Archives for January 2010

Apple & Cinnamon cakes

Over the last few months, I've developed a bit of a thing for mini cupcakes.

Now, I like baking cakes anyway, but for some reason they seem to be even more tempting when bitesize.  This hasn't been helped by discovering websites like Bakerella...

Tonight I've been experimenting a little... and have created some rather yummy apple and cinnamon cakes :) 

Here they are fresh out of the oven.  I'd also like to point out that silicone cake cases are awesome.

Noting the recipe down for future reference:

1 egg 125g self raising flour 100g light muscovado sugar 75g (ish) butter 1 tsp cinnamon 1 apple, chopped into tiny pieces

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Hello 2010

Bye bye 2009.

The last few days of which were spent faffing about in South Wales.  A little bit of surfing, a lot of food and drink, and a day of mountain biking.

We did most of the Penhydd trail at Afan - 12km rather than 17, as one bit was closed.  Quite fun, although far too much uphill (I hate cycling uphill, so walked the bike...) and a couple of fairly terrifying descents.  That can be explained by the 'red' grading of it :p 
I chose to ignore the warning signs ("Red Route - is this for you?" answer -... continue reading »