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Maple cupcakes with Pecan butter cream and butter milk pancakes.
195g plain flour
140g raw caster sugar (normal white is fine too)
6g baking powder
4g bi carb
3 egg yolks
1 tsp almond extract
100ml pure maple syrup
Preheat oven to 185c. Line your cupcake tin with 12 wrappers
In large bowl cream your butter and sugar for 5 minutes. It should be light yellow, fluffy and sugar grain free.
On medium speed, add your egg yolks one at a time beating well in between each addition.
Add your extract. Beat well once again.
In jug mix your maple syrup and milk. Shift your plain flour, bicarb, and baking powder in a another bowl.
Fold 1/3 of the flour mix to butter. After fold 1/3 of the milk into the batter. Repeat the folding process until all mixes are folded together.
Scoop your batter into the cupcake cases.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until a wooden tooth pick comes out clean.
Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool.
Pecan butter cream
150g butter, soften
500g icing sugar
2tsp pecan extract
Cream you butter in large bowl till very fluffy and almost white. Add your extract.
On a slow speed beat one half of the sugar in to the butter. Add your butter milk. Beat again.
Add the last bit of sugar and beat until fluffy and all ingredients are combined.
100g plain flour
150g self rising flour
2g bicarb soda
4g baking powder
150ml butter milk
In large bowl shift you flour, salt, bicarb and baking powder.
In jug whisk the eggs, butter milk, oil and sugar.
Pour your we mix into the dry mix and fold until just combined.
Heat a fry pan on medium. Add your choice of oil or butter. Then wipe around to get rid of excess.
Using teaspoons drop batter into the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side. You know when to turn when it shows bubbles on the surface. Repeat until batter is finished.
Take one cupcake and pipe your butter cream to form a base.
Next stick together three pancakes with extra butter cream and place on to of this base.
Before serving add a piece of yellow chew sweeties to look like butter and drizzle with more maple syrup.