Thursday, January 04, 2007

They Say It's My Birthday!!

Cranberry Cuppie I


It's officially the 1-year birthday of 28 Cooks, and I can't tell you how excited I am to have made it this far. I've loved every minute of food blogging - the recipes, the photography, the learning. I've enjoyed the support of other food bloggers, and have made quite a few friends along the way. I've discovered plenty of other food blogs that never seem to stop providing inspiration, good food, and excellent pictures.

Thank you for your support, your encouragement, and your comments. I look forward to the next year, and hope it's just as good, if not better. But for now, let's eat some cake.

Cranberry Cuppie II

Cranberry Cupcakes with Dulce De Leche Frosting
(recipe from December's Gourmet Magazine)
Makes 6 jumbo or 12 regular cupcakes

1 c flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
3/4 stick (6 tbsp) butter, softened
1/2 c sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c whole milk
3/4 c dried cranberries
5 tbsp cream cheese, softened
1/2 c dulce de leche

Preheat oven to 350, and line muffin tin with muffin cup liners. In small bowl, sift flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. With mixer at high speed, beat together butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add egg and vanilla, and mix until combined. Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture and milk, alternately, starting and ending with flour. Mix just until combined. Fold in cranberries. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full, and place in prepared oven. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted in middle of cupcake comes out clean. Remove from oven, and place on wire rack to cool. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and dulce de leche together until whipped. Frost cooled cupcakes with cream cheese mixture. Enjoy!

17 comments:

Special Sauce said...

Hoppy Bird Day, Fiberlicious! The cupcakes look marvy!

Boris Bleistift said...

Allez gute zum geburtstag!!!

laura said...

Happy birthday! I absolutely LOVE your blog. Your food pictures are some of the best, and your recipes are great! I'm browsing the hummus index for ideas for our weekend potluck! :)

SusanV said...

Happy Birthday! I'm a little surprised because when I started blogging, yours was one of the first blogs I found, so I naturally assumed you'd been writing it for a long time. You really set a high standard for the rest of us to follow. Thanks for all your wonderful posts!

gray la gran said...

happy birthday! it's been quite a tasty year :)
and i'm wishing you many more !

Lina said...

Happy Birthday! Celebrating once a year just wasn't good enough for you. I have a feeling you started this blog just to have a second birthday......

NWJR said...

You write well for one so young...

Kalyn said...

Congratulations! The cake looks fabulous.

Catherine said...

Happy birthday Fiber! I'm looking forward to year 2! 28 forever!

Plume said...

Happy birthday and long life to 28 Cook!

LJ said...

Happy Birthday Fiber. I always enjoy the time I spend during work hours drooling over the recipes and pictures. Maybe one day I will once again have a "not for you" bag on my desk. Until then...

Michelle said...

happy birthday! i've certainly enjoyed your blog, though i don't comment often :) pass the cupcakes!

kickpleat said...

happy blog birthday! it's been a wonderful year and boy that cupcake looks great!

Michele said...

Happy Blogiversary to you! Keep those yummy recipes coming, I love them all! :)

Urban Vegan said...

Happy Belated!

Marietta said...

Hi Fibre,
Just came across your blog.Highly impressed and very happy to have discovered so many recipes using flax seeds.
The cupcakes look lovely and would like to make them for my soon to be 6yr old's b'day to take to school.Problem is some kids in class are allergic to eggs,so it would be really good if you could suggest a substitute for the egg.
Hope you reply soon.
Can count me as one of your regulars from now onwards.

Sasha said...

These look yummy!
I will so give them a try.