Sunday, August 11, 2013

It's a cupcake, bitch

Two days before the season finale, I started to panic. I needed to find some way to mark the end of the series and I was terrified that the baking supply store would be all out of blue sugar crystals. Surely, everyone would be making Breaking Bad cupcakes, right?  "No worries," the store clerk said. "We won't be selling out of the crystals. We have plenty." I asked her to put one aside for me anyway, just in case. 

Breaking Bad Walter White Cupcakes


1 2/3 cup white flour
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 cup granulated sugar
½ cup melted butter
2 egg whites
¼ cup greek yogurt
¾ cup milk (or almond milk)
2 tsp vanilla extract
seeds scraped from ½ split vanilla bean

1 jar of blue sugar crystals, coarse

1/2 cup butter, softened
4 cups Caster Superfine Sugar
1 teaspoons Pure Maple Extract
1/4 cup milk
seeds scraped from ½ split vanilla bean

In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and beat in the caster sugar and pure maple extract. Add milk until the frosting reaches the desired consistency. 

Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. If your mother bought you a stuffed-cupcake pan like mine did, you're in luck. Take it out of storage and clean it up. Grease the cups. 

Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. Mix sugar with melted butter in a separate bowl. Stir in egg whites, yogurt, milk, and vanilla extract until combined. Scrape vanilla beans into batter. Mix dry ingredients into wet until there are no lumps. The batter will be thick. Divide the batter among the cupcake liners and bake for 20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Fill with blue crystals, and frost when cool, garnishing with more sprinkles. 

Serve with Breaking Bad Blue Margaritas!

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