There are situations in life when a simple thank you just will not make it…there has to be a cake too. I would love to nominate the following cupcake made of one of my favourite ingredients, chestnut, to dear SillyStyle for my Liebster Award, for liking my baking and for letting me giving her joy. After all, I started to bake and to write recipes to please people, and their love gives me the inspiration to carry on and to create more. The love that readers and comments project on my bakes transform my recipes from everyday to luxurious with a hint of tradition, the flavour of history and roots in its style. Reading my readers take me to places I would adore to visit, their own take on things I like make my mind travel to my dream kitchen, the place I want to go to the most. Through other people’s memories and experiences in my head I hear jazz and classic music like I attended concerts all over the world…And this is truly what I think people should do: sharing, smiling, loving and enjoying good food! Therefore, there are days and I would love to be a cat (no matter how annoying they are), just to have seven lives and answer all questions about food and baking and ask all the people who want to talk about food….Some once told me that “One can not have time to make all their dreams come true, but it worth to try, because what if …” Well, I am trying hard: Some days I’m a witch, some days I’m a fairy, but EVERY DAY I belive in magic…
Today, I am actually a wise wizard and imagine to magic some love to some special people….
All Invited: Alexandra Charlotte Pullen, Aya in the Kitchen, Bakearama, Baking Bohemian, Chilli Marmalade, My Favourite Pastime, Pam2626, Searching for Sugarplums, SillyStyle, Sweet Tooth Travels, Vegeterian in Vegas, Monique, Mama’s Gotta Bake.
I imagine to have them in my dream kitchen around my large wooden table where we would share Chestnut Cupcakes, stories, interests and questions…
Where did they grow up? What did they want to be? What are their dreams about? What is their favourite flavour? What is their favourite colour? What did they bake first? Do they like trees? How do they imagine the perfect forest? What is their favourite fairy tale? What are they afraid of? What do the think the perfect cake tastes like?
So, let’s bake to start the party!
225 g cooked and pureed chestnut (not the commercial sweetened version)
165 g coconut oil
2 tbsp honey plus extra for the frosting
3 tbsp granulated sugar
165 g chestnut flour
2 tsp baking powder (gluten-free)
6 tbsp coconut milk
3 tbsp rum
Mix all ingredients thoroughly, divide the mixture between 12 cupcake cases and bake for 20 minutes in 180 degrees Celsius oven. When cooled cut the tops, fill with chestnut and honey mixture. Finally place the top back, cover with chestnut and honey mixture and decorate with grated cooked chestnut.
Then finally: share it with wizards, fairies, pixies and elves, just to make it worthwhile….
This recipe just perfectly shows what I am really like…
I am playful. I love luxurious surprises inside humble look. I love fairytales. I am allergic to dairy. I am gluten-intolerant. I love children. I love photography. I especially like photographing bakes and children (let alone when they are together). I still believe in magic. I still believe in people. I have a good relationship with words.