Thursday, July 30, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
- up at 6:47am - took Dylan to summer school
- made malted milk ball cupcakes for Dylan's birthday
- was disappointed in the lack of bacon found in the fridge for my BLT (who eats 39 slices of pre cooked bacon?) I'm not bitter
- upon delivery of said cupcakes - I noticed the frosting on one looked smeared - with the other part smeard on my boob!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I was really excited, however, being the first time they took me a little while. I’m going to tell ya straight up – I followed the recipe word for word – and let them sit over night before I pounced on one. Did you hear me? I let them SIT.OVER.NIGHT! You do not have to wait till the next day, eat one now! I totally waited till lunch to taste one – they melt in your mouth! I hope you all enjoy them as much as my family did – I’ll be making them again on Monday for Dylan and his friends.
Malted Milk Ball Cupcakes
Recipe courtesy of Cupcakes!
24 cupcake liners
1 package (18.25 oz) plain yellow cake mix
1 box (3.8 oz) instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk chocolate chips
Malted Milk Buttercream (see recipe below)
40 malted milk balls, coarsely crushed, for garnish
Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350. Line 24 cupcake cups with paper liners. Set the pans aside.
Place cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, oil, water, sugar, eggs and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Blend with mixer on low speed for 30 seconds until the ingredients are well blended, then stop the machine and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Increase the speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes more, scraping down the sides again if needed. The batter should look smooth and thickened. Fold in the chocolate chips, making sure they are well distributed throughout the batter. Spoon or scoop 1/3 cup batter into each lined cupcake cup, filling it three quarters of the way full. (You will get between 22-24 cupcakes; remove the empty liners, if any.) Place the pans in the oven.
Bake the cupcakes until they spring back when lightly pressed with your finger, 18-20 minutes. Remove the pans from the oven and place them on wire rack to cool for 5 minutes. Run a dinner knife around the edges of the cupcake liners. Lift the cupcakes from the bottoms of the cups using the end of a knife, and pick them out of the cups carefully with your fingertips. (I left mine in their cups). Place them on a wire rack to cool for 15 minutes before frosting.
Meanwhile, prepare the Malted Milk Buttercream. Place a heaping tablespoon of frosting on each cupcake and swirl to spread it out with a short metal spatula or a spoon, taking care to cover the tops completely. Garnish with crushed malted milk balls.
Malted Milk Buttercream
8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
3-1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar, sifted
5 tablespoons malted milk powder (I used Ovaltine)
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place the butter in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed until fluffy, 30 seconds. Stop the machine and add the confectioner’s sugar, malted milk powder, milk and vanilla. Blend with the mixer on low speed until the sugar is incorporated, 1 minute. Increase the speed to medium and beat until light and fluffy, 1 minute more.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
- We didn’t “chalk” paint the driveway yet – this week!
- I made peanut butter and jelly muffins today
- I also made pumpkin chicken enchiladas for dinner yesterday and Spanish rice
- Everyone enjoyed the dinner - yeah, they did!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
- I also made mac and cheese - new recipe.
- I also think I found the issue to my allergic reaction - goodbye lotion from Bath and Body. I'm sorry - I will miss you - I <3 you!
- I also got a new phone cover. It's a bright orange cover with Julius (Paul Frank) wearing headphones.
- I made royal icing (Tiffany blue with white sprinkles) tonight for sugar cookies (that were not homemade) Yes - I cheat sometimes.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Yep - I know, I still owe a photo of the cupcakes. Yes, we did make them - but my family decided against the homemade chocolate frosting - the total horror! They are not my family!