Peach Blueberry Thyme Cupcakes

Today I made Peach Blueberry Thyme Cupcakes!

1/2C butter, 1C sugar, 1 egg, 1 egg yolk, 1 1/3C flour, 1t baking powder, 1/8t salt, 1/2C milk, 1/2C roasted peach mush, 1/4C blueberries, 2t loosely packed fresh thyme leaves

Preheat oven to 350F.

Blueb Peach Thyme

Chop thyme.

Blueb Peach Thyme

Beat the butter. Add sugar.

Blueb Peach Thyme

Blueb Peach Thyme

Blueb Peach Thyme

Add egg and yolk. Add dry ingredients, along with milk. Fold in peach mush.

Blueb Peach Thyme

Fold in blueberries.

Blueb Peach Thyme

Fold in thyme.

Blueb Peach Thyme

Spoon into cupcake tin.

Blueb Peach Thyme

Bake 22-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool and eat.

Blueb Peach Thyme

Carrot Pie

Today we made Carrot Pie!

This recipe is from John Anderson.

2 1/2C sliced carrots, cooked and mashed, 1 1/2C milk, 1/2C caster sugar (aka superfine sugar; not powdered sugar), 1 large egg, 1t salt, 1/2t ground ginger, 1/2t cinnamon, 1/2t nutmeg, one 9″ shortcrust pastry shell (not a graham cracker crust)

Preheat oven to 450F. Beat all ingredients until smooth. Pour into pastry shell. Bake 20-30 minutes or until firm.

Blueberry Jam Cake

Today we made Blueberry Jam Cake!

This recipe is from John Anderson. But we added fresh blueberries instead of raisins, and we omitted the nuts.

3/4C unsalted butter, 1 1/2C sugar, 4 eggs, beaten, 3C flour, divided, 1t soda, 1t allspice, 3t cinnamon, 1C buttermilk, 1C blueberry jam, 1/4C orange juice, 1C fresh blueberries, well drained

Preheat oven to 350F.

Blueberry Jam Cake

Butter and lightly flour a tube pan. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Blueberry Jam Cake

Blueberry Jam Cake

Add beaten eggs gradually. Blend well.

Blueberry Jam Cake

Blueberry Jam Cake

Blueberry Jam Cake

Sift flour. Coat blueberries with 1/4C sifted flour.

Blueberry Jam Cake

Sift remaining flour again with other dry ingredients. Sift into creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Stir in jam and orange juice.

Blueberry Jam Cake

Blueberry Jam Cake

Blueberry Jam Cake

Fold in blueberries mixture.

Blueberry Jam Cake

Blueberry Jam Cake

Blueberry Jam Cake

Blueberry Jam Cake

Turn into prepared tube pan.

Blueberry Jam Cake

Blueberry Jam Cake

Blueberry Jam Cake

Bake 1 1/2 hours or until toothpick comes out clean.

Blueberry Jam Cake

Molten Chocolate Cakes

Today we made Molten Chocolate Cakes for three!

This recipe is from Food Network. We made 1/3 the recipe, and we skipped the berries.

1/3C unsalted butter, 1/4C sugar, 1 egg, 1 egg yolk 2 2/3oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped, 1 1/3t flour

Preheat oven to 450F.

Molten Chocolate Cakes

Butter and lightly flour three ramekins. Over a double boiler, heat butter and chocolate. Whisk until chocolate is almost all melted. Remove from heat and cool.

Molten Chocolate Cakes

In bowl, beat egg, yolk and sugar until fluffy and pale in color. Gradually beat in chocolate.

Molten Chocolate Cakes

Add flour and stir until just combined. Pour into ramekins.

Molten Chocolate Cakes

Place ramekins on parchment paper on baking sheet. Bake 7 minutes or utnil top and sides are set but inside is still liquid.

Molten Chocolate Cakes

If desired, invert on plate (before you insert a spoon in the middle).

Molten Chocolate Cakes