Tomorrow is a friend at work’s birthday and she had a special request for PUMPKIN CUPCAKES. I found a recipe I think is good on Martha Stewart’s website. The cream cheese frosting, (which I made for the very first time) is from a cupcake recipe book I got at Christmas Tree Shops a while back.
Yes… I have a shelf in the cupboard for my baking ingredients. I take up two shelves and my wonderful roommates (a lovely couple) only take up one between the two of them. I bought the wrong oats though, we’ll see how this goes.
But don’t have enough ingredients to make anything I want to bake. I’ve been baking a lot lately, leaving me with a shortage on some essentials. I need to go food shopping… er rather baked goods ingredients shopping.
I tend to not share recipes on my blog for copyright reasons (of all the things to care about… I know) but I am posting this recipe because it’s on the side of the wheat flower bag that I bought from Trader Joe’s (so it’s kind of already out there) and I think it’s a really good recipe.
2 cups of white whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 cup of brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
1 cup of softened butter or margarine (I used unsalted butter)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 package of semi-sweet chocolate chips (I had different sized packages, so I just put in how much I felt was needed.. and I made these twice already and used milk chocolate one of the times, just a different sweetness)
Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine flour, salt and baking soda in bowl and set aside. Combine brown sugar, granulated sugar, softened butter or margarine and vanilla and beat until creamy. Add eggs and beat. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and chopped nuts. Drop mixture by rounded teaspoonfulls onto non-greased cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Yields approximately 24 cookies.
Sometimes we make mistakes, and sometimes we make mistakes.
I had another baking boo boo tonight. I was making (what is probably my favorite recipe for) honey chai cupcakes something went wrong. I kind of spaced out while measuring and then thought I checked and fixed it but then the thickness was weird at the end so I tried to improvise even though I don’t understand the science in baking. I was making cupcakes to bring to a friend’s birthday celebration tomorrow night, but now I’m out of cupcake liners and it’s 10:30 and I have work tomorrow morning. That’s what I get for night baking when I’m a little tired.
The batter was yummy, so at least I got to enjoy that. But now I have nothing to bring to the party.
I like having time to bake on the weekend, and reasons or places, rather, to share my baked goods. I’ve had a lot going on this weekend but still tried to squeeze in some good baking time. I had a show last night and originally I just made cupcakes, but I had a little extra time in my day and decided to whip up a batch of cookies as well. I am thinking of making a version of the Chocolate Walnut Brownie cookies for my Tumblr Eat Up buddy. The recipe I used can be found here.