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Making fairy cakes without kitchen scales.

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tracyk Sun 02-Sep-07 07:53:29

I have measuring things in spoon sizes and cup sizes.
Anyone have qtys measured in either of these?
Last time I 'guessed' - they didn't rise - maybe too much butter or eggs?

Roskva Sun 02-Sep-07 09:19:45

Do a google search for american recipes - the quantities are rountinely given in cups in the US, and I think Australia

Scootergrrrl Sun 02-Sep-07 09:24:04

This is a great recipe for 123 cake which I'm sure you could use for fairy cakes - a small pot of yogurt (plain or caramel) then use the empty pot to meaure out a pot of vegetable oil, two pots of caster sugar and 3 pots of self-raising flour then add three eggs.
Mix and bake!

daisyandbabybootoo Sun 02-Sep-07 09:25:03

Try this one

all purpose flour is self raisin (I think)

shortening is whatever fat you are using.

daisyandbabybootoo Sun 02-Sep-07 09:25:36

oooppps i mean raising obv.

MingMingtheWonderPet Sun 02-Sep-07 09:53:11

scootergrrl - we love that recipe here, great way for little ones to cook. Always turns out well too.

Meridian Sun 02-Sep-07 12:42:24

Vanilla Cupcakes

Ingredients:

2 cups self raising flour (or plain flour adding a 1/2 tsp salt and 1 tsp baking powder)
1 1/4 cups caster sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter or margarine (softened)
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs


Preheat the oven to 375 F

Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Then add half of the flour to the butter beating well. Add half the milk and beat well then add the eggs one at a time. Add the rest of the flour then the remaining milk and the vanilla mixing till smooth, divide into paper cases and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the cupcakes are golden on top and spring back when touched lightly in the centre.

MrsBadger Sun 02-Sep-07 12:45:03

did this at guide camp once
coat hanger with a freezer bag hanging from each end - balance other ingredients against the eggs wink

MingMingtheWonderPet Sun 02-Sep-07 12:53:23

What would be the proportions though, Mrs badger. What should be heavier and what lighter than the eggs?
Very intriguing (and deffo very girl guide-ish smile)

MrsBadger Sun 02-Sep-07 12:56:26

er, everything should be the same weight as the eggs

butter
sugar
eggs (obviously wink)
self-raising flour

MingMingtheWonderPet Sun 02-Sep-07 14:01:12

Oh right, I get it now!!
Sorry, I was being very dim.

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