Sunday, November 28, 2010

Only Nigella Lawson Could Make Cupcakes This Way

How was your Thanksgiving? Was it nice? Mine was. 

Were you full all the time? Yeah, me too.

Are you ready to take a break from holiday binging? 

Before you answer, it's probably best to take a page from the original Domestic Goddess Nigella Lawson's book: "I eat healthily. It`s just that I eat enough for five healthy people." I like this motto. I think I'll adopt through the end of the year.

After all, Nigella Lawson knows a thing or two about food. Between her 7 cookbooks, voluptuous bod, and penchant for sticking things in her mouth, it's no wonder she's become known as "the queen of food porn."
It's been rumored she had to ask the film crew to stop filming her ass. 

Thanks to the tight close-ups of bacon frying and bizarre concoctions like Bread and Milk, hers  was one of the first cooking shows I became obsessed with. I had no idea you didn't have to have a humpback a la Julia Child to be a foodie (no disrespect to Julia, obvi). Let's face it, if it weren't for Nigella Lawson, people like Giada de Laurentiis would be out of a job.

You're probably wondering what this has to do with too. Oh yes, now I remember. So, anyway, I was watching an episode of Nigella's newest venture "Nigella Feasts" while recovering from a Mexi-coma (Mexican food coma, rebranded from SATC) and was excited to learn she would be making cupcakes.

I'm sorry to tell you, I was pretty horrified by her cupcake recipe. 
1.) Her measurements were eyeballed, at best. I know she's known for her laid-back cooking style, but c'mon!!! We're baking here!!
2.) She made the whole thing in a food processor. This I could have forgiven, but I simply couldn't overlook it when rounded out by number three;

That's right, people, Nigella Lawson, Domestic Goddess herself, skipped over the very basis of all good cupcake recipes and just pulsed the whole mess together, with little care to the chemistry of baking. Making matters worse, she only filled the liners about 1/4 full!! Maybe it's the magic of TV or the magic of Nigella's cleavage, but somehow or another, these things actually turned out!!! 

Did I miss something? Have the rules of baking changed while I was in Houston?! Regardless, I wouldn't personally recommend this recipe, but hell, give it a go. Oh, and uh, here's the video in case you wanna see the trainwreck for yourself (starts at 4:30):

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