LOVE St. Patrick’s Day!! The hubby and I celebrate it every year by making a whole lot of Irish food. This year the hubs made Corned Beef Hash (one of my favorite things) and Guinness Stew.
|nom nom nom|
Guinness Stew we have several times a year, but the Corned Beef Hash we only have this one time every year, I don’t know why, it is pretty amazing. Maybe I’ll make hime guest blog about that (don’t hold your breath). 🙂
|The Guinness Chocolate cupcakes|
|I actually managed not to overfill the cups for once, I am still very proud!|
The real reason I HAD to make the cupcakes – I splurged one day on this handy $5 tool. The Cuisipro Cupcake Corer. It seems like a silly kitchen gadget, but you have my word it is anything but silly. It’s INCREDIBLE!! I was taking the center out of cupcakes with a small round cutter before like in the Smitten Kitchen recipe, but then I had to scrape out the actual inside of the cupcake which became annoying.
Don’t worry I will demonstrate how it works :).
|Insert cupcake corer while twisting|
|Remove cupcake corer and it TAKES THE CENTER WITH IT!!! I don’t know how exactly it works, but it works and it pretty much made my day. Then you just push the red plunger to take out the cake that’s inside. TA DA!|
|Now for the ganache – I love that the recipe calls for putting the chocolate in a bowl and then adding the hot milk. It really works well without needing a double boiler, which I don’t own, so yay!|
|Starting to mix|
|Just about done! Just need the Bailey’s frosting!|
|A little of Irish butter…love it’s simplicity|