In September, I started a cupcake adventure. If you haven't read about it yet, you can do so here. ***
I guess I can bake faster than I can blog! That said, here are the shots from the cupcakes I made for St. Patrick's Day.
The dry ingredients are the typical ones you've likely come to expect: flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder.
And, naturally, the batter starts by creaming together these two studs: butter and brown sugar.
Perhaps the name of this post gave you a clue as to what else comprises the batter: pistachios!
No St. Patrick's Day treat would be complete without green dye!
To round out the batter, I alternated adding sour cream and the dry ingredients from the first photo.
...and then the chopped pistachios.
Then, the suckers were baked until brown around the edges.
To make the icing, I started by melting a little bit of butter and water.
Next came the powdered sugar.
And, naturally, more green dye and some vanilla extract.
Green, green, green.
Here's the final product as a group:
...Better make sure these taste good.
Um, YUP! They sure do!