Friday, October 22, 2010

Well, this is the last celebration birthday post and I really knew I had to do a recipe.  I was hoping to do a couple but the kidlets have both had viruses and been off school so I'm afraid it's only one. Pumpkin muffins are on the back burner.
Anyway I decided to go for something seasonal and these gorgeous moist cupcakes would work really well as a dessert served warm.

150g butter
100g caster sugar
50g soft brown sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
150g SR flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 baking apple - peeled, cored, cooked and pureed
1/2 baking apple - peeled, cored and chopped into small cubes
Pre-heat the oven to 200 or 175 fan.
Cream together the sugars and butter, then  add the eggs and vanilla. Sift over the flour and cinnamon and fold in. Fold in both the apple puree and chopped apple. Spoon the batter in a 12 portion cupcake tray and bake for 12 -15 mins. 
Roll out the pastry and cut out shapes.  I also cut a thin slice of eating apple cut a shape out of this and pressed it into the pastry before it was cooked.  Place on a baking tray brush with cream and sprinkle on sugar.  Bake for 5-15 mins depending on the size of your shape.
Serve warm with whipped cream and pastry.


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