Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Turkish Delight Cupcakes
A few birthdays ago, my lovely friend Kerry gave me a book aptly called Indulgence Cupcakes by Murdoch Books. I have not previously baked from this book for no reason other than that I overlooked it in favour of other tomes on baking.
However, a few days ago, I was flicking through it, looking for inspiration, when I found a recipe for Turkish Delight Cupcakes. The same recipe is also online here. What really grabbed my attention about these cupcakes is that they incorporated chunks of Turkish Delight chocolate bars. I had three of these chocolate bars in my cupboard that I had bought for a project that never happened, so I thought this was a perfect way to use them up. (The recipe coincidentally called for three bars of Turkish Delight.)
These cupcakes are a chocolate cupcake filled with chunks of chocolate coated Turkish Delight, and iced with a rose-flavoured icing. They are indulgent but delicious. I ran out of icing for the last 4 cupcakes (the recipe made 18 cupcakes), so I left them uniced.
If you or those close to you love Turkish Delight (which one flatmate years ago described to me as a "Dad's chocolate" - she clearly did not like it), then these cupcakes would be perfect. (For the record, I am a fan of Turkish Delight, though not in an Edmund-obsessed kind of way.)