Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cupcake EsCUPades

So, no recipes today... But an example of experimentation... As we all know, cup cakes are awesome! (Except when enterprising persons unknow turn them into Cup Cake Cakes) Recently I've been trying to create new and exciting Cup Cake flavours...

Left: Afghan Cup Cakes, Top Right: ChocoCaramel, Bottom Right: Lemon, Honey, Nutmeg.
I have yet to create a perfect result, which is why I'm not posting a recipe today, but I think it's important to document the process!

The cake part of both the ChocoCaramel and L, H, N cupcakes turned out well. As always, I've dramatically decreased the sugar (not that you'd notice...) and slightly decreased the butter. However, with cupcakes, when you decrease the butter you've gotta increase the milk by a tablespoon or two so as not to let the mixture get too dry. The icing on both these cup cakes, though was a FAIL. Well, not so much in the case of the ChocoCaramels - it tasted good and looks Okaaay... But I personally perfer my cupcakes with buttercream, and because this icing is prepared hot that fluffy texture just isn't possible. Also, those puppies were sweet! The L, H, N cupcakes, on the other hand, tasted Okay, but looked DISGUSTING - in an effort to get an extreme lemon hit in I overdid the juice and the icing separated! Not too sweet was a plus though!

The most recent, Afghan cupcakes, were me trying to improve on the famous cookies (heresay, I know...). However, as I feared the cornflakes, without the dryness of cookie batter went a little soggy. I think that the answer to this one would be to put the walnuts IN the cupcake and the cornflakes ON the cup cakes to retain that all-important CRUNCH, as you can see from the photo (and I'm rather proud of that one...) we didn't have any walnuts, so I'm already testing out the cornflake on top theory!

And that's it for today, my lovelies... Has anyone else experimented with cupcake and wanting to share? You should invite yourself over and we can have a cupcake party!


Monday, February 14, 2011

Delicious, Sustaining Protien Pancakes

Delicious AND Nutritious! (Sorry... I couldn't resist...)

Right, now that my interwebs are up and running... I hope to be back with a vengence! This is a recipe I've wanted to put up for y'all for a while now, and it's the second to last one from last year's flat ever to be posted!

Protien-Packed Pancakes. These are pretty neat because they're filling, sustaining, essentially sugar-free (before tinned peaches and maple syrup, at least...) and PANCAKES! My second favourite food after spinach and before ice-cream...

It is, I believe, the addition of protien-rich cottage cheese which makes this delicious breakfast so sustaining. The oats add fibre, and the addition of fruit sweetness and flavour. One batch will feed my boyfriend and me for 2-3 breakfasts depending on how hungry we are!

With the traditional maple syrup and tinned peach combo...

Recipe follows >>>

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Dear Blog,

I missed you.

Love from Kat.


So - the new flat AKA "Shirley Temple" or "Hogwarts on Shirley" depending on who you're asking is finally, finally connected to the interwebs! Thank you Vodafone! *glares at Telstra Clear*

As such, I'm baaack! And looking forward to getting back into my blogging shenanigans, I've taken loads of photos and have heaps to show y'all so keep checking back to see if there's anything new in StudyFoodLand..