Monthly Archives: January 2014

Apricot and Pistachio cupcakes with rose buttercream

I had one of those days when I said to myself “I just want some cake”. OK, I say that to myself most days. But most of the time I resist and have something to drink (because most of the time when we feel hungry we’re actually thirsty) like apple and blackcurrant squash which seems to distract my mind away from cake. Other times I whip up some plain old sponge cakes, or some slightly unseasonal mince pies with the leftover mince meat. This time, I saw apricots and pistachios. I tried out a basic recipe with them just chucked in, they were OK, nothing spectacular and a little dry. But I loved the flavour combination, so I tried again. Here’s what happened.

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White Chocolate and Vanilla Fudge

Hang on, white chocolate and vanilla fudge?! That is neither cake nor dairy free, what’s going on?! You’re right, fudge is possibly as far from dairy free as you can get, it’s dairy full. But my boyfriend loves fudge, and loves white chocolate. So I put the left over cream for Christmas and some of the mountain of white chocolate he’s been given together to make one tasty treat just for him.

Cakeykate's vanilla white chocolate fudge

While I’m at it, I’ll also fill you in on where I’ve been for the last few weeks. We took Jefferson our lovely not so little kitten home to my parent’s house for Christmas. Cats don’t really like moving, but he coped with it like a pro, and was thoroughly pampered for a couple of weeks. And of course, I did some baking.  Continue reading

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