#1 – 48 Recipe Challenge – Recipe 3: Pimms and Strawberry Cupcakes
Having done savoury dishes for my first two recipes, I thought it was about time I tried something sweet. I’d been invited to a girls night in, which presented the perfect opportunity to try out a recipe I printed off ages ago and was waiting for the right moment for. I didn’t dare try this one when I was home alone for the weekend for fear I’d scoff the lot, but with a party to take them to now was the time for… Pimms and Strawberry Cupcakes. YUM! (Seasonal too, clever eh?)
I got the recipe from a friend’s fantastic blog. She was a bit more dedicated with her cooking than me – 366 recipes in a year! Here’s the recipe (and her brilliant blog): http://366recipechallenge.planetsquirrel.co.uk/2012/06/lil-ms-squirrels-pimms-no-1-cupcakes.html
I found the cupcakes relatively easy to make (but use a BIG bowl for the icing as I chose one that was too small and redecorated my kitchen and myself a whiter shade of pale). Basically, a lemon and mint cupcake, with fresh strawberries and Pimms syrup inserted into the middle and a Pimms buttercream. I was pretty happy with how they turned out. What do you think?
I think they were great. Tasty and moreish. I’d definitely make them again. But only when I was having visitors!
They went down well with my taste testers too. 🙂
With Wimbledon mania sweeping the country right now, they could be the recipe of the moment.
As for the scores well, coming in at a heavyweight 363 calories per cupcake (!) they were never going to do well on the healthiness front, but everyone needs a treat sometimes right?
Healthiness – 1/10 (363 calories per cake is A LOT!)
Ease of Preparation – 8/10 (Cakes and buttercream easy enough to make, bit of extra faffing with the Pimms and strawberry syrup)
Flavour/taste – 10/10 (who doesn’t love Pimms and strawberries?)
So, go on, treat yourself!