Thursday, August 9, 2012

Hefeweizen Cupcakes

I really don't remember how I stumbled across this recipe on Beantown Baker's blog, but Jen the Beantown Baker has an amazing collection of cupcake recipes and loads of other delicious looking yumminess. I highly recommend you check it out!

But when I saw Hefeweizen Cupcakes, I knew I had to make them!!

It took awhile to actually get around to it. And I had a Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse in the fridge that was off-limits, for what probably seemed like FOREVER to Jon!

But our friend's birthday rolled around, and he ended up being in town without his lovely wife or family, so I decided it was the perfect occasion for Hefeweizen Cupcakes!

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Hefeweizen Cupcakes
Makes 9 cupcakes

2 egg whites
1/2 C sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 C vegetable oil
zest of one large lemon or 2 small lemons
3 TBLS milk
1 C all-purpose flour
1/2 C Hefeweizen or other wheat beer

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whip egg whites until soft peaks form.
Gradually mix in the sugar.
Mix in baking powder, baking soda, vegetable oil, zest, and milk.
Mix in half of the flour.
Mix in the beer.
Mix in the other half of the flour.
Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full.
Bake at 350F for 15 minutes or until cupcakes bounce back when lightly touched.

Beer Glaze Recipe
1/2 C malted milk powder
2 TBLS all-purpose flour
1/4 C hefeweizen or other wheat beer
4 TBLS unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/4 C powdered sugar

In a double boiler, combine all the ingredients except for the butter and sugar.
Melt the mixture, stirring continuously until it's thick - about 12 minutes.
Cool completely.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix the cooled malt mixture with the butter.
Mix in the powdered sugar.
The end result should be a thick and sticky glaze.
Spread onto cooled cupcakes.

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The beer that sat in my fridge forever!
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Preheat your oven to 350F
Ok... so beat your egg whites until soft peaks form.
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Then gradually mix in the sugar.
Mix in baking powder, baking soda, vegetable oil, zest, and milk.
Mix in half of the flour.
Mix in the beer.
Mix in the other half of the flour.

It will look like this =)
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Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full.
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Bake at 350F for 15 minutes or until they bounce back when lightly touched.
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Now to make the Beer Glaze.

So malted milk powder, beer and flour in to the double boiler.
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Mix well, cook and stir until thick.
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About 12 minutes...
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When completely cooled...

Mix the cooled malty mixture with the butter
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Then mix in the powdered sugar...
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Now you're ready to glaze the cupcakes!
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Kinda yeasty and a little savory sweet. But not too sweet. I'm not fond of stuff that's really sweet and these were great!

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Really tasty... nice crumb...

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They ARE different.

But I'll definitely be making them again!

Give them try!

2 comments:

Patti T. said...

Very interesting. I bet this would be right up Shane's alley.

Cathy Wiechert said...

These look perfect...I need some cupcakes in my life right about now. :)