Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Elderflower & Lemon

A month ago or so I started a new job at Hadley Wood Golf Club as a bar girl and absolutely love it. However like my previous job we can not drink coke/lemonade/ginger beer etc from the tap and have to drink boring cordials but thankfully this has brought me to discover my new favourite drink, elderflower & soda. So that is my influence for todays cupcakes!

For the cupcakes you will need:

  • 3 eggs (together mine weighed around 208 grams)
  • 208 g Margarine 
  • 208 g Caster Sugar
  • 208 g Self raising flower
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Elderflower cordial
  • 1 lemon zest finely grated

Beat together the sugar and margarine, then add an egg one by one
Mix in the flavourings
Slowly, without activating the gluten sieve in the self raising and fold 
Fill the cupcake cases
& place in a pre heated 180 degrees over for around 20-25 minutes :)

Lemon Syrup

When they are nearly cooled, measure 25 grams of caster sugar and squeeze around 1 1/2 lemons to get 75 ml juice. Boil together for a few minutes, then with a skewer pierce several holes and pour a small spoonful over each cake!

Butter cream! 

Mix icing sugar and butter with some elderflower cordial and squeeze the lemon out to get some drop of juice. Add some yellow colouring and pip.Voila! 

Sorry I apologize for the lack of description for the butter cream! Just taste and add whatever you like :)