Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Couple of quick and easy recipes and a really neat video

Want a quick dessert that takes no time at all to put together.

Make cupcakes, use a packet mix.  Cut a small scoop of cake out of the top of the cupcake (see photo). 
Fill in the hole with half a teaspoon of jam and top with a bit of frosting.  I like the Betty Crocker whipped frosting.  Cut the scoop of cake into two and place on top of the cupcake.  Sieve icing/powdered sugar over the top and place a small piece of glace cherry or a spot of red icing in the middle of the "wings."
Butterfly buns or Fairy cakes are a standard cake in Britain.

I made a quick bean salad the other day.  Hey why not it was minus goodness knows what, so why not make salad on the coldest day of the year!!!

Bean Salad


Can of mixed beans
1/2 green pepper chopped
1/4 red onion chopped
dash olive oil
dash white vinegar
salt and pepper

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.  Put it in the fridge to let the flavours blend for an hour or so.  Very tasty.

I love recipes that come together really fast and taste yummy.........

Have you heard of Harlequin Books?  They have a reader panel, that you can join and you answer surveys and occasionally they send out books for you to read and review.  Here is a link if you're interested.

Finally a great video. First saw it over on Fraise Lachrymose blog:


cathy@home said...

Lovely post and a very cute video how weddings have changed over the years but still mean the same thing.

Scarlet said...

I make butterfly buns just like that if I have some cream that needs using up! How strange- I've just watched that video over at mags'- what great fun, and such a smiley way to start my day!

Denise said...

Thanks for the recipes, the link and the cute video.

North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard said...

Yummy, I LOVE bean salad, but not so much with the vinegar, more with lemon juice and olive oil. The cupcakes look most yummy too.

Kiki said...

The pic of the completed fairy cupcake didn't load. Would love to see it. These would be great for a tea party with my 2 year old :)

And thanks for the Harlequin link. I'll sign up for my Mom who's an avid romance reader.