26 Jun 2008

Cupcakes in my new kitchen

This post has taken me a while, I know. And that is partly because I was quite busy with the painters and organizing stuffs. And planning and baking for my birthday too. And now I back to blogging

coziha nova mosaic
But first of all let me introduce my new kitchen There are still some final touches to be made but I wanted to go ahead and give you guys a preview of my new kitchen. I designed the kitchen layout myself and am quiet pleased with how it turned out. The island// breakfast bar is being fabricated now and should be delivered in a few weeks as well my China Cabinet
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                     My new pantry , before in the same place I had a door

My mainly idea was take off tables and chairs and use comfortable sofa and a small table (not the table in the photos , is just use to picture my idea) my proposal was create a warm place to stay as while I cook , drink coffee after dinner or just chat about what happen in our day. In this way never more I will cook alone.

cozinha nova  antes e depois
                                                                 Before and after
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cozinha nova porta

                                        Huge door between kitchen and dinner room

So, for my birthday I made a tea party to show the new rooms for relatives and friends. One of the most appreciate recipe was this cupcake, I hope you enjoy


Raspberry hibiscus tea cup cakes
cupcakes juntos

  • 1 cup (220g) unsalted butter, room temperature 2 cups sugar 4 large eggs 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 and a half teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch of salt 1 cup hibiscus tea 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries or better, fresh
1. Beat butter on high until soft, about 30 seconds. 2. Add sugar. Beat on medium-high until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. 3. Add eggs one at a time, beat for 30 seconds between each. 4. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Add to mixer bowl. Add the tea and vanilla. Mix to combine. 5. Scoop into cupcake papers about half to two-thirds full (depending on whether you want flat or domed cupcakes). 6. Bake for 22-25 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean.

Vanilla Butter cream beet colored Frosting

· ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature 1 tablespoon milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2-3 cups powdered sugar
· Reduced Beet juice (1 Teaspoon)
Using an electric mixer beat the butter at medium speed until creamy. Add the milk, vanilla extract, and 2 cups of powdered sugar and beat at low speed, occasionally stopping to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl, and add the beet juice reduce, just boil with sugar until light and fluffy. Add more powdered sugar to arrive at the consistency and sweetness you like.


Peter M said...

Sylvia, the wait for your kitchen was well worth it...it's gorgeous and above all, functioning.

Happy cooking!

godines said...

those cupcakes look promising! you should sell them. i'd certainly buy them... do you know somewhere nice to go for cupcakes in baires? diego

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Welcome back Sylvia! It is so great to see your kitchen after such a long time coming. It looks great and so do those cupcakes! Happy Birthday!

Maryann said...

Gorgeous, Sylvia! I'm so happy for you! Now get cooking!! lol ;)

Paz said...

Beautiful, beautiful kitchen. Much deserved for the Birthday Girl! Happy birthday! May all your dreams continue to come true.

Paz (who loves your birthday cupcakes)

Pilar - Lechuza said...

Sylvia, tremenda cocina que te has montado !!! Preciosa y tan luminosa!!
bueno y qué decir de los cupcakes? una preciosidad y seguro que muy ricos.
Un saludo

Gloria said...

Tú cocina Sylvia, diré OH MY GOD!!! is beautiful Sylvia, que rico que te quedó tan preciosa, me alegro amiga, por fin puedes cocinar tranquila. Los cupcakes se ven exquisitos, Besos. Gloria

Cynthia said...

I have been waiting so long to see the big reveal of your kitchen and I love it! I love the range cooker too!

Happy belated birthday!

Lori Lynn said...

How fabulous! Love the granite and the stainless. Whoo Hoo!

feliz cumpleanos tambien!

Sophie said...

We would like to feature your raspberry hibiscus tea cupcake recipe on our blog. Please email sophiekiblogger@gmail.com if interested. Thanks :)


GirlCanBake said...

Happy Cooking in your beautiful new kitchen!

Jeanine said...

What a beautiful new kitchen! Congrats!! :) Love the cupcakes as well, they are so pretty. Love the idea of using reduced beet juice for the colour. Well done!

Anthony said...

Amazing transformation. See, wasnt it worth all the effort, now?!

lisa from dandysugar said...

What a great kitchen you have to work in! It has me drooling almost as much as those little cupcakes!

Maggie said...

What a beautiful space! I love the backsplash.