|Making Valentines ~|
This week I’ve been busy baking Valentines treats for my boyfriend (which I’ll discuss after the big day…) and these gorgeous Salted Caramel Cupcakes, which I found after searching online for a recipe. The one I ended up using was the Hummingbird Bakery version, as I love their cookbooks and it seemed quite easy! I didn’t have any dulce de leche so I made my own caramel with condensed milk, sugar and butter (which is explained here). You can also buy tinned caramel.
|Yummy caramel and dense sponge.|
I’m not going to include the recipe here, as it’s in the link above, but I will give my recommendation for improving the recipe. It’s a salted caramel cupcake, right? So how comes the salt only goes on the top?! I’d pop a bit (only like 1/4 teaspoon) in with the caramel from the off, make it a proper salted caramel!
|Captain was cross he couldn’t have any cupcakes.|
So it’s Valentines Day tomorrow and I’ve got a rare day off with my boyfriend planned. Breakfast in bed, then out to Leeds to do some shopping, get some lunch, maybe a cheeky cocktail… hehe. He dropped off my flowers (he remembered my favourite colour!) and gift earlier today, I’ve not opened it yet … it’ll be a lovely surprise for tomorrow!