In the month of August I did some baking, after a very long time. Not much, just a bit; but it was really nice to be able to set aside some time for a much neglected hobby.
At the beginning of the month, I baked Apple and Cinnamon Muffins from Nigella Lawson’s Kitchen.
The recipe called for either spelt or plain flour. I don’t think spelt is available in India and since I wanted it to be as healthy as possible, I contemplated using whole wheat flour. But I wasn’t sure what the result would be, so I thought who better to ask and I tweeted Nigella.
Guess what – NIGELLA LAWSON REPLIED TO MY TWEET!
Like I needed any more reasons to love this lady!
It took me a week to get down to the actual baking and I made the last minute executive decision to use half wholewheat and half plain flour. As with all the Nigella recipes I have tried, the muffins too turned out great.
A couple of weeks later, I did something that I have never done before – bake on my birthday! Since it was a Saturday, my 4-year old son was at home and he helped me bake Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Icing, a recipe I found on kidspot.com.au and altered a bit.
This is one of the easiest recipes I have come across and the cupcakes are really delicious.
Here is my modified version of the recipe: Continue reading “What I baked in August”