Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hi everyone!

Wow, I definitely took some time off from blogging after LOAD.  Oops - it wasn't supposed to be this long!

In honour of St. Patrick's Day, I decided that this week's new-to-me recipe would be Guinness Cupcakes, with Bailey's Irish Cream buttercream frosting.  And I'm not even Irish!! ;)  This is where I got the recipe:

The only tweak I made to the recipe - after reading some of the reviews - was that I used 1/2 cup less of the icing sugar for the frosting.  And I didn't use any milk in the frosting - all Bailey's, baby!

The ingredients:
The first batch fresh out of the oven!

And the completed cupcakes!  Some of my frosting work isn't that great, but I don't think my co-workers will mind.

I don't really taste the Guinness in the cupcake itself.  To me, it just takes like a good chocolate.  So I'd say the Guinness enhances the chocolate flavour.  You can definitely taste the Bailey's in the icing, though. :)

I didn't post last week's new-to-me recipe here, I just mentioned it on Facebook.  I had leftover Pomegranate juice from the roast I made on my birthday, and I remembered seeing a recipe for a Pomarita (pomegranate margarita) a while back, and I found it!!  Here is the recipe for the Pomarita:

So sue me, I don't have any Margarita glasses in the house - I had to make due with a wine glass. :)  Regardless, it was very tasty!!!  And the best thing? I still have a bit of pomegranate juice, so I can make more.  Yay!

Thanks for looking, and I hope you have a great St. Paddy's Day!

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