Friday, May 16, 2008
Breakfast for Breast Cancer
At work this morning we had a breakfast with the women staff and some of our women contacts, raising money for Breast Cancer Research. We thought it was a good way to network and also raise some money for a good cause. The breakfast was fairly simple – ham and cheese croissants and big fruit platters and I also made these little pink cupcakes.
The cupcakes themselves were dried strawberry, cherry and almond cupcakes. I had never tried the dried cherries before – they were delicious. They almost tasted like lollies – quite sweet but with a slightly sour tang. And of course I love nuts in cakes. I think it must be a texture thing. The icing was simple cream cheese icing, with vanilla bean paste. Quite tasty and they look gorgeous on my lovely cupcake stand!
The breakfast was a real success. I encourage others to do something similar.
Dried Berry and Almond Cupcakes (adapted from Australian Womens Weekly Cupcake book)
½ tsp vanilla
2/3 c castor sugar
1 c dried mixed berries (I used dried cherries and strawberries)
½ c slivered almonds
2/3 c flour
1/3 c self raising flour
¼ c milk
· Cream butter, sugar and vanilla; add eggs one at a time
· Stir in dry ingredients and milk
· Spoon into cupcake cases and bake for 20 minutes at 170c
Ice with cream cheese icing