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D. Clark, I’m really glad you requested this flavor!  It was a lot of fun to work with, and, according to my co-workers, one of my best recipes yet!  The fun was really in finding a good balance between the lemon and chocolate.  How much should there be of each?  How dark should the chocolate be to counteract the tartness of the lemon.  So, the Marbled Lemon and Chocolate Cupcakes are my response to your challenge.  I hope you enjoy the food porn pics :)

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Maple Walnut Cupcakes with Fresh Candied Walnuts

Mels and I have been talking about how we don’t feel like we’ve been experimental enough recently, which lead to brainstorming.  As I’ve mentioned before, I have a number of…uncultivated resources.  Wild berries, etc.  Current harvests include…fresh organic walnuts.  So I decided that brown sugar/walnut/maple cupcakes would be a really good idea.

Anyhow, I’ve been really like the texture of the cupcakes I’ve made that have nut meal in them, and I incorporated walnut meal into these.  When I ground them, it was fairly apparent they had more oil in them than the hazelnuts did, so I cut a little bit of the canola oil. (more…)

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