Cava Cupcakes!

It is not easy to do all the filming for CavaTV and taking care of a eight months old baby, that is for sure. So please excuse the not very logical cupcake clip of this week. And seriously I do not know what to do with my shaky hands. I just have to work something out since I can’t rely on Andréas being at home to help me. Well well!

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This week it is cava cupcakes on the menu, and I am so very happy with how they turned out!
Cupcake Jemma was my inspiration but it is actually Leila Lindholm  who is the person behind the recipe I have used today. If you can read Swedish I recommend that you just click Leila’s name here above fore the original recipe. For you who don’t I have translated it here below. The only change I have done is that I have replaced the lemon juice  with Vilarnau’s demo-sec cava.

bild-3Cava Cupcakes (about 48 small)
3 egg’s
2,5 dl sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
100 gr butter
1 dl milk
3,5 dl flower
2 teaspoons bakingsoda
a pinch of salt
0,5 dl semi-sweet cava

Cream cheese frosting
60 gr soft butter
5 dl icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
1 tablespoon lemonjuice
100 gr cream 
cheese
food coloring (optional)

Put the oven on 175 C. Then mix sugar, melted butter and vanilla sugar. When it is fluffy, ad the milk and then the flower and baking soda. When all is mixed, ad the cava and mix gently.
Fill the cups alit more then half and then bake in in the oven for about 15 minutes. 

Mix the ingredients for the frosting and don’t forget to ad the icing sugar through a sieve (spelling??) so you don’t get lumps in the frosting. Then go crazy with the frosting and decorate away!

If yo want to see how I made mine with a baby on the side, just check out out Cava TV clip!
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How to make candle lanterns out of old cava bottles

I got this great idea the other day! Or so I thought…
Since I have so many old cava bottles and it always hurts to throw them away, I thought that I might be able to use them in some way. That’s when I came to think about lanterns. I called my dad, who is “Mr Fix-it-all” and asked if he could take the bottoms off some of my bottles. He did help me to drill some holes in some wen I was making lamp feet some months ago, and I did not think that this was much different. But apparently it was, since dad started to rant on about diamond blades for the saw and the importance of how many turns per minute the saw did (since it can’t go to fast… I don’t know why) etc etc.

So to make a long story short I was advised to go to a glazier. And so I did. You can see how that went if you click the picture below. But I promise that you have not seen the last of the hunt for “How to cut glass yourself”

Happy Thursday everyone! 

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CavaTV 12 – Tortilla de Patata

This is my favorite easy tapas to make, and it is so good!
Every person I know from Spain has their own recipe and here is mine.

For a small one (like in the you tube clip)
2 eggs
4 smal/medium potatos
Pepper & salt
Parsley (optional)

To see how it is done click here.