Believe it or not, this gal had to produce a dinner for two. Not too romantic. Just nice. Impressive. Cooking for someone for the first time is a daunting task. You have to pull out all your tricks. You have to make it seem like it was no big deal. You have to look good.
I totally looked good. Dinner was a roasted buttercup squash, goat cheese and prosciutto galette with thyme and vanilla pepper…..served with a simple arugula salad. I had some awesome beer for accompanying drinks…magical.
Dessert! That’s where I was lost. What to make? Not too romantic….too soon. Not too lame….cookies just won’t do. Impressive. Easy.
Cupcakes for two. I found a recipe that makes just two cupcakes.
How perfect! Some awesome icing, a cupcake decoration competition…this was the best way to end the evening.
The best part about this recipe is that you can make it in one bowl….with a fork. No beaters. No creaming butter.
You can make them fancy….stuff them with blueberry curd and lime-salted caramel icing.
Or leave them plain! Nothing like vanilla with some chocolate icing. Or even just a simple glaze. The choice is yours!
And!!! None left to taunt you and make you stuff too many cupcakes into your face. Or does that only happen to me?
FYI…the suitor never made it past round two. I did not approve.
Vanilla Cupcakes for Two
1 egg white
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 heaping teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1 1/2 tablespoons milk
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and line your muffin tin with two liners.
In a medium bowl, whisk together egg white and sugar until thoroughly combined. Whisk in butter and vanilla until fully incorporated. Add in flour, baking powder, and salt, and stir until completely incorporated. Stir in milk.
Divide the batter between the two liners, and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until cake is set.