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Paula bakes a batch of lemon- and tea-infused Arnold Palmer cupcakes.
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Arnold Palmer Cupcakes
I’m going to kick everything off the day by making an Arnold Palmer cupcake now if you came into our restaurant and said I would want an Arnold Palmer please our waitress would bring you a half a glass of lemonade and a half of a glass of sweet teeth apparently that’s his favorite drink and this recipe is an Arnold Palmer cupcake so I’ve got 2 sticks of unsalted butter that I’m going to start with and I’m going to add 2 cups of sugar.
Now I’m just going to cream this together and then I have 4 eggs up here on the counter that I’m going to add after I cream our butter and our sugar and I’m going to add it one at a time giving it a chance to incorporate into our buttering sugar mixture. Look at that beautiful color. Alright now our liquid is going to be our tea now I have taken 5 regular size tea bags and I have steeped it with a couple of milk. You just heat up your milk dropping your tea bags and let it steep for about 15 or 20 minutes so here’s the tea part to our Arnold Palmer Cupcakes.
In that goes, alright now we’ve got to come in there with the lemon. Now I’m just going to grate probably about a half a teaspoon of lemon zest and that looks about right and now I’m going to add one teaspoon of lemon juice and I’m just going to eyeball that then about a teaspoon, alright now we’re just going to come back in her and mix all those ingredients in there we go. I just adore cupcakes my mother used to make them when I was a little girl to me you just can’t beat a cupcake.
Alright now we’ve got to get together our dry ingredients that we need to add to our wet ingredients and I’m going to need 2-1/2 cups of all purpose flour. You have to be precise because baking is a formula ¾ of a tablespoon of baking powder then that’s going to make our cupcakes get fat and pretty and now ¾ of a teaspoon of salt and then we’re just going to add them to our wet ingredients and the bowl back goes and then I’m going to take our mixer in and mix up those dry ingredients into our wet ingredients.
Alright now I’m going to turn that up and just whip that own out. Alright there we go that was simple enough. Alright I want to load up our muffin tin. I’m lining my paper because it works out better for a cupcake and I’m just going to put 1 scoop into the muffin tin and I’m using a medium sized scooper. My oven has been preheated to 350 degrees and we’re going to bake this for about 20 to 22 minutes so in they go. Let’s make our frosting that’s going to go in our Arnold Palmer cupcakes.
Now I’ve got 2 sticks of butter that’s at room temperature. I’ve got a half a cup of our milk and tea mixture that I made earlier. I ‘m going to cream my butter soften it up and then I’m going to add 2 cups of confectioner’s sugar. There we go. This is going to be a real bridge buttery frosting. Now I’m going to start adding our liquid but that looks like hot chocolate getting to our chocolate meal. Boy you would the kids be surprised to say pick that up and started to goes when thinking it was chocolate but it would be a real surprise.
Alright so I think that’s about right, alright we’ve got our tea milk, milk tea in there and now I’m going to add about a teaspoon of lemon juice there we go. Now I’m just going to put a little thin layer and then I’m going to fill our pastry bag with our icing and just cover our Arnold Palmers with a little stars. Aren’t those pretty? And we can stick a straw in it because an Arnold Palmer you would actually have a straw because you’re drinking it. Isn’t that cute?