It’s that day again (you know the one…), but I’m going to ignore it and just be a happy camper, because really that’s the best way to be. I’m generally a happy person. I smile a lot and can laugh at pretty much anything (i.e. when I fell down the stairs on campus a few weeks ago).
Sometimes I wonder if I should even bother doing serious things in life.
While I figure that out, I’ll stick to my hobby and potentially only real skill in life: baking.
Pear Cardamom Cupcakes
1 very ripe pear, peeled and finely chopped/mashed
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups cake flour
1/2 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 pinches of baking soda
1 tsp cardamom
1/3 cup of milk
Preheat oven to 350. Combine mashed pear, oil, vanilla and sugar. Add one egg at a time until blended together. Add dry ingredients, mix until just combined. Gradually add milk, stir until well blended.
Pour batter into paper lined cupcake pan. Bake 15-20 mins. Makes 12 cupcakes. Once completely cooled, frost with Sweet Rose Frosting:
Sweet Rose Frosting
1/4 cup butter, softened
1-2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp rose water
Whip together all ingredients. Frost cupcakes. Enjoy!
I love rose flavored sweets. They make me want to smile.
Enjoy your Sunday! Hope you have better weather than we do here!