Sunday, May 16, 2010

Lavender Lemon Zest Cupcake


















Mmmmm...the aroma of these lavender-ness is still in air...beautiful fragrance and using them in cupcakes makes them different from others. I would like to thank Kristy of My Little Space for sharing her bag of lavender with me. * must give her a big hug for her generousity in sharing her goodies with me when I get to meet her one day *. It is hard to get them in Ipoh. I tried them out and to my surprised they turn out great. Will be baking more of these lavender goodness tonight :) Added in some lemon zest and it was even more aromatic. Great combo... lavender with a slight tangy taste cuppies will lift your spirit up especially mine...been feeling blue these days...actually a mixture of happiness and sadness........but these little cuppies did cheer me up :) especially with a cup of hot Apple Fruit Tea from Turkey :) This truly soothes my present mood...

Lavender has a subtle fragrance that will soothe your nerves and having them in your cakes make your day.  This edible dried lavender has a subtle scent and before using them it is best to leave them in the caster sugar for a week and let the fragrant goes into the sugar , just like making vanilla sugar. I find that lemon zest goes well lavender and truly it will give you the ommph needed. It is so refreshing and eating them makes me feel like I am having a picnic in a lavender field :)  I dream of seeing one though :p

















edible dried lavender flowers...thanks Kristy for these...* she sent to me by post :)

















looovee it.....

















lemony and lavender scented cuppies waiting to be devoured....

















testing out the depth of field with a point and shoot cam....good ???


I know I need a DSLR but too expensive for me.....so have to make
good with a Canon point and shoot one...someone told me that I can get
the depth of field even using just a point and shoot cam....
so I am still trying my best to capture the depths :p

















I sprinkle icing sugar on top for a more delectable finish :))

















one more shoot before I call it a day :)
that's why I needed more space for my blogging to accomodate
for my food photograpy....bear with me ya  :))



Lavender Lemon Zest Cupcake

Ingredients:

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp dried lavender - mixed with the sugar
8 tbsp butter - room temperature
2 eggs - grade A
1 cup all purpose flour
1 - 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 -4 tbsp low fat milk
1/2  tbsp lemon zest

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 180 C and line your muffin tin with liners.
2. Place sugar and lavender flowers in a food processor and process about a minute.
3. Place the lavender sugar in a mixing bowl and mix with butter on low speed until just combined. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat the two together until ligh and fluffy.
4. Add the eggs and beat well after each additions.
5. Fold in the flour into the mixture and then add the milk, vanilla extract and lemon zest. Mix until combined.
6. Spoon the batter into the paper liners and bake for 18 -20 mins.


Enjoy and have a great Sunday...Bye... I am leaving for church now...c ya :)





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10 comments:

  1. They look so pretty...I still have some lavender in the pantry...might just give these moist cupcakes a chance.

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  2. Angie...lavender in your pantry...you can use them in your cuppies...great scent for cuppies :))

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  3. Elin, these cupcakes look really yummy! I have my lavender in sugar for over a month. Still haven't think of anything special to try with them. Pam asked me to keep some in my wardrobe! Aiyo..so sayang to use up like that! hahaha.... I should try some baking with them soon. I need that 'click', you know! Otherwise, it's a waste! Hope you'll enjoy your day with your girl! More ((hugs)) & kisses!
    Blessings, Kristy

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  4. Kristy...thanks for dropping by...haha lavender in your sugar sounds great. With the remaining lavender I will do the same, leave them in sugar for the next cake making. Great scent. Thanks Kristy. Yup I practically hugs her every minute I am back from work. Gosh, I will miss her much :(

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  5. Hi Elin, so nice to see your new site. And seeing your goodies make me drooling. My niece from Australia also brought me some lavender and now I know what to do with it. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Simply Life...welcome to my dessert and bakes haven :)

    Anncoo...ohh how sweet of your neice...do try using them in your cuppies...make sure you crush the lavender before using...it gives a very fragrant scent that makes your cuppies great. I love it!

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  7. I love the sound of this! perfect for summer.

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  8. lavender cupcakes so just incredible....wow...thanks for sharing!

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  9. Girl Foodie...you should try this cuppies with lavender...beautiful !

    Chef Dennis...you are welcome :)

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