Food Friday – Carrot Cake Cupcakes for Easter….

 

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Happy Friday sweet friends,

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when you read this I am probably already out and running errands. I have a long list today and I am not sure if I can tick off every little thing but let´s see. I still need to get some things for our trip and I also have some appointments today. Also I am trying out make pulled pork at home for our cuban sandwiches for dinner tonight. Let´s see how this will work out.

But anyways, since Easter is right around the corner and you want to try something new regarding your Easter bruch traditions today is the day. I have made my famous carrot cake for years and always in the shape of an actual cake but for this year I wanted to make it a little cuter and went with carrot cake cupcakes instead.

The recipe absolutely stays the same (you can view it here) I just filled the batter into a smaller cake tin. I used 1 tablespoon of batter for each which made about 24 cupcakes. The frosting also stays the same, the only difference it that you should probably use a piping bag to add it onto the cool cupcakes.

I garnished them with marzipan carrots but in fact you can use whatever spring or easter like animal/food you prefer.

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Crowd Pleaser – simple and easy mediteranian bread salad…

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Good morning guys,

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since Spring hit us hard the last few days all I can think about is light clothes and flower prints and BBQ. We had or first BBQ on Sunday and I can tell that I missed it so when I went grocery shopping for our BBQ I couldn´t decide at all what to make the day after cause somehow I wanted all. Spring and summer food is in my opinion much easier than the dishes for the rest of the year since many of them evolve fresh greens which don´t need to be cooked and are done in a very short amount of time.

I made this salad both in Summer and in Winter and people always loved it. It has always been the first dish which was gone so I say let´s make some cause it really tastes delicious and is so simple. Be sure to make a lot of it cause it really is a crowd pleaser. Don´t know exactly if it is because of the wide variety of ingredients or the crisp roasted Italian bread on top.

Ingredients for the salad:

-ciabatta (roast in pan with olive oil for the extra crunch)

-rocket

-cherry tomatoes

-dried tomatoes

-pine nuts

-red onions

-garlic

-parmesan cheese grated

-olive oil

for the dressing:

-olive oil

-black balsamic vinegar

-honey

-salt and pepper

-lemon juice

Just throw all the things together and whip up that fabulous dressing and your delicious salad is ready to serve. 

Be sure to have a bite cause it will go fast. 

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