Hello! I’m still here, life has just been a bit hectic lately and I’ve had to get used to some changes. Everything has been broken up into three parts and I’m always watching the time for my College-Work-Life transition. Buuuut, I finally got around to investing time in a love of mine this weekend; Baking.
Taking time out from a busy schedule to spend on a hobby is a priority in my life. It’s not easy but occasionally it’s necessary. I guess you could say writing on this blog is a worthy time investment…
Anyway I’m not going to go on and on when this is clearly a recipe for cupcakes. Autumn is in full swing and that means apple trees are absolutely brimming with ripe red apples for picking. It’s like they’re screaming to be put in a pie.Well my mom made an apple pie last week so I wanted to try something different. With a bowl of freshly picked apples from our back garden, I got chopping.
Apple Cinnamon cupcakes
- 1 ½ cups of self-raising flour
- 1 cup of caster sugar
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup of butter and a dollop of olive oil
- 5 regular sized apples
- cinnamon spice
- Peel and chop the apples into cubes. Pop in a saucepan with a tablespoon of cinnamon and sugar and ¼ cup of water.
- Bring the apples to the boil and lower the temp. and let simmer for another 5 minutes.
- While the apples are stewing, whisk the sugar, eggs and butter/oil in a bowl and then sieve the flour into the mix. Add two tablespoons of cinnamon.
- Add an extra tablespoon of flour if it’s very runny. You want it to be a bit dry.
- Take the stewed apples off the heat and strain most of the juice, but not all.
- Add the apples to the mixture and stir with a spoon. It should be liquid-y.
- Spoon the mix into cupcake cases and pop into a pre-heated oven (190°C fan oven) for 15 minutes or until they’re done.
- Take out and cool and pipe or spread on vanilla icing. Sprinkle cinnamon on top to garnish and serve. Makes 11-12 depending on your choice of bun case.
Disclaimer: I’m not a professional baker, I just have enough experience that I don’t really touch a weighing scales so some of my measurements might be a bit off.