Conditions were ripe for baking this afternoon. The combination of rainy weather and bored kids nagging for a treat sent me to the pantry in earnest. We ploughed into some extreme freestyle cookery. Working without a recipe is much like offroading without a GPS. Using only my finely tuned instincts as a guide I ended up with Cherry Ripe Cup Cakes.
125 g butter
A few heaped tablespoons of brown sugar (how come you taste so good now, yeh yeh yeh wooooooooooooooooo)
2 heaped tablespoons of cocoa powder
1 cup shredded coconut
1 tin of cherries
2 cups self raising flour
Method to my madness
Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and cocoa powder. Stir in coconut and cherries. Stir in sifted flour. Put mixture into cake patties and cook for about 15 minutes.
At this point in the proceedings P1 sneered “How are you going to make that into a cake?”
My offroading metaphor is appropriate for the finished product. It looks like a muddy dirt track but tastes alot better.