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For all of you wonderful cupcake makers... I have one thing to say.. "It ain't as easy as it looks!" I just love looking at all the fun beautiful cupcakes you see all over the place now and I've even watched a video or two of how they just pipe the icing right on top and it looks so easy and professional. This morning I couldn't wait to get up because I had planned on making my very own beautiful cupcakes.
I researched recipes for both the cake and the buttercream. I decided I would make white cupcakes (my favorite) and I found the buttercream recipe that had great reviews. Now to get started. Everyone will be "WOWED" when I am done, they will wonder where this amazing decorator came from!!
My intentions were good, my heart was in the right place.... wasn't it? Look at my sad little cupcakes. My icing didn't just swirl into a perfect Dairy Queen tip. I really want a sweet little Dairy Queen top on my cupcakes... doesn't everyone?? I think maybe I need a bigger tip???
Nevertheless, they taste really good. If you have any pointers for me, I'd love to hear them. I want a pretty cupcake! :(
Now excuse me, I've got 20 some cupcakes to eat so I can practice on the next batch. Want one?
Sunday, July 10, 2011
|The hardest part was transferring my round crust to the grill grates... apparently the ROUND got lost in the transition!|
Preheat Grill 1/2 grill on High and 1/2 on Medium
1 Pizza Dough (For convenience sake I used a Betty Crocker Pizza Dough Box mix)
1 C Shredded Mozzarella
1/4 C Parmesan
7 strips cooked bacon, crumbled
3 large eggs
2 shallot cloves chopped
Flat Leaf Parsley
Salt & Pepper
Place prepared dough on a baking sheet with olive oil. Gently stretch the dough to desired shape making sure that the dough is well oiled on both sides. Do not stretch the dough too thin, 1/8 to 1/4 inch is ideal.
Place the dough on the grill over the high heat side. (This is not as easy as it sounds, next time I will try adding some cornmeal to my platter to make sliding the dough off easier). Cook the dough without touching for about 2 minutes or until grill marks appear on the bottom side. The dough can then be flipped over and put on the medium heat side to be dressed.
Gently crack open three eggs on the top of the pizza and close the lid for 2-3 minutes until the eggs begin to set. Once eggs are set, add cheeses, bacon, shallots, scallions, salt, pepper. Slide the pizza over to the high heat side and cook an additional minute or two. Top with Chives and flat leaf parsley before serving. VOILA... ENJOY!