vrijdag 5 juni 2009

Come have some tea and cakes with me...

Please come in and have some tea and cakes with me. I had un unexpected harvest of the sweetest strawberry's and in the fridge there was still the buttercream that did'nt make it to the muffins on the baptism party.

Look at these strawberry's! Are'nt they gourgous? If only you could taste them.They are so sweet! Sweet strawberry's like these you never find in a store. I only have about 30 but how delicious they are. You just can taste the sun in them.
So I will bake you some fresh cakes and make you a nice cup of tea to go with it.

Don't you love these dainty small cupcakes. I have baked them in my new muffin tin and I know I will use that tin often since these small muffins give people the opportunity to taste different kind of muffins witout being stuffed after the first once.
I have decorated them with a bit of pink buttercreme and a small fondant flower and a little bit of my precious strawberry's.

Are'nt they pretty?? To pretty to eat??
No, please take one or no take two and enjoy!

Here is that fresh cup of tea for you. Mmmm, how lovely!
The recepie??
You think I would forget? I know you folks. You always want the recepie. I had prepared for that. Here we go. It is in grams but I am sure you can put a converter program on it.
This amount is for about 36 dainty small muffins or for about 14 bigger onces.

You need:
250 grams of plain flour
2 heaped soupspoons of real Dutch cocao powder
2,5 teaspoons of bakingpowder
1 ts of baking soda
1 egg
1 ts vanilla extract or a sachet of vanilla sugar
130 grams of fine caster sugar
100 grams of melted butter
250 gram of sour cream or plain yoghurt
75 ml of strong coffee

100 grams of butter or shortening ( you need a butter that gets hard when cold)
200 grams of icing sugar
a drop of food color if desired
few drops of vanilla extract or another flavour.

Mix the melted butter with the sugar and the vanilla extract. Mix well. Add the egg. Then you add the sour cream. Mix the flour with the sifted cacao powder, the baking powder and the baking soda and stirr in the butter/sugar mixture. Ad the cold coffee and stirr again.
The small muffins you bake 10 minutes and the bigger ones 20 to 25 minutes on 180° C.

For the buttercream simply mix the softened butter with the sifted icing sugar and the food coloring and vanilla
Let the muffins cool and decorate with a bit of the buttercream and a piece of strawberry and a sugared flower. I used a flower cut from a remnamt of fondant.

14 opmerkingen:

LiLi M. zei

Het feest houdt maar niet op hier! Wat een geweldige foto's! Allereerst natuurlijk van je kleindochter met haar trotse pappa en oma poes (!). Natuurlijk mag die van je schoondochter met haar grootste schat er ook zijn. Mmmm en ik zat natuurlijk ook te likkebaarden bij de foto's van het feest, maar niet getreurd; vandaag geef je alsnog een cupcake feestje voor degenen die vanwege het mooie weer eerder verstek lieten gaan. Ik heb gelijk trek gekregen...het is toch jammer dat er geen 'beam me up Scotty' service bij de blogs hoort...Fijn weekend!

Mary zei

What lovely and petite snacks. Each looks to be One Perfect Bite. Thank you for sharing them with us. Have a wonderful day and a great weekend.

Really Rainey zei

These would be adorable for a little girl tea party! Thanks for the idea!
Have a great week end!
~Really Rainey~

Joyce zei

These are so cute and I know I could eat 6 or more at one sitting. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

ButterYum zei

Totally delicious looking!!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha zei

What a pretty teaparty this is! Nice post.

honeysuckle zei

These are so dainty and I am sure delicious. I also have my own sweet strawberries and savor each one as I only get a few each day. They are a taste from heaven! Thanks

Anoniem zei

How lovely your cupcakes look, so perfect. The strawberries look great alone but even better with the cupcakes.

Gollum zei

Oh, these are absolutely beautiful-- art pastry. Delicious AND beautiful--it doesn't get any better than this! And your dishes in the background are beautiful, too.

XX 00

Nancy Jane zei

I love mini cakes and muffins! It's fun to taste one of each...

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer zei

Looks delicious! I hope you had a happy Foodie Friday and are having a great weekend ~ Susan

Puna zei

How adorable! And yes, I will have tea with you.

Mimi Sue zei

Great idea making them small. So much easier to eat. But I'd have to have 2 or 3 or maybe 4. They look delicious. Mimi

Kalianne@theBowerbird'sNest zei

Thank you for the tea and cakes! And the recipe too! Nothing beats garden fresh strawberries and buttercream, what a treat!
Have a wonderful weekend,