Easy St Patrick's Day Cupcakes for Two & that Stringy Stuff in your Egg

Friday, March 7, 2014

These St Patrick's Day cupcakes are easy to make and perfect for two!  No need to bake a whole batch to have a treat tonight.
Easy St Patrick's Day Cupcakes for Two. Indulge without ruining your diet! This recipe from Anyonita Nibbles bakes only 4 cupcakes!
Yield 4 cupcakes; 1/3 of a dozen

Easy St Patrick's Day Cupcakes for Two

Couples and small families tend to get left out of the baked goods loop. Junk food seems to come in dozens or half dozens, so one or two things usually happens in my house:
  1. We each eat two of everything so that nothing's wasted, which means more sugar, which isn't exactly healthy or
  2. We eat our fill and then leave the rest in the snack basket with the intention of finishing it off later, but never actually getting around to it until it's time to toss it in the bin.
Easy St Patrick's Day Cupcakes | Anyonita Nibbles

 Hoping to break the cycle, I've challenged myself with making most of our junk food, but doing it in family-sized portions that don't encourage overeating or waste. That's when these St Patrick's Day cupcakes were born! 



How to bake just four cupcakes | Anyonita Nibbles
I saw a popular Pinterest recipe for just two cupcakes and that was my starting point. But the cupcakes that recipe produced weren't very nice. They were a bit ... rubbery and too salty and too eggy. Plus, the recipe only yielded two cupcakes and there are three of us in my family! So it was back to the drawing board and on my second attempt, I came up with these babies!

The strigny stuff in your eggs can impair the taste of baked goods | Anyonita Nibbles
They're pretty much the perfect cupcake. There's not loads of them so there wasn't any waste. They're fun and perfect for a small St Patrick's Day celebration. They're not salty or eggy, thanks to a discovery I made involving eggs. You know that stringy bit inside the white? It's called the chalaza (kuh-LAY-za) and it's the pesky little culprit known for making baked goods taste eggy. It reacts to salt in baked goods and emphasizes the eggy taste (if you're sensitive to the eggy taste in baked goods, that is). I am. It's one of the reasons I'm not a big fan of cakes. Most cakes taste like eggs to me and it's a bit revolting. I promise, if you follow this recipe, your cupcakes will not taste eggy!

Don't get pinched on the 17th, fill your kitchen with delicious St Patrick's Day food:

Ingredients:

How to get the eggy taste out of your baked goods | Anyonita Nibbles

For the St Patrick's Day Cupcakes for Two
1/4 cup plain/all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking powder, heaped
1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg white, chalaza sifted out
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp butter, melted
2 tbsp milk
green paste color
chocolate frosting

Inside of a St Patrick's Day Cupcake | Anyonita Nibbles

Instructions:

Easy St Patrick's Day Cupcakes for Two
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F
  2. Whisk the egg white and sugar until combined
  3. Add all of the vanilla and butter and stir well
  4. Add flour and baking powder and stir until smooth
  5. Pour in milk and food coloring and stir
  6. Divide the batter into four cupcake cases
  7. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until set
  8. Cool completely and frost with chocolate frosting and decorate with St Patrick's shamrock sprinkles

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Four St Patrick's Day Cupcakes for Two | Anyonita Nibbles

6 comments:

  1. I, too, tried that same recipe from Pinterest and found I didn't care for it. I'm going to try yours and, judging from my past experiences with your recipes, I'm sure I will love it! Best of all, since it's only hubby and I, he won't eat a million cupcakes!

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  2. This is brilliant! Thanks for figuring it all out for us :)

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  3. Since this is a house of 2 I am going to try this recipe! Thank you!

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  4. These are so cute. Perfect for St Patty's day.

    And thanks for the tip on Chlaza. the eggy smell is always a bother in our house.

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  5. I had no idea about the "extra eggy" taste...interesting!

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week!

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  6. Very nice. I hate throwing stuff out, but I don't want to eat it all either. Great idea! I had no idea about the stringy part of the egg. I usually take it out, but only because for some reason it grosses me out. Now I have a logical reason. I love that! Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas

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