Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Martha Stewart has nothing on Gourmet Gin and Robert Rothschild Farm

This blog post is brought to you by Gourmet Gin and Robert Rothschild Farm :-)

Martha Stewart has nothing on Gourmet Gin and Robert Rothschild Farm.  Well, that is not completely true.  She has a lot on Gourmet Gin.  She is famous, and Gourmet Gin has just a "small" following. Martha Stewart is quite wealthy and Gourmet Gin pinches pennies.  Martha has her own TV show/magazine and Gourmet Gin is just now learning how to post to YouTube   What are the odds that Gourmet Gin (ME) would become as famous as Martha Stewart?  ZERO!  I am alright with that.  I am especially  alright with that when I am introduced to fabulous gourmet food companies like Robert Rothschild Farm.

STOP THIS BLOG POST!!  Alert the blogging world and the foodies in it, Robert Rothschild Farm just might give Martha Steward a run for her money!

Don't take my word for it.  Click here and indulge in some of the most delectable gourmet foods to ever grace your palate and jolt your taste buds!

Got some extra time on your hands?  Do you have a deep maddening desire to bake a moist citrusy cupcake?  Do you want to know a secret ingredient that will make your lemon cupcakes BURST with flavor? (unsweetened lemon drink mix)  How about baking a batch of Gourmet Gin's Lemon Curd Cupcakes? 

Gourmet Gin's Lemon Curd Cupcakes

3 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 package unsweetened lemon drink mix
4 eggs
4 lemons, finely grated 
4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 
1 cup buttermilk
1 jar Robert's Reserve Lemon Curd & Sweet Topping
1 big batch of cream cheese frosting

Directions:  (1) Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Line muffing cups with liners.  (2)  Cream butter, sugar and drink mix until fluffy and yummy.  Add eggs one at a time beating after each.  Beat in lemon zest, vanilla and add flour and buttermilk.  Beat until just combined.  (3)  Fill muffin cups 1/2 full and bake approximately 25 minutes or until the house smell like true citrus goodness!   Cool completely (4) Spread a big tablespoon of Robert's Reserve Lemon Curd &Sweet Topping on top of the cupcake and top with piped cream cheese frosting.  (5)  ENJOY!

If you are among the baking faithful or a devoted cupcake eater, I say unto you, if thou has not yet discovered the most perfect Lemon Curd Cupcake, then look no further!

 Robert's Reserve Lemon Curd & Sweet Topping adds a special dimension that just can't be duplicated (sorry Martha) to these cupcakes. Your only challenge with these cupcakes is to gracefully juggle a way not to eat every single last one of them-OR- not to taste away the entire jar of Robert's Reserve Lemon Curd &Sweet Topping 

Have a safe and happy week!