I had a lot of trouble with this month's Taste & Create. Not because there was nothing to cook, oh no. I spent 7 hours pouring over Cupcake Project, frantically bookmarking recipes! I was completely spoilt for choice. If I had the time, I'd bake my whole shortlist, and put it up in one post, but unfortunately I have children, and housework, and can't sit around doing nothing but making cupcakes. In light of my desire to drop another two dress sizes, I think that's probably for the best.
I very seriously considered making the Nian Gao Cupcakes for Chinese New Year a few days ago, but I had none of the ingredients on hand, and well, I had a lot of peaches. Look forwards to more peach posts coming soon. There were three other cupcake recipes on my short-shortlist, but I'm not going to put them here, because I plan on cooking them later in the month. Not for Taste & Create, just because I can't resist. I will point you towards the Strawberry Sorbet though. In the end I made these lovely little peach pies with only the smallest of changes. Ok, forgetting to buy Brie might be considered a big change, because it seems to be the main point of the recipe, but still...
I switched the lemon zest and juice out for lime, because I had a lime, and it needed using. Mmmm, lime and peach... *drools* and I also traded the 1/2 tsp cinnamon and the 1/4 tsp nutmeg for 1 tsp speculaas spices, because I had them in the house and everything tastes better with speculaas spices. The peaches were a bit overpowered
I made these on Saturday, to bring to a birthday party on Sunday, so I made some of the pies with little heart centers.
If I was hoping for a Valentine's Day present from DP, this would be more appropriate.
DP doesn't "do" the Hallmark Holidays. I got him a pack of Cadbury Jaffas.
Really only because they were new. I'd have bought them regardless of the day. I do that a lot.