Happy Easter to you. I know it is nearly all over, but we still have Easter Monday Bank Holiday ahead of us and, I’m certainly glad of that additional day to get over the clock change and recover from the over-eating.
It wouldn’t be Easter without some Easter baking. I’ve been away on holiday in the run up to Easter so there has been nothing to show. But as I had family coming round today, I whipped up some basic cupcakes/fairy cakes/ buns using Jo Wheatley’s recipe in ‘A Passion for Baking’. It’s a rich cake mixture with 200g of butter, flour and sugar and three eggs. The bigger cakes turned out well, but some of the mini cakes went a bit oily which was a shame. I would probably go back to my Mary Berry – Fast Cakes recipe in future when doing the little buns.
I used Mary’s recipe for chocolate buttercream, a simple one of butter, icing sugar and cocoa powder whipped up together in my Kenwood Chef. A bit of swirly piping with a Wilton 1M nozzle and some mini eggs for decoration.