Happy Valentines Peanut Butter Yummies

Happy Valentines Peanut Butter Yummies

Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry

Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry

There was a special little something that caught my eye the other week that the lovely Nancy had made who writes the blog Feasting With Friends.  That was Peanut butter cupcakes {with vanilla buttercream & peanut brittle} – you can find here recipe here:- Nancy’s Peanut butter cupcakes

I dithered and dallied long enough that I could wait no longer to try it and that just happened to coincide with Valentines.  I didn’t have quite all the ingredients, so had to do some doctoring on the recipe, plus wanted to dress it up in Valentines theme for all you lovely bloggers so that I could wish you an official Happy Valentines!

Happy Valentines Peanut Butter Yummies

Happy Valentines Peanut Butter Yummies

What do they taste like I hear you ask?

Absolutely delicious.  I didn’t put the peanut brittle on, as I replaced this with champagne chocolate hearts.  I also didn’t have as much cream as in Nancys recipe, but have made up buttercream icing many a time with just icing sugar, butter and vanilla essence, just mixing the quantities until you get it to the consistency you feel you can decorate with (which is  not my strong point, decorating that is).

The fairycake bit is heavier than a traditional fairycake, the peanut is not overwhelming as one might think it to be sickly sweet but it isn’t.

I used rock salt in my buttercream icing with a dash of the double cream I had left, the salt brought out the peanut taste beautifully which was complimented by the buttercream.

Happy Valentines Peanut Butter Yummies

Happy Valentines Peanut Butter Yummies

 How do you make it?

Happy Valentines Peanut Butter Yummies

Ingredients for the fairycake

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup milk
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 ounces (1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons) peanut butter

Directions

Set the oven to 170 C.  Get your cupcake liners ready in the tin, 12 of them.

Whisk the flour, sugar and baking soda together.

Add the vanilla, milk and egg, beating slowly until smooth.

This bit I think is a definite Nancy special, she says:

In a small saucepan, over medium heat, combine the water, butter and peanut butter. Heat just until everything is melted, combined and smooth. Remove from heat and stir into the flour mixture on low speed. Mix just until it comes together.

Then pour the mixture in to the paper liners, bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned and come out clean when a toothpick inserted.

Cool before decorating.

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients

1 cup unsalted butter softened

3-4 cups icing sugar

1/4 tsp salt (I use rock salt)

2 tsp vanilla extract

dash of water

Directions

Mix the butter until light and creamy, slowly add in the icing sugar until incorporated, then the vanilla extract.  Beat until you find the consistency you need to work with, if necessary add a touch of water.  If too runny add more icing sugar.  I added a dash of double cream, only because I had a touch left, Nancy’s recipe uses much more and I am sure tastes delicious.  Please pop by to her recipe to find the more luxurious version.

I also did not add the peanut brittle as I topped with chocolate hearts, however if you wish to find out how to do this, which I will do next time, again pop by to Nancys.

Her latest recipe is a Tropical Quick bread which looks divine, take a peek here:  Tropical Quick Bread – I wouldn’t mind having this at my next Tea Party, which folks is due to be posted this Tuesday 17th February, if you wish to find out more about it, please click here:-  Tea with Justine

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Happy Valentines All!  I hope you have a lovely weekend, Justine xx

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  40 comments for “Happy Valentines Peanut Butter Yummies

  1. February 14, 2015 at 10:42 AM

    WANT THESE!! They look extremely yummy. I could even get over the heart shapes — I’m anti-romantic and don’t fancy hearts. Oops.

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    • February 14, 2015 at 1:05 PM

      haha, so you will accept a chocolate heart from me my kitty wife? PS they have champagne in them, so i think you could handle it right? x

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  2. February 14, 2015 at 11:15 AM

    Omg, rock salt with chocolate? I love it. You totally got me. I’m buying a ticket to London now!
    Very sweet post, fablovely! Thank you for thinking of us. You’re a sweetheart. Happy Valentine!!

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    • February 14, 2015 at 1:06 PM

      haha thank you love your reaction and Happy Valentines sweetie, missed you last few days, but not had time to think let alone blog….hope your having some treats this weekend?xxx

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      • February 14, 2015 at 2:14 PM

        Missed you too. I’ve been blogging much less this week or very late. Time was running fast and my agenda was a bit funky. The girls have been busy tweeting and partying though. Envy!!!
        Let’s recover the lost time!
        Xx

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        • February 14, 2015 at 2:27 PM

          haha yes they have, i would have envied but i cant handle drink it appears unless i just have not discovered the liqour that i can handle hehe. I think wine is out of the quetion though, so i might try the fizzy stuff, good excuse to drink it right? 😀

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          • February 14, 2015 at 2:34 PM

            Well, I know I cannot have alcohol without headache so I really don’t try unless the conversation is too good! I love wine though.

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            • February 14, 2015 at 4:19 PM

              i love wine, it just doesn’t seem to love me anymore, boohoo

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  3. skd
    February 14, 2015 at 11:55 AM

    They look so elegantly romantic, if there is such a term. Love the cute little heart lights and.. actually the entire setting is very tasteful.

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    • February 14, 2015 at 1:06 PM

      awe thank you i was worried about the fairycake holders setting on fire lol, lucky there was no gust of wind. Thank you so much for your lovely comments and Happy Valentines xx

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  4. February 14, 2015 at 2:54 PM

    Happy Valentines Day Justine!

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  5. February 14, 2015 at 2:55 PM

    Champagne chocolates? Now you’ve caught my interest LOL! Those cupcakes are just darling and just in time for V-Day. Happy, happy to you 🙂

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  6. artseafartsea
    February 14, 2015 at 7:13 PM

    Everything looks delish and very artfully displayed. A lot of work though. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  7. February 14, 2015 at 10:13 PM

    That’s what happens – something catches our eye and we make our own version of it. Just give me a plate of those champagne chocolates 🙂

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  8. February 14, 2015 at 10:53 PM

    Wow these are art all by themselves! So wonderfully talented! I love these! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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    • February 15, 2015 at 6:43 PM

      thank you, maybe you will make some one day ? hehe x

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  9. February 15, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    If I had a sweet tooth, I would be all over these….LOL

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    • February 15, 2015 at 6:29 PM

      hehe, I have a sweet tooth…dangerous life for these fairycakes whilst i am around x

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  10. February 15, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    Yummies is right, perfect Valentines treats Justine. Thank you so much for bringing these, hope you brought a lot of them I want seconds.

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  11. February 15, 2015 at 10:27 PM

    So cute! Perfect yummy treats for Valentine’s Day, can’t beat peanut butter really!

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    • February 16, 2015 at 12:39 PM

      hah you cant didnt like it as a kid but getting in to it x

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  12. February 16, 2015 at 5:15 AM

    That is yummy symmetry 🙂

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  13. February 16, 2015 at 11:05 AM

    I bet these were as yummy as they looked (they are gone, aren’t they???) The most delicious symmetry I must add!

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    • February 16, 2015 at 12:32 PM

      hah they were i must admit, just yummy and scrummy ;P

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  14. February 16, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    Lovely fairy cakes, Justine! Thank you so much for the linky. 🙂 Your version is so festive for Valentines Day and they look absolutely delicious!!

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  15. February 17, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    Yummies indeed! These look brilliant!!

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  16. February 24, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    very delicious symmetry 😀

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