Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Who's Cuisine Reigns Supreme?

Today, in kitchen stadium, reigning Iron Chef Sara battled Iron Chef Ruby and Iron Chef Bridget. The secret ingredient was play dough (or in my case cupcakes). Chefs Ruby and Bridget came in strong with an array of appetizers like Pink Hippopotamus Pizza and Rainbow eggs. But the clincher that stole the show was Chef Bridget's Birdie Cake.
The iron Chefs display their interesting dishes.
Here Iron Chef Bridget laugh manically to find she beat her fierce competitors.
It was a close competition, as Iron Chef Sara brought a decadent Coconut cupcake with Marshmallow whipped frosting to the table. But alas, the mastery of play dough wins out every time.

COCONUT CUPCAKES

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup coconut flakes
1 teaspoon baking powder
¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
1 ¼ cup sugar
3 eggs
¾ cups coconut milk
1 vanilla bean

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. With the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar together until light. Add the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla and coconut milk and mix on low speed. Finally, sift the dry ingredients directly into the bowl and mix well on a low-medium speed. Spoon the batter into muffin tins lined with paper. Bake for 18 minutes. Cool on a rack. Frost with Marshmallow Frosting and dust with coconut.

MARSHMALLOW FROSTING
1 ½ cups sugar
1 Tablespoon corn syrup
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
Pinch of salt
1/3 cup water
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a double broiler, combine the sugar, corn syrup, cream of tartar, salt, water, and eggs and beat over simmering water for three minutes or until the mixture is hot. Remove from heat- add vanilla, and immediately begin whipping for three minutes or so, until the mixture is light and fluffy.

7 comments:

Stephanie McGee said...

Hee hee. Those photos are priceless! The cupcakes look delicious. Thanks for sharing.

bonnie said...

what a cute post, love the photo of her laughing...great cupcakes..

sweetlife

Brook said...

They are so stinking cute!!! I miss you guys-your not interested in coming down to the hot as h--- part of the state for a visit are you?

We Are Not Martha said...

I would have died for that play Dough when I was a kid!

Found your blog through 5 Star Foodie and think it's fabulous :)

Oh, the coconut cupcake also looks like heaven!

Sues

Cinnamon-Girl said...

They are adorable! And very creative! Their going to be experts at working with fondant some day. The cupcakes look scrumptious...it's too hot to bake here...please pass me one...or two!

Nirmala said...

So cute. I made a very extensive cute cupcake with coconut. Too much time. Take a look.

http://nirmalascookingcorner.blogspot.com/search?q=cupcake

Danelle said...

Funny! And that marshmallow frosting looks really good!