Mitt favoritmellanmål eller kvällssnacks är helt klart frukt! Jag har alltid gillar frukt och bär men nu när jag är gravid vill jag äta det hela tiden. Mest äter jag utav jordgubbar, nektariner, vindruvor, ananas, kiwi och banan. Längtar också efter riktigt goda meloner, tur att vi åker utomlands i sommar så jag kan få min dos :-) Tycker inte meloner är lika goda i Sverige som i varmare klimat.
🇺🇸 My favorite snack at the moment is fruit. I have always liked fruit and berries but now when I’m pregnant I want to eat it all the time. Mostly I eat strawberries, nectarines, grapes, pineapple, kiwi, and bananas. I’m also longing for tasty melons. Lucky for us, we’re going abroad this summer so hopefully I’ll get my share of the melons too :-) I don’t fancy Swedish melons as I do the ones in warmer climate.
Do you love cupcakes? If you do, then we sure have something in common :-) I haven’t baked cupcakes for a very long time, not since my wedding I believe. There’s no particular reason to why, I’ve just been busy baking other treats I guess.
These cupcakes have the perfect combination – chocolate and caramel! There’s even a little toffee-surprise inside as an extra treat. I decided to decorate my cupcakes by sprinkle cocoa powder on top of the frosting and then drizzle some warmed up dulce de leche on top. The result – beautiful AND tasty!
I hope you try this recipe out because it’s really delicious!
Chocolate Caramel Cupcakes
Yummy chocolate cupcakes with wonderful swiss meringue caramel buttercream.
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 2668
Trans Fat 11g
Polyunsaturated Fat 10g
Monounsaturated Fat 65g
Total Carbohydrates 492g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
- 50g room temperated butter
- 1 1/2dl white sugar
- 1teaspoon vanilla sugar
- 1 egg
- 1dl hot water
- 1/2dl cocoa powder
- 2 1/4dl flour
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 1/2teaspoon baking powder
- 12 toffee candies
- 50g chopped chocolate
- 4 egg whites
- 2 1/4dl white sugar
- 250g butter
- 1dl dulce de leche
- Whisk the butter with the sugar until soft. Add the egg and vanilla sugar, whisk throughly. Mix water and cocoa in a separate bowl until all lumps are gone. Add the liquid to the butter-batter. Sift the rest of the ingredients into the batter. Mix everything carefully then add the chopped chocolate. Pour the batter into 12 cupcake cases. Push down a toffee in each case and bake for 20 minutes. They are perfect when they bounce back to the touch and the top still looks slightly sticky. Leave on a cooling rack until cool.
- Divide the butter into tablespoon sized cubes. Make sure the butter gets room temperated before getting started with the buttercream.
- Begin by heating up egg whites and sugar in a bowl placed over a simmering pan of water. Preferably use a metal bowl or a plastic bowl. Make sure that the bowl doesn't touch the pan's bottom. Once it’s heated to 60ºC, whip the mixture until stiff peaks form. I used my Kitchen Aid (paddle attachment) for this. Add the butter-cubes, one by one, until each cube gets mixed into the meringue. After all the butter has been added mix until smooth and creamy then add dulce de leche.
- Fill a piping bag with the frosting and pipe away your cupcakes. Sprinkle some cocoa on top and you're all done.
- Best served room temperated.
Waking up early definitely has its perks. I manage to get so many things and chores done, and I even find time to relaxing. Feeling productive is a great feeling for me! Anyway, here is how I made these scones the other day, don’t they just look yum?
For 8 scones you will need:
- 4 dl flour
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 2 pinches of salt
- 50 g butter
- 2 dl milk
1. Heat oven to 250°C.
2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Add butter into the flour mixture, use a fork to work the butter into the mixture. Add milk and stir everything into a sticky dough.
3. With a spoon place 8 pieces of dough on a plate with baking paper on. Sprinkle some flour on top and cut an X in the middle of the scones. Bake in the oven 8-10 minutes.
4. Serve with: butter, cheese, and marmalade. We also ate the scones with salami, bell pepper, and cucumber.
Yet another Saturday has almost passed, but not before we sit down in front of a good show snacking on everything from cheese to candy. Today has been alright. I’ve slightly updated my blog design while watching Friends marathon (season 1). Other than that, nothing special has been going on. We woke up around 10, I made waffles, and then I literally spent the day in the sofa. Tomorrow is Sunday, we’ll see if I can get even lazier or if I actually manage to do something productive. :-) Happy Saturday to you all! x
Don’t you just love a delicious and light dessert when it’s hot outside? I know I do. The other day when my brother and his girlfriend came to visit I did this merengue based cake called Pavlova! Apparently it got its name after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova as a tribute to her in Australia many years ago. This is my take on the recipe.
Have you tried Pavlova? If not, I hope you do because it’s really easy and soooo good! x