Thursday, September 29, 2011

How to Make : Stuffed Savoury Pancakes

I don't know about you, but I love pancakes. They're one of those delicious things that just make you happy from the inside out. Savoury pancakes are just as fantastic as sweet ones and the recipe below is one of my favourite to make on a weekend for brunch or take as a snack at parties and get togethers with friends. My boyfriend creates a production line when filling the pancakes, instead of doing them individually. This is a great one for getting boyfriends, husbands and children involved.

Makes about 12, depending on size
Recipe after the jump :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

How To Make : Cake Pops

Cake Pops by Zolita
Baking and, well, food in general really, often goes through trends. We've seen black and white wedding cakes, decorative cake wrappers, iced biscuits and now cake pops.

At first glance these sweet little morsels look like they are just a disaster waiting to happen, but they're actually really simple to put together. I found a beautiful step-by-step recipe for making cake pops which I've posted below.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Zolita's Butter Icing Recipe

Butter icing is one of those things that can be truly wonderful, or truly awful, depending on how much effort you are willing to put into it. Here's Zolita's recipe for her beautifully creamy butter icing. Remember, it's called BUTTER icing, which means it must be made with butter, not margarine.

Zolita's Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

The secret to this recipe (or so I'm told) is BUTTER. Do not use margarine, not even the Stork margarine, you must use BUTTER.

Here's the recipe for this delicious vanilla cupcake :)

Cupcakes - Too cute to eat!

My first attempt at decorating cupcakes with something other than a smear of butter icing was, in my opinion, something of a success. The Bug (my mom) and I went to a cupcake decorating workshop in Everton, run by Zolita and her mother Zola. Zolita prepared the faces and flowers for us to use the night before, and taught us various techniques for piping butter icing. She also explained how best to make and use the butter icing for cupcake decorating. I will definitely go to another of her workshops again.

Here are the cupcakes that my mother and I made:

The Bug putting together her dog in the grass

Zolita's Studio

The Bug's decorated cupcakes

Another food blog???

I know, we've tried this before! I know, I know. Hopefully this time it (it being me) won't fade into the interweb-ether. If you see that I'm fading, please feel free to email me and let me know that I'm lacking in my blogging duties.