I finally succumbed to the temptation of posting a cupcake recipe!
Mind you, this one is very French in spite of its name, and I7m afraid it’s a first and last!LOL
Lemon & Ricotta Cupcakes!
INGREDIENTS: for 6~9 people
-2 lemons (organic, please!)
-Ricotta Cheese: 100 g
-Slightly salted (demi-sel) butter: 110 g (softened)
-Sugar: 110 g
-Sieved flour: 110 g
-Baking powder: 1 small packet
-Icing sugar: 4 tabespoons
-Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
-Mix softened butter with sugar so as to obtain a creamy mixture.
-Lightly beta the 2 eggs. Mix them with the butter cream little by little.
-Add the finely chopped zest of 1 lemon, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, the sieved flour, and the baking powder.. Mix well.
-Fill one fourth of each cup with that cupcake mixture.
Add a “large” teaspoon of ricotta.
Cover the ricotta with more cupcake mixture. Make sure to fill only three fourths of each cup.
-Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes.
-Prepare the icing/glacage:
In a bowl pour the icing sugar with a few drops of hot water and mix. Cover with cellophane paper and keep aside (you can use it until the cakes have completely cooled down.
-Cut 6~9 slices of the second lemon. Take off the outer skin.
-As soon as the cakes have completely cooled down, Top with one teaspoon of icing. Spread to make a small circle as in picture above. Top with one slice of lemon.
As this is a cupcake designed for adults, drink a dry white wine with them!