Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes, made in a flash (and even faster when you're just watching!)



Sometimes, my Man is amazing. Wait, allow me to correct that - he's always amazing. But sometimes he outdoes himself. Like on a cold, cold December night he'd been working and I'd been sitting in front of the heater, studying for my exam, and he came home and started making me cupcakes. Martin never bakes, I should probably mention. But with Nigella in one hand and me coaching from the little table in the kitchen - as if he wouldn't have known what to do without either!:-P - he made these wonderful little numbers, Chocolate-Cherry Cupcakes.

I'm still studying for that exam. For some reason (maybe it's still the perfection thing??) I chose to walk out from the what-was-to-be a six hour written exam after half an hour. I get a second chance in a couple of weeks (luckily!) but just know that that is one of the reasons posts might go a little short and sweet for a while around here... Well, that and I seem to have collected an enourmous amount of pictures of food that I think I need to get posted before I forget what they are!

11 comments:

Cathy said...

What a guy! And as for those cupcakes, yum-yum!! Chocolate and cherry is one of those combinations you can't go wrong with. Hang in there with the studying Zarah!

Ivonne said...

Those are some good-looking cupcakes!

lucette said...

I'm a professor and have mentored a lot of students through similar exams. Here's something to take you through it--you know more than you think you do. A lot of student fears in this kind of situation have to do with performance, not with ability or preparation.
Also, love the cupcakes!

bea at La Tartine Gourmande said...

Nice! Is this called comfort exam food? ;-)

Zarah Maria said...

Cathy - I'm hanging the best I can!:-)

Ivonne - Martin says thank you!

Lucette - Thanks for the comforting words. I know I probably know more than I think I do. The worst part about these exams is that you never know exactly WHAT it is you're supposed to know... Guess exams are just never going to be funny, are they?

Bea - indeed they must be!:-)

Ivonne said...

I had to come back and look at the picture again ... still delicious!

Julie said...

Yum! I must say that G has never baked for me -- but I'm not altogether sure I'd want him to try! What a lucky girl you are...

Andrea said...

Wow! I am showing this post to my hubbie. He is the lucky one getting cooked treats, but now, it must change. Especially, now, when Valentine's Day is coming!
Good luck with the exam!

obachan said...

Great cupcakes, and a great man!!

CameraDawktor said...

I'm dying here....these cupcakes look so good!

Mike said...

Just love the look of those cupcakes, and what a great photo too!