Monday, 1 April 2013

Fun with (some of) the cousins

My sister is here with her lovely family and we're having so much fun with them. Here are some photos....


Cupcakes of awesomeness

I'm worried I'll forget how to make these little beauties if I don't write  the recipe down now! 

Adapted from this great food blog. 

  • 1 1/2 cups (170g) whole almonds (or almond meal)
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 3/4 cup (70g) desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 2tbsp ground chia seeds
  • 4 eggs
  • approx 50mL of milk (dairy free if you'd prefer)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150g butter (or nuttelex if making dairy free), melted + 50g rice bran oil
  • Frozen raspberries to put on top (1/2 to 1 cup)
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. 

Put almonds in blender / food processor and grind until fine. Add eggs, oil / butter mix first, then other ingredients except raspberries. If using a Blendtec blender, pulse a few times then run "batters and sauces" cycle. If using a food processor, process until it makes a smooth batter. 

Pour into lined muffin tin and bake approx 25 mins. 

My mix made 16 normal sizepd cucakes and 12 mini cupcakes.