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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Blueberry Cup cakes

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IMG_9151My daughter has an inherent interest in cooking. Whenever I am doing some research for a recipe, she always hangs around “contributing” in whatever way she can. Which mostly involves fetching stuff.

One day she expressed the desire to make something from scratch. Cooking is in general a not very child friendly activity. However, baking in general is safe until the last step where a grown up can easily help, putting in and taking stuff out of the oven. So I gave her a recipe for making cup-cakes and she made the whole thing on her own (with help operating the oven). It came out really really well. Some of our friends who came visiting right after couldn’t even believe that the little one had made them.

Ingredients

  • 1and 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

Procedure

Pre heat oven at 350F.

In a mixing bowl mix butter and sugar till they are fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and beat till the mixture is light and smooth.

In another bowl whisk flour with baking powder. Add this dry mixture to the butter mixture in three intervals. If you feel the batter is too hard you can add little milk to it.

Add vanilla extract and blue berries and fold in.

Line cup cake tray with cup cake liner and pour the batter in with an ice cream scoop. The cups should be half filled as the batter will rise.

Bake it for 15 to 20 minutes.

Take it out and enjoy.

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