Monday, June 14, 2010

Lemon & Coconut Cupcakes! Just delish!

Hi all hope that you had a wonderful long weekend! I know i did! We went away for the weekend to the sunshine coast - maroochydore and enjoyed some beautiful ocean views from our apartment! The great blogger that i am..... forgot to take any photos! But i have the memories so i guess that is all that matters. I made coconut lemon cupcakes before i left and my husband rated them quite highly. He has a penchant for lemony things especially in cakes. I had some left over lemon butter from my blueberry scones i made earlier so i cut the top out of the cupcakes and dropped in a spoonful of this and then created a "butterfly" cupcake out it. Mind you it was a bit prissy for my husband but it did look good in the photo & that is all that matters! What inspired me to make these cupcakes was our fresh lemons from our lemon tree. The tree is full of fruit at the moment and i picked one up and inhaled the beautiful zesty aroma and knew i had to make something with them... and this is what i came up with!

{Our beautiful lemons}

 Lemon & Coconut Cupcakes


1 Cup Coconut
1 Cup Castor Sugar
1 Cup Coconut Milk
11/2 Cups Self Raising Flour
1 Egg
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence
Zest of 2 x Lemons

* Preheat oven to 180 degrees
1. Add all dry ingredients together in a bowl.
2. Add wet ingredients together in a separate bowl and mix together.
3. Grate the zest of two lemons and add to wet ingredients and stir through.
4. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
5. Place cupcake papers in muffin tins and place spoonfuls of mixture into the papers.
6. Place in oven and cook for 20 min or until golden brown.
7. Cool cupcakes and cut the top off them.
8. Place a spoonful of lemon butter (*recipe on previous postings) on top and 
cut the top of the cupcake in half and place on angels in the butter.
9. Garnish with icing sugar!

Some great tea's from our range  that would compliment this delicious cupcake would be either our gorgeous herbal infusion -
Lemon Tang : "A blend of lemongrass, chamomile, ginger, hibiscus flower, rose petal and rose myrtle"
This tea would compliment the lemon flavours in the cupcake perfectly! 


The delicate flavours of our white tea - 
Silver Needles: "The perfect white tea from Fujian Province, China, made from tender new buds that are covered with silver-white hairs. Picked on only 2 days each year and processed by hand. An extraordinary full-bodied, fresh and sweet taste. A delicate and subtle treat for quiet moments."

This tea would not overpower or clash with the lemon flavours but harmonize with them. 
I hope that you get a chance to try these cupcakes (and even the teas) they are truly refreshing!

Until Next Time

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