miércoles, 28 de marzo de 2012

Pumpkin Cupcakes

I have always had something special with pumpkin treats, its not that here in Mexico is that popular but I don´t know, I just love it.
I had a spare can of pumpkin puree and decided to do something with it
I hope you like this easy and delicious recipe
Preheat oven to 350°f
 place your paper cases

2 cups white sugar
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups canned pumpkin
2 tsp. baking soda
4 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp.salt

Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, set aside.
In a large bowl combine sugar and oil, blend in vanilla and pumpkin.
then beat in eggs one at a time.
Gradually beat in flour mixture,

Spread batter into prepared paper cases.

Bake for about 20 min or until a toothpick inserted into the
 center of the cake comes out clean, allow to

sift some powder sugar if you like

sábado, 3 de marzo de 2012

My Favorite Flan

As a little girl I learned from my mother this delicious flan recipe, which I hope you like, you can add different flavours such as almond or rum, you only have to substitute it for vanilla

1 can condensed milk
1 can evaporated milk
1 cup of whole milk
1 Tbsp. vanilla
3 eggs

1 cup of sugar for the caramel

How to
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
 You will need one medium size mold and one bigger to put it in for water bath.
Pour 1 cup sugar in warm pan over medium heat.
  Constantly stir sugar until is browns and becomes caramel. Quickly pour  caramel into the medium mold, tilting it to swirl the caramel around the sides as much as possible, reheat caramel if it starts to harden.
In a mixer or with a whisk, blend the eggs together. Mix in the milks , then the vanilla. Blend smooth after each ingredient is added.
Pour custard into mold. Place it in a large mold, it can be glass or ceramic baking dish and fill with about 1-2 inches of hot water. Bake for 45 minutes in the water bath and check with a knife just to the side of the center. If knife comes out clean, it's ready.
Wait 2 hours till its set, unmold and put it in the fridge for about 2 more hours.