Dedicated this morning to making tiramisu cupcake – I knowww I wanted to do it yesterday but I got too tired after cooking.
Oh I forgot to add, I’ve dipped strong coffee into the cupcake before laying on the cream. The result? I’m all creamed out – too much licking of the cream along the way! (Also tasted a cupcake or two – for damage limitation!)
I used the recipe from Martha Stewart’s website> – isn’t all her stuff cute and pretty? – and figured I could rely on her to give me a good recipe. A few pressure points though (eseh! cakap macam in Junior Masterchef! :P):
1. The recipe doesn’t give the exact measurements – 1 1/4 cups of flour?? What cup should I use? I’ve got variety of different size of cups on my shelf…. * garu kepala*
2. The oven temperature is said to be 325 degrees. Err, I’ve never used anything above 180 degree. So I brought it up to 240 degree (too scared to notch it up higher). I’m supposed to leave it for 20 minutes but by 15 minutes, it was getting brown – and not golden nice brown but will-burn-if-I-leave-longer burn.
3. And the most important, do not overbeat the heavy cream or else the frosting will be grainy. It even says so in the recipe! But of course, I mixed the cream a bit too long.
4. I’m supposed to use marsala wine as part of the coffee syrup. But firstly, what’s marsala wine? And of course I wont put any alcohol in but…. will marsala powder do? (Bimbo qs kah tu?) Well, anyway I opted out of any form of marsala. It tasted good anyway!
The verdict? Mascarpone cheese is just delightful – it’s soft and light, I don’t know why I’ve never used it before! The recipe has a lot of different elements to it – having different mixtures before putting it together and having to heat some stuff first. Usually I aim for simpler recipes – I love recipes from Hummingbird cake book because you just add up all the ingredients and then put it in the oven.
The only problem now is – who shall I share the cupcakes (26 of them!) with aside from M?
ps. Uhhhhh to clean the kitchen and do the washing up now 😦 The only thing I don’t like about baking/cooking!