But for some strange reason I have got blooming good at the baking lark and do like to try new recipes. I fancied making some chocolate and orange cupcakes. Found a recipe on the BBC website by Joanna Wheatley from the GBBO. Check. Got the ingredients. Check. Read the instructions. Hmmmm, check (see, I should have gone with the hmmmm, instead of continuing.
"Mix the flour, sugar and baking powder together in a food processor. Add the butter and pulse until combined."
Now I've melted the butter. I've used buttermilk. I've even seen recipes where you use mayonnaise. But I've never seen a cake recipe where you add the butter to the dry ingredients.
I persevered and the cooked and tasted. But. Trying to mix the butter into the dry was a complete nightmare - would have been perfect for scones or pastry, so the texture was wrong. Won't be trying that one again. I mentioned it to Mum, who's been baking like forever and she agreed, not easy to mix the butter into dry.
And the saddest part of the whole thing? I used to own a business that turned over a quarter of a million annually ......... and now I'm blogging about cupcake recipes LOL! *whispers "and loving it"*