It was brilliant to have a a day off from cupcake orders yesterday and at last be able to try out a recipe from a cupcake book that Wendy gave me for my birthday – how did you guess I would be delighted with such a brilliant birthday gift Wendy? I opted for the pistachio and rosewater cupcakes as they sounded delicious and slightly exotic. The recipe in the book was for a flatter – more of a tart – type cake so I did adapt it to make these cupcakes. Really easy if you want to try these at home you could just add 5ml of rosewater and 50grams crushed pistachios to your vanilla cupcake mix and then do the same to either buttercream or cream cheese icing. They looked really pretty sprinkled with crushed pistachios. I promised myself I would taste only one of the batch yesterday but that plan went out the window as they were too delicious to have only one so I had 2 (2nd one was just to confirm that they were as tasty as I had initailly thought).
Half the batch went to Wendy to cheer her up after a couple of weeks of her feeling a bit ”green around the gills’. We sat together yesterday and thanks to her blogging expertise I now have a new really fancy looking blog. Please don’t be shy to comment on my blog or to subscribe or email me with comments or ideas.
Thanks Wendy for all your enthusiasm and help with my blog and thanks to all my followers – I am so chuffed to have reached the 4000 hits mark!