Orange Cinnamon Cupcakes – Valentine’s Edition

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Fussy cooking and me – NOT A GOOD COMBINATION!

I was on a look out for a simple recipe that both looks appealing and tastes decadent to serve up your man (or Family, or Friends) on Valentine’s Day. Pancakes get posh-ed up with the unusual combinations that I never thought would work wonderfully in the batter as well as garnishes. Read up the recipe and instructions to get yourself a bite of heaven!

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Ingredients:

This makes 4 big pancakes and 8-10 small ones

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  •  3 ½  teaspoons baking powder
  •  1 teaspoon salt
  •  3 ½ tablespoon white sugar
  •  1 ¼ cups milk
  •  1 egg
  •  3 tablespoons oil, melted
  • 1 large orange zest
  • ¾ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Nutella
  • 1 tablespoon each of cinnamon and sugar combined

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the centre and pour in the milk, egg and oil and mix until smooth. Add the orange zest, cinnamon and sugar and combine well.

Heat a lightly oiled frying pan over medium heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

For the toppings take a few slices of sweet orange and dip it in the cinnamon sugar mixture to top the pancake. Pour the remaining cinnamon sugar combination over the top as garnish. Take a spoon and some Nutella at room temperature and swirl it around to form a heart. Top the heart with white sugar for a little bit of drama and show some love!

Bon Appetite!

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Heena Mak

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