|Two lavender cupcakes and a cup of coffee,|
a perfect treat after an afternoon baking!
The Muffins are old family favourites, my sons would sometimes bake them as a treat during the weekend when they were teenagers. As you can see they are full of really healthy ingredients!!!
Snickers and Peanut-Butter Muffins. Doesn't the name tell you all! You can find the recipe in "How to be a Domestic Goddess", by Nigella Lawson, page 218.
The Chocolate Cupcakes were from Vanessa's book, Prepped. Vanessa uses her own lavender sugar, and I hope to make some in the summer as I have a couple of lovely lavender bushes in my Breton garden. However this time I used the Cook's Ingredients Lavender Sugar from Waitrose. (I have just checked, if you haven't a Waitrose near you, it is available on line.)
Vanessa's recipe suggests a delicious sounding Lavender Cream, however, as the cakes were to last a few days, I decorated them with a simple Chocolate Glace Icing, using cocoa, icing sugar and warm water. The cakes were very tasty, but perhaps had a little too much lavender for children to enjoy, so next time I bake them I will probably use 1/2 lavender sugar, and 1/2 vanilla sugar.
|Three Snicker Bars!.. and Peanut Butter...Yum! Yum!|
|Lavender Sugar, Cocoa and other scrumptious ingredients|
|The finished cupcakes...|
|I think I'll try one of each!|