It's Too Yummy Tuesday!
On select Tuesdays I share delicious recipes either inspired by my books or that are just plain delicious!
Today I welcome author Jess Buffett, who is sharing an absolutely decadent bakery recipe inspired by the hot baker in her book, Always Been You. Welcome, Jess! Tell us about this dessert!
We all love the cupcake, and cheesecakes are popular, too. They’re traditional desserts that every generation is familiar with...but how about putting a spin on it. By combining two delicious desserts, you can come up with a unique taste and flavour all on its own. Something my character Seth from Always Been You does regularly. As a baker and a father he is always looking for new ideas to keep people (and children) happy and content.
This little treat does just that.
Vanilla and white chocolate cheesecake cupcakes
● Cupcakes 115g unsalted butter
● 115g caster sugar
● 2 eggs
● 115g self raising flour
● 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
● 2 tablespoons of milk
● Topping 175g white chocolate
● 175g cream cheese
● 6 tablespoons of creme fraiche
● 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
● 6 tablespoons of icing sugar
1 Preheat the oven to 180’c (gas 4)
2 Beat 115g unsalted butter and 115g caster sugar together in a bowl. Then beat in 2 eggs and sift in 115g self raising flour. Then stir in a teaspoon of vanilla extract and 2 tablespoons of milk.
3 Spoon the mixture into paper cases (only about half way) and bake for about 15-20 mins or until golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
4 For the topping, melt 175g white chocolate (proper chocolate - no Hershey’s please!!) in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Beat together 175g cream cheese, 6 tablespoons of creme fraiche, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 6 tablespoons of icing sugar and add the melted chocolate. Smooth the mixture over the cakes and refrigerate until set. Decorate to make them look pretty (e.g hearts!)
Seth Hall returns to his hometown for the first time in eleven years. Now a father of two, he vows not to let his past intervene when he sets up a happy, stable life for them. That is, until Jared, the boy who had broken his heart all those years ago, turns up wanting a chance with him.
Jared Stewart thought he had lost his only chance to be with Seth. When Seth finally comes home, Jared makes it his mission to catch Seth once and for all but unfortunately not everyone wants that to happen.
Will they be finally able to make a life for themselves together? Or will they be torn apart again, by people they thought they could trust?