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Cupcakes with Candied Flowers
Cupcakes with Candied Flowers
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                                                                                                          Photo credit: G. Drakopoulos - Food Styling: T. Webb

For the cupcakes:

  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Combine the sugar and butter together in a bowl with a hand whisk, until the mixture becomes fluffy and creamy.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, waiting until each egg has been completely incorporated in the mixture before adding the next one. Scrape down the sides of the bowl when necessary.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together in a bowl and mix. Add the milk and vanilla extract and mix until a smooth batter forms. Use a spoon or a piping bag to fill the cupcake pan slots ¾ of the way.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, making sure the oven rack is placed in the middle of the oven.

For the glaze:

  • Combine the caster sugar with some lemon juice and add some food coloring.
  • Spread over tops of cupcakes.
  • Decorate with candied flowers.

For the candied flowers:

  • Add the egg white, lightly beaten with some water to a bowl. Add a generous amount of sugar to another bowl. Brush the flowers with some egg wash with a paint brush. Dip into sugar to coat.
  • Spread apart on a wire rack to dry, overnight.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

202
Calories (kcal)
10 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

9.6
Total Fat (g)
14 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

5.7
Saturated Fat (g)
29 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

25.5
Total Carbs (g)
10 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

15.1
Sugars (g)
17 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

3.0
Protein (g)
6 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

0.56
Fibre (g)
2 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.38
Sodium (g)
6 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.