Summary – short, easily procured ingredient list makes tiny and tasty dairy and egg-free cakes. These would be perfect as part of your Thanksgiving appetizer platter.
For my inagural post, and as a new member of Alpha Bakers, I made Molasses Crumb Cakelets.
I actually made the Fourth of July Cheesecake last week! But couldn’t get the post together in time.
Anyway, I will say that these were way easier than the cheesecake.
I don’t have too many pictures because my phone decided to add a bit of a haze, but you will see some of what I ended up with.
First thing, the ingredient list is short, sweet and easy. The only thing I had to make a trip for was the bottle of molasses.
The other “special” item was the mini-muffin tin. And scoops. I love using scoops for portion control on these kind of things.
These came together really easy. Make some crumbs with the flour, sugar salt and oil. Take some out. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix. Scoop out, top with crumbs, bake. Super easy.
Yeah my camera was un-cooperative here. And the baking Pam was a little hyperactive! But they came out pretty good.
Aren’t they cute? They had a little crust but I liked the texture. 2 bites and gone. Yum!
OK, I also
was an idiot did an experiment and baked some like cupcakes in paper. They looked good but when I peeled the paper off, it stuck. Don’t do it.
If I made these again, I would wait til the fall or winter. They weren’t the best thing for mid-July. Of course if you are in the southern hemisphere, and it’s winter, these would be perfect! And I might substitute some honey for molasses and possibly add some cinnamon or other warm spices. These would be pretty good with some goat cheese or mild white cheese, as an appetizer for Thanksgiving. I think I may do that!
I am really looking forward to next week’ project, Kourambiethes.
This post is part of the Alpha Bakers bake along. It’s an online project where a group of food bloggers bake our way through The Baking Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum.
Most of the recipes made during this project will not be shared. If you see something amazing and want to know about the recipe please let me know. You might want to get the book for yourself, or at least check it out from your local library before deciding.