Kapkeyki: what is it and how to cook them?
Today, there are many references to such delicacies as cupcakes. What it is? From the point of view of modern cooking, this is a small cupcake, designed to serve one person, which can be baked in thin paper or aluminum form. As in the case of larger baked goods, icing and other decorations can be used on them (sprinkling, dragee, etc.). Today, various are popular, including hard decorated cupcakes.
What is it, what form are they?
The first mention of the cupcake can be found back in 1796, when the recipe for “light cake baked in small cups” was given in Amelia Simmons’s American cookbook. The earliest reference to the term “cupcakes” (which is also explained) is found in the publication “75 recipes for baking, cakes and sweets” in 1828.
In past years, before cake pans became widely available, products were often baked in ceramic cups.The cupcake name is associated with this, which is now given to any small cake that is approximately the size of a teacup. Today, two types of these sweets are common - classic English and American cupcakes. What is it and how to distinguish them? English muffins are usually smaller in size than American ones, and they are rarely coated with complex icing.
How to make homemade cupcakes?
The recipe with the photo is shown below. In fact, in the preparation of this delicacy is nothing complicated. The classic recipe is a combination of fragrant oil, sugar and vanilla. To prepare this dessert, you will need a little more than an hour of free time and the following components:
- 1,5 glasses of universal flour;
- 1.5 spoons of teaspoon;
- 1/4 teaspoon of tea salt;
- 2 eggs (large);
- 2/3 cup of sugar sugar;
- 150 grams (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted;
- 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract;
- 0.5 cups of milk;
- your favorite frosting topping.
In addition, you will need small special molds for cupcakes.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and set the mold rack in the middle.Prepare tin molds, lightly oiling each inside.
Beat the flour, salt and baking powder in a small bowl.
In another bowl, beat the eggs and sugar using an electric mixer until light and frothy (about 2 minutes). In the process of whipping gradually add melted butter, and then vanilla extract.
With slow stirring, add half the flour mixture. Then pour out all the milk and gradually put the remaining flour mixture. To make cupcakes, the recipe with photos of which is indicated in this article, you should knead the dough carefully. It should not be too dense.
Divide the dough evenly according to pre-prepared tin forms. Bake until the match or toothpick inserted in the center of each item is dry. As a rule, to prepare cupcakes (the recipe from the photo is described here step by step), you will need from 18 to 20 minutes for medium molds, or from 10 to 12 minutes for mini size. Cool the muffins, without removing them, for 10 minutes, then remove them from the molds and allow them to cool completely in the room. You can decorate products with any glaze and dressing, at your own request.
In addition to the classic recipe, there are more complex cupcakes. What it is? As a rule, these are products with different fillings. At the same time, berry fillers are the most common, making the dessert taste more saturated. How to make such cupcakes? Recipe with photos step by step at home with the filling is as follows.
Ingredients for cupcakes:
- 1 and 2/3 cup (210 g) of universal flour;
- 0.5 teaspoon baking powder;
- 1/4 teaspoon of tea soda;
- 1 cup of sugar sand (200 grams);
- 1/2 teaspoon of tea salt;
- 0.5 cups (115 grams) unsalted butter, melted;
- 2 egg whites;
- 1/4 cup (62 g) of yogurt (Greek or vanilla);
- 3/4 cup of milk (180 ml);
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract tea.
To make cupcakes, the recipe from which photos are set out here, you will also need ingredients for the filler:
- 2 cups chopped fine strawberries;
- 0.5 cups of sugar sand;
- 2 tablespoons (16 grams) of corn starch mixed with 2 teaspoons of warm water.
For strawberry cream:
- 1.5 cups (360 ml) of any whipped cream (homemade or cream from a can);
- 3 tablespoons sugar (43 grams);
- 1.5 spoons of vanilla tea extract.
How to cook?
How to make such cupcakes? The recipe with a photo step by step involves the initial preparation of the filling. To do this, place the strawberries in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly for about 4 full minutes, until the berry has a lot of juice. Add sugar and cornstarch with water and continue stirring for another 2 minutes. The mixture will be much thicker. Remove from heat and allow to cool. During this time, you must make cupcakes.
The recipe from the photo step by step is further in the following. Heat up to 180 degrees oven. Prepare 12 molds.
In a medium bowl, combine the baking powder, flour, baking soda, and salt. In a different container in the microwave, melt the butter, mix it with sugar. The mixture should be grainy. Add egg whites, yogurt, milk, and vanilla extract to it, stir until smooth.
Then knead the dough, combining the dry ingredients with the wet. Divide it into 12 pieces, spread out and bake for 20 minutes, then let the products cool completely.
Using a sharp knife, cut a hole in the center of each cupcake to create a small depression of one and a half to two centimeters.Place 1 teaspoon strawberry filling, and cover with a slice of dough that you cut out on top.
After filling the cupcakes, you will have a certain amount of unused filling. In a deep bowl, mix whipped cream, sugar and vanilla extract with a mixer. Add the remaining filling and continue to beat for another 30 seconds. Then cover the cooled cupcakes made with this cream.
The recipe for the photo outlined in this article is pretty easy. You can optionally add or change it yourself. For example, use any other berry instead of strawberry, or add finely colored dragee to the cream.