Monday, 27 June 2011

So red, so lovely....

Today's lovely thing actually was lovely last week - I just haven't had a chance to tell you about it yet!!

Red Velvet Cupcakes, yum! I keep seeing the recipe or photos of these lovely looking cakes and think that they must be super complicated and way beyond my ability. Well, I'm pleased to say that once I'd worked out how I could get buttermilk without having to search for a shop that sells it (see solution below) they were dead simple and SO effective. And they were so tasty, they were gone even before the icing was made!

Homemade Buttermilk
Put 1 tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar into a measure. Fill to one cup level with whole milk. Leave for 5 minutes. Eh voila! Much less hassle than trying to remember which supermarket sells it. They certainly don't have it at the Coop in Larkhall, which means I'm pretty scuppered and homemade will win for me everytime!

Evidence herewith:

If you're lucky, I might make some for you one day!

PS The dress is almost done, but I can't post anymore photos until after the wedding. It is a secret after all! Sorry!


  1. A mix of half plain yoghurt and milk will work oo - that's our favourite buttermilk substitute. It's mean posting these on here a week after making them - no opportunity for sampling! Ah well, you'll just have to make them again!

  2. That does rely on the "mouse" not having eaten our yoghurt supply. The same one who makes his way through the PB without mentioning it!
    Don't worry, more red velvet cupcakes to follow. These were SO good!


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