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03.16.12

Friday Fare… Irish Coffee Cupcake.

via Martha Stewart

 

It’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend and everyone has their favorite way of getting their green on! If given the choice between the traditional corned beef and cabbage chased down with an ice-cold green beer, or something sweet and creamy, I would take the latter every time.  Between searching for the perfect four leaf-clover and chasing that elusive pot of gold this weekend, why not bake up a batch of these and save some extra frosting for your cup of Irish Coffee.

Ingredients

  • For the Cupcakes

    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup boiling water
    • 2 tablespoons instant-espresso powder
    • 1/4 cup whole milk
    • 1 stick unsalted butter,

      room temperature

    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
    • 2 large eggs
  • For the Frosting

    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
    • 1 tablespoon whiskey
    • Instant-espresso powder, for dusting

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make the cupcakes: Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Pour water over espresso powder; let cool. Combine espresso with milk. Beat butter and granulated and brown sugars with a mixer on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with espresso-milk mixture, beginning and ending with flour (batter may look broken).
  2. Fill 15 cups (of two 12-cup muffin tins) three-quarters full. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the centers comes out clean, 20 to 22 minutes. Let cool; turn out cupcakes from tins.
  3. Make the frosting: Whisk together cream and confectioners’ sugar until medium peaks form. Add whiskey; whisk until slightly stiff peaks form.
  4. Top each cupcake with 2 tablespoons frosting; dust with espresso powder.

Martha Stewart Living, March 2010

12.21.11

Home for the Holidays.

As Santa wishes he said “No” to those last few cookies, tightens his belt, and gets ready to slide down chimney’s far and wide, we’re taking an easier approach and simply opening our front doors to welcome in friends and family this holiday season. Here we offer some of our favorites decorated for the holidays. Welcome in and enjoy!

 

via Traditional Home

 

via Pinterest

 

via Traditional Home

 

via Canadian House & Home

 

via Martha Stewart

 

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12.19.11

Monday Mosaic – Happy Hanukkah.

L to R: Tempo Imperial White, Weave Water Blend, Studio Moderne Calacata Trousdale Hex, Chelsea Art Glass Winter Sea,Vintage Glass Denim Lustre, and Weave White

12.16.11

Friday Fare – Nighty Nights.

For our first “Friday Fare” we thought we’d share a super simple, yet elegant Christmas treat. These just couldn’t be easier to make and taste just as good as they look.

Nighty Nights

2 egg whites
2/3 c. white sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 cup good quality chocolate bits

Set oven to 350 degrees. With wire whip or beater, whip egg whites until foamy. Then adding sugar, a little at a time, beat until stiff. Fold in vanilla, chocolate bits and nuts.
Line a large ungreased cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Place spoonfuls of cookie batter on foil fairly close together (they will not grow).
Place in oven on 2nd rack

from top and than shut oven off.
Leave in overnight (do not peek). In morning remove from oven. Store in air tight container.

Happy Holidays!

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