butter
50g Sultanas
2 Eggs
140g Sugar
170g Self Raising Flour
2 tsp Cinnamon 
1 tsp Bicarbonate Soda
140g Carrots
50g Walnuts


Topping
200g Soft Cheese
50g Softened Butter
85g Icing Sugar





So you need to start off by preheating your oven to 180c then melting the butter in the microwave 10 seconds at a time until its melted. In another bowl add the flour,cinnamon,bicarb,sultanas and walnuts. Into the melted butter you need to add the sugar and the eggs and give it a quick mix together then pour into the dry ingredients and whisk until there are no lumps. The last step you need to do is grate the carrot into the mixture and give it a quick mix. I know there is a lot of mixing but trust me it will be worth it in the end! So once you've done this you need to fill cupcakes cases 3/4 full the put them in the oven for 20 minutes. 


While they are cooling down it is time to make the cream cheese icing. All you need to do is whip the soft cheese and butter together for roughly 5 minutes or until it is a light,creamy colour. Then bit by bit add the icing sugar,sieved to remove any lumps of icing. When the cupcakes have completely cooled then spread a spoonful of icing on top of the cakes. That is it for the making of them. A lot to follow but it is pretty simple. If you have any questions or any requests feel free to leave a comment,thanks :) x
 





Saturday, 8 August 2015

Whoppie Pies With Chocolate Buttercream Filling



So I was in Sainsbury's recently and found this cookbook. It was only 99p,bargs! It has hundreds of recipes in it including Whoopie pies and macaroons. I decided to try out a few of the recipes so in this post I decided to try out Whoopie pies and put my own butter cream in them.
So if anyone has this book I used the recipe on page 9. It is just a basic Whoopie pie recipe,if not then continue reading. So this is the ingredients you will need to make these and the chocolate butter cream. 

Ingredients

110g Butter,softened 
110g Sugar
2 Eggs
225g Self raising flour
2 Tsp Vanilla Extract

4oz Butter,softened
7oz Icing Sugar
1oz Cocoa Powder


So start by turning on your oven to 180C. I then started by placing the butter and sugar into a bowl and creaming them together. Then add the vanilla extract and eggs and beat together,next add the flour and that is it.

So next you will need to use a tablespoon to spoon the mixture onto a baking tray. Make sure they are all roughly the same size and spaced apart (oh and also you have an even amount to sandwich them all together later on). Place in the oven for 10-15 minutes depending on how fast your oven cooks them. 

While they are cooling completely you need to make the chocolate butter cream.
You will need to cream the butter for 4-5 minutes or until it starts looking pale. Then start adding the icing sugar and cocoa powder bit by bit making sure it is mixed well.
Now the Whoopie pies have completely cooled you can spoon some of the butter cream on the flat side of a whoopie pie then sandwich them together.

So that is it, for my first time making them it was a very easy recipe to make. 
If there is anything you want me to make, let me know x