A.... sweet treat? R-r-r-eally? Yup folks! You better believe it! I know it has been a while, but here it is!
When I was little, I often stayed over at my mormor in the weekends - and it was magical every time. My granny was so creative and it was impossible to ever be bored. I would bring a teddy, a different one each time, and make them necklaces with all of my granny's yarn. I would let them sleep in the boxes you can buy fancy tangerines in, and the food was always delicious.
Before bed, she would hang a blanket up in front of the fireplace on a chair, so that when she tucked me in, it wuld be blanket first, then the duvet. It was the bomb!
She also sometimes made "mazariner" which is almond and vanilla based cupcakes, they were SO good, despite only needing a few pantry ingredients.
Today, I finally got around to making them (I don't know what on earth took me to long!) and they turned out really well! Despite maybe not being AS good as mormor's, cause that'd take a bit of effort, and a little piece of extra love which she always seemed to stuff them with!
(Makes about 12-14)
100g unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup plain flour
50g ground almonds
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk
Icing made up of icing sugar and a little bit of milk or water, I used milk.
- Start by pre-heating the oven to 200C.
- Have the sugar and butter in a bowl and cream until it goes almost white in colour. Add the egg, milk and vanilla extract and stir well to combine.
- Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl, and then add it bit by bit into the wet mixture.
- Fill cupcake cases 2/3 up and bake for about 15 minutes until risen and golden and fluffy! Leave to cool and then drizzle with icing, wait until it sets before serving.