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Recipe: Camomile Vanilla Cupcakes by Ruby Tandoh - Little Observationist
I picked up Ruby Tandoh’s beautiful baking book, Crumb when it was published in the UK in September or October when the colourful leaves were still clinging to branches. I paged through it and stuck little pieces of paper in to mark the recipes I thought sounded most interesting (and the photographs that looked the most tempting – which, believe me, there are plenty). After my long walk to Marylebone last weekend, I decided to have a lazy Sunday and make something delicious to make for a more cheerful Monday. Flipping through, I settled on her Camomile Vanilla Cupcakes, so I thought I’d share. Ingredients: 225g unsalted butter 160ml milk 6 camomile tea bags 160g caster sugar 3 large eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 210g plain flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder Pinch of salt 200-300g icing sugar Preheat your over to 180C / 350F. Find your 12-hole muffin tin and put pretty paper cases inside. (I like these, these and these, if you’ve just put them on your shopping list! These are cool too if you want to eliminate the need for a muffin tin.) Using a small pan, heat the butter, milk and teabags on low. Once the butter has completely …