Today I have been asked to share a couple of my recipes for the perfect baby shower on the amazing site Lunch Pails and Lipstick. Click HERE to head over to this blog to see their featured blogger’s picks with Nordstrom and enter their next three weeks of giveaways! Including a bugaboo stroller! I love the lunchpailsandlipstick site so much! They have such great tips for fashion, fitness, beauty…. just about everything for us busy ladies! And their giveaways…. simply amazing! I am so happy to be a part of this blog and hope you love the recipes I am sharing!
Boston Cream Cupcakes
If you like moist, custard filled cupcakes with chocolate…. this is for you! Let’s get started on how to make these babies. Pun intended?
Heat up your milk real good.
Here’s what you will need to start your “oh so good” custard.
Egg yolks only people. Get your separating skills on!
Take some of that hot milk and slowly add it to the egg mixture while constantly whisking. This tempers the egg mixtures so it does not cook the eggs. We want creamy smooth custard, not lumpy egg bits custard. Then do it again.
Now you can add the egg mixture to the heated milk and whisk constantly over medium heat until it is nice and thick.
Once it thickens up, take it off the heat. Add the butter and vanilla extract and whisk until it is smooth. You are going to want to dive in with a spoon at this point, but resist! You will need every bit of this yumminess in your cupcake. Good things come to those that wait…. at least in this instance!
Now it is time to make that batter…oh that batter… It is so paddle licking good!
Just look at this stuff! Don’t you just want to lick that bowl clean? Maybe I am just a batter eating/ loving freak! Just maybe.
No liners for this cupcake. Just make sure you grease up the cupcake pan real good and generous like.
I like to use my ice cream scoop to fill my cupcake pan. Makes life real easy and less messy.
After they bake, take them out of the pan carefully and let them cool completely on a baking rack.
Here we go… to assembling these beauties! Cut the top 1/3 off and cut a wide cone shaped piece out of the bottom half. Good news… you won’t need those pieces so go ahead and pop them in your mouth and the mouths of your kiddos if yours are like mine and just salivating and waiting for a bite of anything!
Fill them up generously with the custard you didn’t devour earlier because of your amazing superhero willpower.
Drizzle the tops of each cupcake with the chocolate ganache and let it drip freely because that is how it should be.
Now look what you made. Wow… good job! Beauty and deliciousness…. best combination ever!
For the full printable recipe, click HERE
Mixed Berry Salad with a Vanilla Vinaigrette
This my friends may be one of the best salads you will ever eat period. Mark. My. Words.
For the full printable recipe click HERE.
What do you all think…. amazingness to serve at your next perfect baby shower? I think…no scratch that… I know it will be! Because good food is a must at any perfect gathering! Give it a try and don’t forget to let me know how much it was loved. Check back regularly for more amazing recipes and food talk!