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Sunday, June 14, 2009

I refuse to spend the whole day in the kitchen!!!!

This is what I said yesterday and meant it too. What did I do today, I started at about 9 something this morning and didn't leave until about 6:30 p.m. Yea, there were breaks in between, but not long enough to enjoy sitting down and relaxing my body. You would think working in a bakery would help cure my need to be in the kitchen at home. Guess what, it doesn't!

Is there a clinic or rehab center to help with this addiction, this obsession, this love affair with food? If someone could point me in that direction I would gladly take the help or at least bake the doctors and nurses something to make them turn their head and give me a clean bill of "cured".

Today I made Herbed Cheese Bread and my inspiration came from my girlfriends suggestion and that darn Subway restaurant(I love that bread).

Then there was this meatless lasagna made with whole wheat pasta, not ricotta here. I can't stand that stuff in lasagna. I just mix eggs with grated parmesan cheese and it taste meaty and yummy. This went well with the bread.

Last, but certainly not least, we have Buttery Nipple cupcakes with Brown Sugar buttercream. The story starts last summer when all the neighbors went out to The Brass Bell and one of the neighbors who happens to be the DJ sent over some drinks. Well it was a Buttery Nipple, and boy was it good. For anyone who has never had one, it is a shot of Butterscotch Schnapps and then you pour(from the side) some Irish Cream Liqueur into it.
As I was looking through Crazy about Cupcakes by Krystina Castella, I came across her Irish Cream Cupcakes recipe and made a few changes to it. Instead of 1 1/3 cups of Irish Cream, I put 2/3 cup and added 2/3 cup Butterscotch Schnapps and I used half all purpose flour and half cake flour.
For the buttercream I used Martha Stewart's recipe for Brown Sugar buttercream from her Baking Handbook. It was a perfect pair since butterscotch is made with brown sugar.


Veronica Miller said...

That meal looks sooooooo good. I'd slap you too if you were closer! hahaha! I love the idea of those cupcakes. Were they as fabulous as they sound?

Deeva said...

Yes that flavor was so good!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE butterscotch schnapps! I made an opera cake with it once. And that lasagna sounds so yummy. I'm not a huge fan of ricotta either. =/

Anonymous said...

WOW! I love the cupcakes!!!!!!!!!!!!
The cheese bread... OMG
Is there a recipe in there somewhere?
I hear ya on the food obsession, it's quite interesting, i have it BAD..