Merry four-days-til-Christmas! Are you ready? I am so ready! Now don't let me rant about how fast it came and how I can hardly even believe it's in four days and how much wrapping paper I've gone through already and how much more I'm going to go through in the next four days and how I can't wait to see everyone's reactions when they open their presents and and and....Christmas is in four days and I'm excited.
End of story.
I do have another story though! Okay, it's not much of a story but it will do. Who loves Pinterest? Everyone loves Pinterest. And who loves food and secret santas and friends and Christmas? Everyone loves..the aforementioned items. So with that rationale, my friends and I hosted a Pinterest Christmas Party!
It was a grand time. Every one who came brought some food item they had been waiting to try from their Pinterest boards. There was so. much. food. And it was all so good!
What did I bring? Hmm...well I do love cupcakes. And I do love chai tea. I'll let you do the math.
Now I must apologise for the lack of decent pictures. I might have forgotten until the party was underway to take pictures, so these are the results. But nonetheless, I made chai cupcakes.
I was slightly sceptical about the recipe, most of the reviews were pretty negative but i gave it a shot anyways. And I don't know what those grumpy people were complaining about. They really were excellent!
- 1 cup milk
- 3 chai tea bags
- 1/2 cup plain (or vanilla) yogurt
- 3/4 cups white sugar
- 1/4 canola oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 + 1/4 cups flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/3 teaspoon ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- a pinch of black pepper
*Bring milk to a boil in a small saucepan, remove from heat, add tea bags, cover and steep for 10 minutes
*In a small bowl, mix together the milk-tea, yogurt, sugar, oil, and vanilla
*In a larger bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and spices together.
*Pour wet ingredients into the dry and blend until mixed.
*Divide batter into prepared cupcake pan and bake 20-25 minutes.
*Frost with your favourite icing!
I used my regular vanilla with some added cinnamon and cloves to match the spices in the cupcakes.
The flavour of these cupcakes was so identical to chai tea, it blew my mind. I was eating a cupcake and then it was like "Why does it taste like I'm drinking tea?!" It was the most magical and confusing experience ever.
And since this was a Pinterest recipe, I gave them a little credit.
You know our society is sad when the letter "P" stands for Pinterest in so many people's minds, my own included.
Well anyways, Thursday night laundry is calling my name.
Pleasure chattin' with you again. Have a merry Christmas!
Love you all,