It’s a truth, pretty widely acknowledged around this library service, at least, that librarians love to cook.
And bake, BBQ, braise and blend. Slice, simmer, steam and sauté. Then eat, devour, savour and relish.
Or, at the very least, ogle recipe books.
So let’s take it to streets and find out what’s cooking on the Gold Coast….
White Chocolate Mud Cupcakes
Joy, from the Library’s Admin Branch, whipped up a quick batch of these little beauties to celebrate two colleagues’ birthdays. To do the same, put
- 80g white chocolate
- 125 g butter
- half a cup of milk and
- 1 cup of sugar in a saucepan over low heat until the chocolate is melted and the sugar dissolved.
Set aside to cool for 15 minutes.
- half a cup of self-raising flour and
- half a cup of plain flour into a mixing bowl.
- Make a well and add an egg and the melted ingredients.
Spoon into cupcake papers and bake in a 150 degrees Celsius fan-forced oven for 30 minutes, if making large cupcakes, or 25 minutes for small ones. Put the oven to 170 degrees if it’s not got a fan.
When cool, ice with a simple butter icing.
If you love making cupcakes you will adore The Crabapple Bakery cupcake cookbook by Jennifer Graham. The cakes are divine and the icing recipes are magnificent.