Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Victoria Sponge Cupcakes

I really wasn't going to put this recipe up.  To me it was good and all but nothing special.  Well I guess my taste buds must be messed up because I had one friend request it and this is all that is left after Doug got to them.  There were 7 ot 8 to begin with.

Recipe courtesy of My Baking Addiction

12oz softened butter
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cup self-rising flour or regular flour plus 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp warm water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup raspberry jam or any other stiff jam
Powdered sugar for dusting

Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 400 degrees.  Grease and flour a 12 cup muffin tin.  Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Starting and ending with an egg, alternate adding eggs and flour, beating until each is thoroughly incorporated.  Beat in water and vanilla until just incorportated.  Spoon two heaping tablespoons of batter into each cup followed by 1 teaspoon of jam (do not stir jam to loosen).  Top with 1 heaping tablespoon of batrer, spreading to ensure jam is fully covered.  Bake until golen brown about 15 min.  Remove and let cool a couple of minutes and then turn out onto a cooling rack.  Dust with powdered sugar when ready to eat.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

My favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe!

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 ¼ C sugar
1 ¼ C brown sugar
1 ½ C butter
2 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
4 ¼ C flour
2 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
2 pkg. Chocolate chips

Cream together sugars and butter. Beat in vanilla and eggs, then add four, baking soda and salt. Stir in the chocolate chips. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 375* for 8-10 min.

Courtesy of Pillsbury