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Friday, August 19, 2011

Horchata Cupcakes

                                           Horchata Cupcakes

.Horchata Cupcakes

makes 24 cupcakes / 350 degree oven 20 minutes
1 stick butter
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup horchata (you can purchase this at most burritos shops, ask for no ice)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 large egg whites
In one bowl whisk together all dry ingredients except sugar. In another bowl add vanilla to Horchata. In a third bowl blend butter until smooth and soft,

add sugar and beat for 3 minutes. Add dry and wet ingredients in thirds alternating and mixing in between each. In another bowl whip egg whites until soft peaks form, fold egg whites in to batter.

Scoop in to cupcake forms.
2 sticks butter, soft
1/2 cup fresh horchata
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
8 cups confectioner’s sugar
 Blend sticks of butter until softened, add sugar 2 cups at a time, when you are halfway through adding your sugar, add in Horchata and vanilla. Add remaining sugar and frost cupcakes.

Marshmallow Fondant Flowers
1 bag of mini marshmallows
2 tablespoons of water
1 2lbs bag of confection sugar
 a little bit of corn starch and some shortening
In a large microwave safe bowl combine marshmallows and water. Microwave on high for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir, if marshmallows are not melting, continue to microwave 30 seconds at a time, until they are melted.

Start to add sugar one cup at a time and mix. Continue to do this until you can't mix it anymore and then pull the ball out on to a surface that has been covered in corn starch.

 Grease your hand up with shortening, and start to knead the fondant and continue to add sugar until it is elastic, but not gummy. You can then wrap it and put it in the fridge. When you go to work with it, you can add water to soften it, and sugar to make it more dry, you also will have to knead it for some time after leaving it in the fridge. Keeping what you are not working with wrapped in plastic wrap helps keep it moist.

When purchasing Horchata.
 Ask for no ice, and make sure to get it the same day, it's not the same when left over night in the fridge.horchata will be writing it down and asking for the recipe. I always hit an "El Famous Burrito" or some place like it, to pick up a large cup of horchata. Rest assure that even people who have never heard of pleasers is a Mexican drink. It's a sweet rice water with a little kick of cinnamon. Even if you have never had it, these cupcakes are always my biggest crowd Horchata


TayandAlisBaker said...

I made these cupcakes this weekend and they were a hit!!!! Everyone loved them including my 2 1/2 year old who kept passing by and saying mom you have a yummy cupcake shop!!!

Rachel said...

I made these yesterday and everyone loved them!! I just read the recipe for your apple cider cupcakes... Sounds amazing!!

Anonymous said...

I looove horchata and I plwn on making these!! Congratulations on your blog site. Kaffedrikke