Wednesday, October 22, 2008

IC Earth : Cheese

Once again it's time of the IC-Earth challenge. This month's ingredient is cheese. There are a variety of cheese available which I could use. What cheese shall I use? I decided on blue cheese. I was wondering what flavours I could combine with blue cheese. What goes well with blue cheese. WINE? I like wine and cheese and that's my cupcake flavour for this month's challenge. I chose to make a chocolate wine cupcake with chocolate, blue cheese frosting.
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Wine and cheese chocolate cupcakes

1 cup flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp cinnamon
2 Tbl cocoa
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup sugar
¼ cup red wine
2 egg yolks

Blue cheese chocolate ganache
1.5 tsp blue cheese (a small cube)
½ cup cream
1/8 tsp ground coffee
2 heaped Tbl icing sugar
100gr dark chocolate

Method
Preheat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius. Sieve the dry ingredients. Add the sugar. In a medium bowl combine the egg yolks, oil ant the red wine. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until combined. If the mixture is too stiff add a little more wine or water. Fill six cupcake liners. Bake for about 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Blue cheese chocolate ganache
In a medium bowl chop the chocolate. Mix the cream, blue cheese and the coffee until small bubbles start to appear on the sides. Pour the cream on the chocolate leave to stand for one minute then mix till the chocolate mixture is smooth. Leave to cool. Then whip it and decorate.

Makes 6 cupcakes.

37 comments:

Stacey said...

oh my gosh! I kept looking at the main picture thinking "well where is the cupcake"
THE FLOWER IS THE CUPCAKE. its sooooo beautiful. (beautifully delicious!!)

ღ Sara ღ said...

meravigliossooooo!!!! sei bravissima davvero!! complimentissimi!!

cakewardrobe said...

That looks absolutely delicious! You are going to have to teach us your flower method!

VeggieGirl said...

Absolutely amazing. How do you do it?!?!?!?! :0)

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Wow that rose is INSANELY good!!!

Girl Japan said...

Oh... goodness at first glance I thought that was a life life flower dipped for coloring but it is one of your fabulous talents.... fab fab fab!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

Those are gorgeous! I love it!

rhid said...

These are so detailed! They'd be wonderful as individual gifts - really intricate!

eatme_delicious said...

Gorgeous cupcake! A wine and cheese cupcake sounds very intriguing.

Andrea said...

Oh my gosh, I cannot believe your frosting abilities. Look at that rose! What a creative flavor combination. How did the blue cheese and chocolate pair? I bet it was unexpectedly good!

Lorraine E said...

LOL I also couldn't see the cupcake at first it looked so realistic!

SweetBites said...

what a stunning cupcake! u hve certainly awed many bloggers across the globe with ur 'butter cream rose cupcakes'.

Sweetiepie said...

Wow!the chocolate rose looks so real.This recipe is so challenging to make.Yummy!!!!:)

Irene said...

Wow, how creative!

thecoffeesnob said...

Oh wow you're sooo talented! That rose and the two cartoon cakes you made in the previous posts are just gorgeous! You've definitely got my vote :)

Emiline said...

The rose is gorgeous! You are so talented.

Good luck to you in this challenge. I'll have to vote for you again.

Dee said...

How do you come up with these ideas, Snooky? And your work is getting better every time I visit. Amazing!

Adam said...

Wow you are the original inventor of the word original. This is a great idea... red wine, why yes I will :)

I have a feeling you could combine gym socks and chocolate to make it delicious, I have that much faith :)

marjlet said...

quante cose belissime mi sono persa!ultimamente ci sono stata poco:( sto spulciando il tuo blog perche mi servono dei cap cake buonissimi... e tu sai la regina! io mai fatti!
un bacio

Steph said...

That rose looks so realistic and delicate! You are really talented and have my vote!! As usual, I think your creations are just too beautiful to eat!

CookiePie said...

How creative and interesting! I bet they're delicious. And they look beautiful!!

Maria said...

Your flowers are perfect! I would have a hard time eating it because it is so gorgeous...well maybe! I am sure I would give in:)

Sophie said...

For a second there, I thought that rose was real! You definitely have these cupcakes down! I still haven't made mine for this month...the ingredients are getting tougher and tougher :P.

Gretchen Noelle said...

Wow! What fun! Wine & cheese!! I love your chocolate flower - incredible!!!

dessertobsessed said...

WOW!!!!!!!!! your rose cupcake is sooooooooo amazing! your are so talented! how did you do that?! it must've taken hours to perfect!

Nazarina A said...

I am in awe of such a perfect chocolate creation!

I have an award for you!!!IT is perfect for your post! Here is the link

http://giddygastronome.blogspot.com/2008/10/happy-halloween-eat-drink-and-be-scary.html

i dolci di laura said...

sono senza parole! come vorrei imparare anche io a fare le rose così! non è che puoi mettere le istruzioni passo passo (magari anche in italiano) ne sarei strafelicissima! bacioni
laura

linda said...

The rose is just too pretty!
How did the frosting taste?

Dolcetto said...

Non smetterò mai di stupirmi della tua bravura! Queste rose sembrano vere!

Micaela said...

Sei incredibilmente bravissima!!! ma come fai??? sei più brava di una pasticcera!!! ;-P
buon weekend

susan said...

oh my goodnessss~
i cannot get over how beautiful and perfect your frosting flower is!! and the cupcake looks great!

Bunny said...

Gorgous cupcake!!

Spogden said...

OMG that cupcake sounds de-lish, not to mention its gorgeous! Great job!!!

Spogden said...

OMG that cupcake sounds de-lish, not to mention its gorgeous! Great job!!!

Fabby's Cupcaker ;) said...

I love the perfect rose in cupcake!!!

Ms Ashley said...

These looks awesome...

Have any ideas for the Cranberry Challenge? I think I might make mine this week!

R khooks said...

What a beautiful cupcake! You certainly have a talent for sugarcraft.