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Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes
Sunday, November 11, 2007
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I was browsing food blogs in my SDL (Self Directed Learning) time which is meant to be allocated to study various embryonic, pathogenic and histological things related to Dentistry:) but i was (still am) being lazy and was looking for a good cupcake recipe to try. At the same time I wanted something on a healthier side as am trying to lose a bit of weight before Christmas. I was hoping to avoid the classic equal amounts of sugar, flour and butter and find a recipe with less butter and sugar and ifound it on Two Fat Als blog where milk is used instead of half the butter. Genius:-)

I made some changes to the recipe and used a handful of raisins and some nutty dark chocolates in place of sugar.

The cupcakes turn out ok, they smelled wonderful, like vanilla and chocolate and E and I really liked them. Couple of my friends at Uni tried them and said they were too dry and probably needed a bit more butter, however I think they tasted good for the amount of fat and saturated carbohydrate that went into them:-)

 

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A Sweet Treat

A Sweet Treat
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
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Listening to: Mark Ronson- Diversion

Thinking about: Sweets

This is one of the easiest and tastiest desserts I’ve ever made. I don’t do desserts really. If I have any space left in my stomach after dinner (Which doesn’t happen very often), I usually eat ice cream (nutty magnum or Vanilla Cornish) or If it’s too cold just a cup of tea with some dark chocolate! So this was a treat mainly for E who loves any food that even remotely reminds him of his Mum’s cooking:-) Actually I had to ask him for directions as it was the first time I was cooking it. The recipe is very simple, all you need is a small Butternut squash, some sugar, oil and a few threads of saffron for that glorious taste and colour. I like mine very sweet but you can put as much sugar as you like as long as you cook it enough for a nice thick syrup to form. The first time I had Butternut squash this way, it was served with the main dish which was a traditional sour cherry rice and I loved the combination of super sweet butternut and cooked sour cherries, However as a dessert it can be served on its own or with vanilla ice creams.

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Im Back:-)

Im Back:-)
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
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Listening to: White stripes- Icky Thump

Thinking about: Egg and chips!

I’ve been very busy lately what with all the going back to school thing and yes, I have finally done it :-) you are now looking at a brand new dental student:-)It’s all been very exciting to say the least and its still sinking in, even though I was expecting it from almost 6 month ago! The course I am studying is designed as an intensive course which means it requires more work than the usual and it has been taking up all my time but hopefully it will all worth it at the end and no one will end up with a Dentist like this one. So I had to take a break from cooking new and exciting things and stick with the simple, easy and mainly boring foods and as you may imagine I am looking forward to spend a couple of hours in the kitchen and cook something new:-)

I have been feeling a bit poorly since yesterday and decided to cook a simple healthy soup and came up with this recipe. I would have liked to add some potatoes to it as well but my new healthy diet is strictly potato free so we’ll see how it goes. I used dry mint in this recipe which I think gives a more intensive flavour especially when cooked with garlic. Hope everyone enjoys it, I’ll be back soon hopefully with some exciting new recipes:-)

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