Thursday, September 23, 2010
Nigella's Lavender Cupcakes~
I have Lavender in my gardens and I love it~I love watching it..I love it's shape,it's scent..the way it sways in the wind..the way it feels when I brush my hands against it..the way the perfume lingers,the way it always reminds me of Provence~Oh..and Bleu Lavande..
I tried Nigella's little cupcakes~ Easy to melt in your mouth♥
I had the Lavender sugar~ I had Lavender~ And I had Lavender food coloring~ And Lavender sugar flowers~ All set~
1 cup self-rising flour
1/2 cup very soft unsalted butter
7 tablespoons lavender sugar, sifted
2 large eggs
Few tablespoons milk
For the icing
9 ounces instant royal icing
Violet icing color
Handful of real lavender stalks
Preheat oven to 400~
Cream butter and sugar ..add eggs one at a time..then the flour and pinch of salt..
Add 1-2 tbsps of milk to get a nice consistency..
Put in little cupcake papers in the tins and bake 15-20 mins..
Let Cool..Ice..and decorate w/ real little flowers or the sugar ones~
Pretty little things:)I made 10 so they were puffier ..Make 12 and they should be flat and the icing will be like a coat of pretty Lavender paint.
See the note addressed to La Madame De La Gazette?
We get the newspaper delivered 7 days a week..6 days a week..it's in the garden..by the road..behind the car.. sometimes in a puddle..
It's a different person ..I know..Because it's in the Gazette box:)
How nice is that?
She really is devoted...and conscientious..I wanted to thank her.. so I tied a little bouquet of Lavender w/ a note and left it in the Gazette box as a surprise~I appreciate her~
Footnote~ Since I prepared my draft for this post..The newspaper has stopped publishing on Sundays..A few Sundays ago was the last issue..I am so glad I told her what I was thinking..before it was too late..
Another reminder for me to say things sooner than later~Good things~