Lime & Pistachio Cupcakes

Mmm I’ve made these several times recently! I love this unusual combination of flavours – I think it’s quite sophisticated! Well…sophisticated for cupcakes!

What you need
makes 6
for the cake
70g self raising flour
70g caster sugar
58g butter
55g ground pistachio
1 medium egg
2 tablespoons milk

for the icing
140g icing sugar
80g butter
1 lime

equipment
cupcake cases
muffin tin
mixing bowl & spoon
icing bag

Method

Set oven to 160°C (180°C conventional)

Combine all the ingredients for the cake in a bowl and mix well until you have a smooth green goo. If your mix looks a bit dry add an extra spoonful of milk 🙂

Spoon your mixture into cases and don’t be discouraged that at this point it doesn’t look very beautiful – it will all be ok by the end I promise!

beforeoven

mixing bowl

Cook for 22-25mins and leave to cool.

Once cooled it’s time to start your icing. Grate the zest of your lime for decoration at the end. Pop the icing sugar and butter in a bowl and mix carefully until smooth. Once that’s done add the juice of a lime gradually so you can control the taste and consistency – I usually add the whole lime as it’s just so yummy!

Grab your icing bag and decorate each cake.

single cake
This was my best one so you can have a close up 😉

no lime cupcakes

Finally sprinkle the zest over the top of each cake, I find the splash of green makes them look so much more appetising!

cupcake close up b
cupcake close up 4
Scoff and enjoy!

I’ve added an easy print out version of the recipe below 🙂

Zoe

Lime & Pistachio Cupcakes

Yield: 6 cupcakes

Lime & Pistachio Cupcakes

Ingredients

    for the cake
  • 70g self raising flour
  • 70g caster sugar
  • 58g butter
  • 55g ground pistachio
  • 1 medium egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
    for the icing
  • 140g icing sugar
  • 80g butter
  • 1 lime

Instructions

  1. Set oven to 160°C (180°C conventional)
  2. Combine all the ingredients for the cake in a bowl and mix well until you have a smooth green goo. If your mix looks a bit dry add an extra spoonful of milk 🙂
  3. Spoon your mixture into cases and don't be discouraged that at this point it doesn't look very beautiful - it will all be ok by the end I promise!
  4. Cook for 22-25mins and leave to cool.
  5. Once cooled it's time to start your icing. Grate the zest of your lime for decoration at the end. Pop the icing sugar and butter in a bowl and mix carefully until smooth. Once that's done add the juice of a lime gradually so you can control the taste and consistency - I usually add the whole lime as it's just so yummy!
  6. Grab your icing bag and decorate each cake.
  7. Finally sprinkle the zest over the top of each cake, I find the splash of green makes them look so much more appetising!
  8. Scoff and enjoy!
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Marmite Spaghetti (for true Marmite addicts)

Now before you say anything I know that to be adding Marmite to you spaghetti you have to be pretty darn fond of the stuff, but I find that other recipes tend to only give a hint where as mine packs more of a Marmite-y punch!

This is a super quick and incredibly purse friendly dinner that’s so filling and comforting – perfect for these autumnal nights where you get home and it’s already dark.

So here is my version, amping up the marmite and reducing the butter…does that mean we can also say it’s a healthier version? Maaaaaybe…?

marmite-spaghetti-1
It’s quite hard to make a bowl of beige look as good as it tastes!

What you need
serves 1
1 serving of spaghetti (I’ll let you be the judge of that)
1 generous teaspoon Marmite
1 teaspoon Butter
Boiling water with a sprinkle of salt
Grated cheese to sprinkle on top (cheddar is perfect)

2 saucepans

Method

  1. Get the pasta boiling in one of your pans.
  2. While that’s bubbling away add the marmite and butter into your other saucepan and melt over a low heat and stir regularly.
  3. When the pasta is cooked to your liking save about 200ml of the pasta water in a mug.
  4. Strain the pasta and pop it back in the pan.
  5. Add the water to your buttery marmite concoction and give it a good stir.
  6. Pour the sauce into your pasta pan and stir it through so it all gets a good coating.
  7. Throw it all in a bowl and add as much cheese as you please!

Yum!

marmite-spag
Alllll the cheese
marmite-spag-close-up
ahhh yeah!

If you want to print this recipe out, use the easy to print version below 🙂

Zoe

Marmite Spaghetti (for true Marmite addicts)

Marmite Spaghetti (for true Marmite addicts)

Ingredients

  • 1 serving of spaghetti (I'll let you be the judge of that)
  • 1 generous teaspoon Marmite
  • 1 teaspoon Butter
  • Boiling water with a sprinkle of salt
  • Grated cheese to sprinkle on top (cheddar is perfect)

Instructions

  1. Get the pasta boiling in one of your pans.
  2. While that's bubbling away add the marmite and butter into your other saucepan and melt over a low heat and stir regularly.
  3. When the pasta is cooked to your liking save about 200ml of the pasta water in a mug.
  4. Strain the pasta and pop it back in the pan.
  5. Add the water to your buttery marmite concoction and give it a good stir.
  6. Pour the sauce into your pasta pan and stir it through so it all gets a good coating.
  7. Throw it all in a bowl and add as much cheese as you please!
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