“SMBC; How Much Do You Scare Me, Let Me Count The Ways.“
1) A recipe I had previously read made it seem like this was the most temperamental frosting ever. Like if even a gram of egg white was off (Gram! I’m supposed to weigh my egg whites? Weigh them?!) then the frosting would probably be ruined and I would have failed as a human being.
2) I seriously read a user comment somewhere where she spent an hour trying to beat the frosting back into stiffness after adding the butter. AN HOUR. I’m using a hand mixer okay, I ain’t got an hour!
3) Way too many comments about this frosting ending up soupy for my liking
4) The last time I made a frosting with eggs in it, it tasted like EGGS.
And it turned out so freaking amazing. Exception to the rule, what what!
Thus I present you my take on Nigella’s take on soba noodles!
My cousin turned 15 recently and I used that same recipe (here) and turned it into cupcakes!
If you are thinking of doing the same, I have a couple of suggestions.
1) I dipped the tops of the cupcakes into the pot of icing, and used only half of the icing recipe but still I had a lot of it left so I would recommend making only a quarter of the icing recipe.
2) I filled the cupcake liners 3/4 full and got exactly 18 cupcakes. This gave me beautifully domed cupcakes but if you’d prefer a flat top cupcake then only fill the liner 1/2 full.
3) I stupidly added the nuts into the icing and when I dipped the cupcakes into the icing, the nuts didn’t “stick” to the cupcakes at all (DUH, NADIA!) so I would recommend sprinkling the nuts post dipping.
4) This one is from my aunt; Toast the nuts! Untoasted nuts can taste stale.
“Luck is like having a rice dumpling fly into your mouth.” – Japanese Proverb
I love Bak Chang, especially now that there are a lot of halal ones available. In fact my aunt makes her own from scratch and they are delicious! This one was black pepper chicken, so not really the most authentic but variety is the spice of life no?
“As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.” – Buddy Hackett
Well luckily for me, I’ve never felt the need to exercise the “leave it” card. Thanks ma!
“Without rice, even the cleverest housewife cannot cook” – Chinese Proverb