30 October 2009

Cupcakes, Cupcakes and More Cupcakes!

In other news, as in some news I should post here because I have totally been neglecting this blog, I have a new (to me) obsession. From the lovely library I got Martha Stewart's Cupcakes. It has pretty much changed my life. I may even crack and buy it when all is said and done. (Not that I am against buying books, but since I read 2-3 novels a week, never mind the cook books, knitting books and so on, the library is my best friend.)

Anyway, Cha Cha and I made the Apple Sauce Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting. While I did use pre-made frosting since cream cheese is a major no-go right now, I can say the applesauce we used was a batch of my homemade, so that kind of makes up for it. I would put the recipe here, but that is probably a major case of "copywrong," and I bet Ms. Stewart has no sense of humor about that kind of thing, so I reccommend you run, not walk, to your library and check it out.

I can link to the Roasted Pumpkin Seed recipe I used to make these. When we made our Jack-O-Lantern I kept the seeds to try out roasting them myself. You know what, forget a recipe link, here is how to do it:

1. Get seeds out of pumpkin and rinse the goo off them.
2. Toss them with a thin coat of oil (your choice, I used olive).
3. Spread them out on a cookie sheet (I covered mine with a layer of foil for easy clean up, but this is not integral). Sprinkle with salt.
4. Cook them at 325F for about 20-30 minutes, or until they look roasted.
5. Cool and enjoy.

All together a good week for autumn baking.