I was about to type in the title of this post when i realized that i didn’t exactly know the meanings of “Lamb” and “Sheep”.
I know, I know, a kindergartener could probably put me to shame on this, but then again, in my (rather weak) attempt at defence, English is technically not my first language.
I knew that Mary had a lil’ LAMB, but i also knew that Baa Baa was a black SHEEP. And from what i can remember, both of them feature the woolly four legged animals though of different colours.
I then thought of LAMB CHOPS, and wonder why i have never had SHEEP CHOPS. And how a few days ago, how my leather expert of a friend said my wallet is “lamb-skinned” instead of “sheep skinned”.
Anyways, lets not digress too far, so is this a Lamb marshmallow cupcake, or a sheep marshmallow cupcake?
I typed in “Lamb Vs Sheep” into google and got my answer on the first item that showed up.
Lambs are baby sheeps. Lamb chops are baby sheeps served on a plate (is that tragic or wad?), and when adult sheeps are prepared, they are called mutton chops.
AAaaah. we learn something new each day, or at least i did!
I followed Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes book for this, but fortunately, she has it on her site too. Here is the online version
Baa-Baah for now!
U know those dark, fudgy, ooey gooey brownies with a shiny top? Well, these are those, except with topped with a generous sprinkling of walnuts, sliced almonds (i added this myself), chocolate chips and toasted marshmallow. Le sigh, isn’t it a sweet life?
As with most brownies, these are really a no-brainer. All u have to do is just sprinkle your delicious mess of a topping over the baked brownies, and pop it back into the oven for a quick 5 mins ( 10 for me, as i wanted my marshmallow to have that toasted crispy shell )
Amanda of Fake Ginger used these brownies to bribe her little boy to get a haircut. That is one happy boy right there. I didn’t have these to bribe me to get a haircut as a kid. I had to sulk with my lower lip pouting into the salon mirrors.
Rocky Road Brownies Adapted from Fake Ginger (Thanks for sharing the recipe!)
from Martha Stewart
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for pan
1 bag (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup marshmallows
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8-inch-square baking pan. Line bottom with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on two sides; butter paper.
In a heatproof bowl set over (not in) a saucepan of simmering water, combine butter and 1 cup chocolate chips. Heat, stirring occasionally, just until melted, 3 to 5 minutes.
Remove mixture from heat; stir in sugars and salt, then eggs, and finally flour, stirring just until combined. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs attached, 30 to 35 minutes.
Remove from oven, and sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips, then marshmallows and nuts. Bake until chocolate is shiny and marshmallows are puffed, about 5 minutes. Cool completely in pan. Using paper overhang, lift cake onto a work surface; cut into 16 squares.
U know how some things don’t need introduction? That there is a general global knowledge and quite possibly a universal love toward it? I might be exaggerating, but that’s how i feel about Nutella.
I grew up with spooning Nutella straight from the jar and into my mouth, careful to always change my spoon and not double dip because i didnt want my pristine jar of Nutella contaminated.
As for these cupcakes, good generous dollops of Nutella on each was in order.
Because I didn’t say that i stopped licking Nutella off my spoon,
Because adults also need that occasional burst of sheer heaven.
And sheer heaven is what i was trying to deliver with these cupcakes.
Recipe from Khas –> She was my school mate a long long long time ago!!
If u are reading this, HI KHAS! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!
10 tbsp (140 grams) butter, softened
I can’t think of a better way to welcome Christmas than by baking cookies!
12 different cookie recipes to scout, bake and share! Boy, am i psyched!
Thanks Abbey Sweets for letting me join the fun in this bake along.