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16 January 2016

Cupcakes And Frost!!!

Coconut cupcakes with lime icing.
Actually got round to baking the cupcakes yesterday. They turned out light and moist and the lime icing was a lovely contrast to the sweet cake. These cases are quite big so I used a 6, 6, 6, 3 Victoria sponge recipe with a good handful of coconut and two tablespoons of milk. The icing was the juice of one lime and I added icing sugar until it reached the right consistency for dribbling. I like a little icing but not a solid block.
I will add that there were 12 cakes but I only photographed the five.

Last night I took a bag of chicken breast fillets out of the freezer and this morning one half has been put into a dish with a marinade of chipotle and cola (B&M 69p). This will be served with Nigella's potatoes roasted with antipasti peppers and a side salad of spinach, tomato and cucumber. The other half is poaching in chicken stock and then will be frozen to use at a later date as filling for a chicken pie.

Another frost but no snow......again. All I would like is a couple of days of big fat flakes falling gently while I snuggle up in the kitchen baking. I would stand at the window watching it with a cup of coffee and marvel at how beautiful it makes everything look. Once I've had that it can go and I would be quite happy. Not too much to ask is it?

Hubby cooked a good breakfast this morning so we won't need lunch. Once I have slung the hoover round my time is my own until it's time to prepare tea so I may well get some sewing done.

Thanks for dropping by.
Sheila-x-

5 comments:

  1. Oh it sounds so romantic, you in your kitchen looking wistfully out of the window at the fat fluffy snowflakes falling! I hope you get your wish! You are going to have to make the dolly a fur coat - and some boots! Flip flops and cute sandals are no good in this weather!!

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  2. It does sound so good, dreaming whilst looking out the window watching the snow fall. The temperatures are dropping again for tonight according to the forecast so I think we will have to make do with a hard frost.

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  3. I have stood and watched the fat snowflakes fall past the window, now I need to get some of those cupcakes on the go. I love coconut and am partial to a zingy drizzle of icing as well. mmm, I am sure that they would help me recover.

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  4. Lol Rachel. I do have some fur in but I have never sewn with it before so am putting it off.
    It looks like a hard frost again here tonight :(

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  5. Go on Pam....get that oven on. Dr Sheila prescribes cupcakes for your poorlies :)

    Very jealous of your snowflake watching. The last time we had any snow here was Boxing Day 2014.
    Keep warm-x-

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