Dreaming of Spring Lavender Cupcakes
1/3 cwhole milk
3 Tbspdried lavender buds...be sure they are pesticide free
1 cunbleached all purpose flour
1 1/2 tspbaking powder
3 Tbspbutter at room temperature...can use unsalted but i like the flavor better with salted...
12 smallsprigs of lavender, optional
THE BEST FROSTING
1/2 cshortening ( i tend to use all butter...your choice
1 cgranulated sugar not the powdered
How to Make Dreaming of Spring Lavender Cupcakes
- Infuse the milk with the lavender buds over night in fridge.
*Mix batter and frosting milk in one cup and than just divide before baking.Strain out buds before using.
Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and butter until a "sandy" consistency.Add lavender infused milk until well mixed.
Beat in egg and mix well.
- Bake at 325 degrees 20 - 25 mins.Cool
For the frosting:
Cream butter and sugar...set aside.
Heat (lavender infused)milk in saucepan and slowly add cornstarch a tablespoon at a time over low heat . Stir constantly until thickened. Cool till barely warm...
about 5 - 10 mins.
Add a small portion of the cornstarch mixture to sugar mixture using a electric mixer. Continue adding and whipping till all milk mixtuer is gone....whip till fluffy and sugar granules are gone.
I tint the icing with a little bit of blue,red and yellow food coloring to make it a light lavender color.
These are so good!!!