Tuesdays with Dorie - My First Week

This week was my first week posting a dessert I made from Dorie Greenspan's book

"Baking: From My Home to Yours".

This week's recipe was
Chipster-Topped Brownies.

This is the first time I had melted chocolate and butter
in a bowl over boiling water.

But it turned out great. I don't know that I would go to this much trouble to make brownies again, but it was good experience.

I added pecans to the brownies because
I didn't have walnuts (and I really like pecans).

I was also short an egg yolk for the cookie batter.

The top crust of my cookie layer was very crisp, almost brittle.
I blame that on the missing yolk.

I thought the cookie to bownie ratio was too small.
I would have liked to see half cookie, half brownie.

Overall, it was a semi-sweet success.

Next time I would take half the brownie batter
and bake it in its own pan, just to have brownies.
I think that would make a better overall brownie/cookie combo.

This is my first week with TWD
and I'm looking forward to more baking and cooking.

I regret that I'll have to skip the ice cream week next month,
as I don't have an ice cream machine.


Iron Cupcake - Disappointment

It's a sad, sad day. After more than a week of idea development, product purchases and planning, I failed in the Iron Cupcake challenge. This month's ingredient was "savory". I thought about cornbread muffins with sour cream and chili, a savory herbed cheesecake with a pretzel crust and marinated green tomato topping... my thoughts were dancing.

What happened? Life. Life got in the way. Too many things going on at work, at home, with family... just life. Better luck next month.

Since tomorrow is a holiday (Memorial Day), I'm going to spend tomorrow making the Tuesdays with Dorie challenge. Check it out here.


To The Right...

Check it out... to the right. Yep, there it is. The badge. I'm officially enrolled in Iron Cupcake: Earth! I'll be working on my recipe this week and posting by next Sunday.
Don't you just love how the colors match my cupcake above?


Welcome Kentucky Cupcake Fans

Welcome to Kentucky Cupcakes!

This blog will provide undeniable proof that cupcakes can live outside the city. The cupcakes (and various other goodies) featured on this blog will be created in a rural area in Eastern Kentucky. The closest city to these cupcakes is Lexington, and it takes the cupcakes more than two hours to get there.

Thanks to the world of the internet, the cupcakes can have access to all new recipes, flavors and ingredients, decorations, pans, liners, icing... there are no limitations.

These cupcakes are ready for battle. Let the cupcake making begin!