MY FREE FROM SERIES: A Heavenly Chestnut Cupcake for SillyStyle – in return for My Liebster Award

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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….

Blogs I Like

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!

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Ingredients
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
3 eggs
165 g chestnut flour
2 tsp baking powder (gluten-free)
6 tbsp coconut milk
3 tbsp rum

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Preparation
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.

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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.

13 thoughts on “MY FREE FROM SERIES: A Heavenly Chestnut Cupcake for SillyStyle – in return for My Liebster Award

  1. First of all, I would like to say thank you for inviting me to this wonderful cupcake dream. It is such an honor 😉 I truly admire the way you are able to sort of “reach” us with your cooking talent and writing. This recipe will definitely be among my favorites and one that I will definitely try, for it is one that also has a special ingredient not mentioned in the list above: passion for what you love doing 😉
    Thank you once again for not only accepting the award, which you deserve it 100%, but also for turning this whole activity into something even more beautiful and making it your own.
    Congrats!

  2. I want to go on a quest for chestnuts just to make these cupcakes! The idea of baking with chestnuts really fascinates me. It inspired me to put some nuts I had in the cupboard in the blender and make flour with them to use in the brownies I made today, and the result was incredibly rich and fudgey and delicious. I can only imagine how special your cupcakes taste! I am going to dedicate my next post to you because you were so kind to nominate me for the Liebster award, and I just wanted to say that your blog is so lovely, and has this very homey quality to it that I enjoy so much. I am looking forward to reading more of your tales from the kitchen 🙂

    • Dear Lilian

      I am very happy that I inspired you to try something new, and that you enjoy my blog! Your writing entertains me and I look forward to your answers to my questions and to reading the list of blogs You like! I hope getting in touch will mark the beginning of a long-term baking relationship…;-)XXX Judit

  3. Thank you so much for the kind nomination and with such an amazing cake too!

    I’m a little behind on my posts at the moment (silly work getting in the way…) but wanted to answer your questions anyway:

    Where did they grow up? Nottingham, right in the middle of England
    What did they want to be? A ballerina, then a teacher like my mum. Now I am neither!
    What are their dreams about? Anything and everything, weird and wonderful
    What is their favourite flavour? Chocolate
    What is their favourite colour? Purple
    What did they bake first? I baked a lot with both my grandma and my dad when I was little, I can remember flapjacks, victoria sponge…
    Do they like trees? Of course!
    How do they imagine the perfect forest? Full of sunshine, bright green trees
    What is their favourite fairy tale? It’s hard to pick just one, I love all the magical tales
    What are they afraid of? Spiders… a little!
    What do the think the perfect cake tastes like? Sweet, light and fluffy

    I hope that helps you learn a little more about me. Happy baking… maybe we will all be round that kitchen table one day 🙂 x

  4. Sorry I didn’t finish my post yesterday, there were some unexpected distractions, but I finally published my liebster award answers now! 🙂 In my next post I’ll show the blogs I like. Thanks again for this, it’s been really fun 🙂

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