Because stressed is just desserts spelled backwards
That I have had a series of altogether stressful weeks is not news to those of you who follow my other blog. Its a number of things that have all descended on me at once. And somewhere its left me desperate for some soulfood. Pardon the pun, but what I’m really craving is things for my soul. Peace quiet stillness certainty support and togetherness. And it is all eluding me right now.
But desperate times, call for desperate measures. And here’s what I discovered:
- They were right when they said DESSERTS is STRESSED upside down
- Muffin-tops are more than just overgrown love handles
- This scene in Julie and Julia could’ve been me
I was in Bombay this past weekend and use the opportunity of being in a big city to hunt for some baking ware that I wouldn’t find here in Goa. Anand was kind enough to take me to his haunt, Arife, in Bandra. And I was like a child in a candy store. I came back with a ton of stuff including two muffin trays. I’ve spent the last few days looking for the right recipe and I’ve seen puhllllenty of them. But when I saw this one, I just knew it was perfect to break in my muffin trays with.
Once again, please excuse the horrid photo. It pains me to put up iPhone photos, but this was a milestone moment and I had to share it. Blame it on the shitty day, followed by my sudden urge to bake cupcakes post sundown, on a day when the husband is travelling on work. I have resolved to repeat them one weekend, in perfect afternoon sunlight, and get the husband to shoot them. Maybe then, I will frost them perfectly too!
But don’t be fooled by how plain they look, the cupcakes taste divine. They are perfectly fluffy and moist and I imagine they will be awesome warmed, halved and had with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. If that isn’t comfort food, I don’t know what is.
What I loved about the recipe:
- It didn’t use eggs! (which I only realised when I actually started putting the batter together)
- It took precisely 15 minutes to put the batter together, and from there it was just about filling the liners and getting them into the oven
- It seems like it would adapt very easily with peanut butter too
- It said I would get 12 cupcakes, but I ended up with 24. WIN!
So go try them. Kristin’s recipe is winner. One I will go back to again and again. And again.