“‘If ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ were candy and nuts, wouldn’t it be a Merry Christmas? “
VANILLA CUPCAKES FOR CHISTMAS
OK…am back again. Yesterday & today were busier than I imagined they would be. I got literally talked into volunteering to make , hold your breadth, 80 cupcakes for a Christmas party for a little play school nearby! They were in a bit of a soup, & I eventually volunteered to bake. The only memory of yesterday morning is of the muffin trays going into the oven & out!! There were cupcakes as far as the eye could see. And then the usual rush…off to school to pick the kids after guitar etc. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…this morning went in meeting with teachers before school broke-up for the holidays, and icing stars onto the cupcakes. They’ve been boxed and delivered!! Always enjoyable after the job has been done!
Flour – 2cups
Baking powder – 2 tsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Butter – 1/2 cup
Sugar – 1 1/4 cup
Milk – 1 cup
Vanilla Essence / extract – 1 tsp
Eggs – 2
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees celsius. Line or grease the muffin pans.
Sift flour + baking powder + salt 3 times. Keep aside.
Cream butter + sugar well.
Add vanilla + eggs and beat well.
On low speed, beat in flour mix + milk alternatively in 3 lots.
Fill each muffin pan to 3/4th depth, and bake for 20-25 minutes till done.
Remove from muffin pan immediately & cool on racks.
Makes approximately 18 muffins.
For the 2nd lot , if you make 6 muffins in a 12 pan tin, fill a little water in each of the empty cases to ensure even baking.
Drizzle with melted chocolate.
Have a great Christmas!
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