Last Rolo Cupcakes
Do you love anyone enough to give them your last Rolo? If the answer is yes, then these cupcakes are for you! Hurry - you still have time to make them before tomorrow!
Makes 12 cupcakes
Preparation time 15 minutes plus 15 minutes baking and cooling time
112g (4oz) marg or softened butter
112g(4oz) caster sugar
2 large eggs
85g (3oz) self raising flour, sifted
30g(1oz) cocoa, sifted
280g(10oz) icing sugar, sifted
125g(4 1/2 oz) butter, softened
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
sugar hearts for decoration
Pre heat the oven to 180oC/350F/Gas Mark 4. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and floffy. Add the eggs, one at a time to the cream mixture, whisking after each addition. If the mixture begins to curdle, add a spoonful of flour. Add the remaining flour and cocoa to the mixture and fold in gently. Place 12 cupcake cases in a bun tray and place a spoonful of the cake mixture into each case. Add a rolo to the centre of each and cover with a little more cake mixture, ensuring that the rolo is covered. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes until they spring back then touched. You may wish to turn the tray half way through cooking to ensure that they all cook evenly. Leave the cakes to cool completely before decorating. For the icing, add the icing sugar, butter, milk and vanilla essence to a bowl and mix until light and creamy. If the mixture is too soft add a little more icing sugar, If it is too stiff add a little more milk. Pipe the icing on to the cooled cupcakes in large swirls and decorate with the sugar hearts.
Reaching the final of Masterchef 2007 was a rollercoaster of emotion, with huge highs and lows, but I loved every minute and learnt a huge amount. I owe a great deal to John and Gregg who had faith in my ability when I did not believe in myself. Since competing on the programme my life has changed considerably. I now write cookery columns for two magazines, give cookery demonstrations and am just working on my 13th cook book - unlucky number for some but not for me!!! I love all forms of country cooking, using seasonal and locally sourced produce. This blog is to enable me to share with you a few of my recipes and baking ideas. Enjoy Hannah xxxx