When we started this blog the idea was that we would each talk about the food in our different countries. We forgot that actually we both like food from other places quite a lot which is why we’ve brought you recipes for fajitas, chilli and curry amonst other things. But now I’m sticking to my side of the bargain and making Shepherd’s Pie. Very British indeed. Meat, veg and mashed potatoes. Continue Reading
On April 10th, the Seattle branch of Double the Sugar (Shannon) will be at CupcakeCamp Seattle!
No decision has been made yet on what will be baked. For the competition, there are 3 categories:
- Most Unique Ingredients
- Best Seattle themes
- Healthiest Cupcake
Any thoughts which category we should go for? Let us know in the comments!
I know this is a blog that’s supposed to cross borders, and sometimes that means we should be a bit more sensitive to the various cultures that may or may not be reading this. But one of my favorite cupcake recipes has a name that…well, it’s not very sensitive. It’s based off a drink. This drink involves dropping a shot glass of Baileys & Jameson’s into a pint glass of Guinness. Because of the explosive look and the iconic Irish drinks, it’s called an Irish Car Bomb. Not a drink I would order in, say, Dublin, but tasty, and the basis for today’s cupcake recipe. But you have my permission to just think of them as Irish cupcakes: Chocolate Guinness cupcake with Jameson’s caramel sauce filling and Bailey’s buttercream frosting.
This might be obvious advice, but read the whole recipe first, to make sure you have the appropriate equipment, and to determine some of the order of operations.
Goodness me I love this dish. It feels and tastes like a real curry but it takes a fraction of the time and I don’t need to decide to make it a day in advance so I can prepare. I love Madhur Jaffrey’s currys, I really do but they take time and a lot of effort. (If you haven’t met Madhur yet then you’re going to love her. As long as you enjoy gathering many ingredients and long marinading times). Continue Reading