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Old 04-11-2014, 04:20 PM   #1
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Two Ingredient Cupcakes

I came across this today. I can't say it was a revelation as I had heard about this concept before. But it is fascinating.

One pint of vanilla ice cream
2 cups of self-rising flour

Combine until smooth and bake in a cupcake tin @ 425F.

I haven't tried this but it makes sense - flour, leavening, dairy, eggs, sugar, vanilla.
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Old 04-11-2014, 05:12 PM   #2
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Do you see any reason chocolate ice cream wouldn't work? Does baking with chocolate require baking chocolate?
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Do you see any reason chocolate ice cream wouldn't work? Does baking with chocolate require baking chocolate?
I suppose that would work. You can bake with any kind of chocolate.
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Can you? I thought you needed special chocolates to bake with. Chocolates that aren't palatable by themselves unless mixed with sugar and such. But then I don't bake. Not sure where I picked up that misinformation...
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But the recipe was only for vanilla, right? They didn't say you could substitute other ice creams?
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Can you? I thought you needed special chocolates to bake with. Chocolates that aren't palatable by themselves unless mixed with sugar and such. But then I don't bake. Not sure where I picked up that misinformation...
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But the recipe was only for vanilla, right? They didn't say you could substitute other ice creams?
I saw no reference to other flavors. The base ingredients in chocolate and vanilla ice creams would be the same.

This is something it might be fun to try. I don't know that the outcome would be as good as a 'real' cupcake recipe. There is no guarantee that the proportions of the ingredients in the ice cream are optimal for really good cupcakes
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Lots of different chocolates can be used for cooking. Unsweetened melted chocolate and unsweetened cocoa powder are most common, but I have recipes that call for semi-sweet.
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Maybe that's it, BC. Maybe the common occurrence of unsweetened chocolates and cocoas had me thinking you cannot use "regular" chocolate unless it was going in a chocolate chip cookie, or staying whole.
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I hope Pac or anyone else knows baking chocolate is un-sweetened and chocolate bars are edible. I s'pose every kid finds this out the hard way when exploring in the pantry.

I'm putting beans in my ears on this one. I frequently have ice cream on hand and it's a snap to make quick rising flour. Further, should an emergency arise, Ben and Jerry's is readily available at the all night market/ gas station and conveniently comes in Pints.
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I hope Pac or anyone else knows baking chocolate is un-sweetened and chocolate bars are edible. I s'pose every kid finds this out the hard way when exploring in the pantry.

I'm putting beans in my ears on this one. I frequently have ice cream on hand and it's a snap to make quick rising flour. Further, should an emergency arise, Ben and Jerry's is readily available at the all night market/ gas station and conveniently comes in Pints.
If it were my emergency, the Ben & Jerry's ice cream would suffice.
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Yeah, mine too Taxy. If I have to risk life and limb in dark of night, just hand me a spoon.
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