Cooking for my best friend’s Birthday

Happy New Year 

Happy new year
Happy new year

First things first I would like to wish you a happy new year! Hope everyone is well.  How was your Christmas? Mine didn’t go quite to plan, on Christmas eve I got conjunctivitis. I woke up on Christmas day looking dreadful, bright red eyes all swollen and yuk. Thankfully it has now gone. I want to share one the easiest cupcake recipes I know.

In January I have a few Birthdays. One, in particular, is my best friend Helen’s. We usually give gifts and arrange a meal out somewhere. This year I thought it would be lovely for her to come to my home for the evening, this way she gets a bit of peace and quiet from her children. As she walked in, I had just poured my first glass of red wine. In my sitting room, there was a couple of neatly packed birthday gifts that Helen would be able to take home with her.

Birthday night
Birthday night

We originally had decided that I would cook us one of my chicken curries and I started thinking what I should do for dessert. Seeing as it was Helen’s birthday I decided to make cupcakes. This way she could have a dessert and take them home for her family also to enjoy. I do like doing something personal on most occasions. Doing something personal usually takes time and I see this as the best gift of all.

Growing up, making cakes with the family was one of my favourite past times. I would always help as it meant I could then be given the bowl after which had remains of cake mix. So yum! Eating the raw egg doesn’t bother me. The main ingredients embedded in my brain, as I was always told remember the 4’s and 2 eggs, and it stuck with me.

I am going to share the ingredients I use for making cupcakes, it’s pretty simple. It doesn’t take long at all. I’ve not put a recipe with pictures as I bake into one of my blogs before so hoping this is easy to follow.

Click on the link – > Easy cupcake recipe

The evening was a complete success. Helen ate a few cakes that night and the next day sent me pictures of the children scoffing the cakes with smiles. Blinking result I say!

Tracey

xx

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