Saturday, 13 August 2011

A wise old owl sat on an oak; the more he saw the less he spoke; the less he spoke the more he heard; why aren't we like that wise old bird?

I sewed this owl kettle warmer for my Ravelry Swap partner, because she likes owls and teas. The fabric is actually the same vintage tunic fabric I used in the bunny. There's an insulation layer under the colourful fabric which ensures that the kettle stays warm long.

Vegan Choc-almond-banana cupcakes

makes 12 medium-sized cupcakes


- 2 bananas
- 250 ml soy cream
- 2 ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 ½ tsp vanilla sugar
- 3 ½ dl wheat flour
- ½ dl sugar
- 2 tbsp ground almonds
- 4 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 dl rapeseed oil
- 50 g ground chocolate


- 100 g room temp margarine
- 300 g icing sugar
- 50 g cocoa powder
- 40 ml coconut cream

Pre-heat oven to 180 celsius degrees. Crush bananas into paste and add the soy cream. Combine dry products (flour, powders, sugars, chocolate crumbs and almonds. Add to banana soy cream and mix all ingredients. Add oil and mix well. Divide into cupcake pan. Bake for 20 to 25 min or until firm.

Add sifted icing sugar and cocoa powder to room temp margarine and blend well. Add coconut cream a couple of teaspoonfuls at a time to mixture. Blend 5 min or until frosting becomes fluffy.


Melli said...

That kettle warmer is so adorable! I'm gonna try out those cupcakes, they always taste so delicious when you make them :)

Ulma said...

Sulla on ihania juttuja koko blogi täynnä! :) Tosi hauska idea tuo pöllö!

berenike said...

Melli: Thanks, pumpkin! I can always make those cupcakes if you ever end up in this part of the town :)

Ulma: Kiitos todella paljon!!!

Matleena said...

Onpa suloinen pannumyssy! Tuollainen tuo hyvää mieltä ja iloa pöytään.

berenike said...

Kiitos! toivottavasti ulkomaankaverini tykkäsi kanssa!