Ok, here’s a super quick and easy way to put together Pavlova Nests. Not so much a recipe but an idea if you need to whip up a quick and easy dessert. Continue reading article
Jenny and I were so excited! We made our very first tiramisu and although it wasn’t that hard there was a bit of pride in our work. But that pride and joy did not last long.
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Cookie Monster Cupcakes will be the hit of your party. They look cool and everyone wants to take photos of them. Next time I’ll try and make Oscar the Grouch and Elmo cupcakes!!!
It’s so easy to make these. Just make any flavour cupcake then time to decorate.
1. Cut a slit for the mouth
2. Spread on some blue icing (use food colouring with cream cheese icing)
3. sprinkle on some long blue sprinkles on top of the icing – make sure to cover most of the icing because I think it looks better (blue sprinkles found at your local cake shop)
4. Use some fondant icing for the eyes (found at your local cake shop)
5. And for the final touch use some chocolate chip cookies to place it in the slit you cut in the cupcake for Cookie Monster’s mouth.
That’s it! But make sure you leave plenty of time to put these together as it takes time to make the eyes, you need to let the cupcakes cool before icing them and then presentation is always good when you take your time.
* 2 cups plain flour
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 cup powdered milk
* 125g butter
* 1 large tbs peanut butter (add more if desired)
1. Sift the flour and place into a large pot on medium heat (no oil or butter required) and stir constantly for 10-15 minutes or until the flour starts to turn light brown.
2. Transfer flour into a large bowl and add the milk powder and sugar and combine together
3. Melt the butter and mix with peanut butter
4. Add butter mixture into to the flour mixture and combine until it forms a light damp sand texture
5. Using a polvoron molder tool (ask your filipino friends mum where to get one) scoop the mixture and then rub against the side of the bowl until nice and firm.
6. Pop the polvoron out from the molder tool onto some square pieces of tissue paper (Japanese paper) and wrap it like a candy or pop it straight into your mouth (you don’t have to wrap it up but it’s always a treat to open it up like a candy)
Here’s a few pictures that follow the method above.
Things I learnt:
* If the mixture falls apart easily in the molded form or when wrapping, add more butter until it becomes more firm
* If the flour isn’t turning light brown, be patient, you’ll get there.
* Although it’s a very easy dessert/treat to make, it’s a tedious task of molding the polvoron and wrapping it up
* I love polvoron, so I doubled the ingredients and made plenty to share!