But I've had a breakthrough...a breaking of the mold for disastrous recipe alterations. And it was the direct results of working with one of my favorite foods....Cupcakes!
I thought Orange cupcakes with orange buttercream icing and my mouth instantly began to water.
It wasn't until I came home and began searching for a recipe for orange buttercream icing that I broke my mold of No Cooking Creativity.
Wilton's recipe calls for finely chopped orange zest and oranger flavoring but the following is my own alteration which turned out scrumptious:
Orange Buttercream Icing
1/2 Cup Shortening
1/2 Cup Butter
1 tsp. vanillla
3 Cups Powdered Sugar
1 Tbsp. milk
1 Heaping Tablespoon of Orange Zest (Simply grate the outside of an orange with a fine grater)
Orange Juice from 1/2 of large orange (Can add more if you need icing thinner)
Cream shortening and butter; then add vanilla. Mix in powdered sugar one cup at a time. Add milk, orange zest, and orange juice. Adjust liquid mixture as needed.
Enjoy...and eat one for me! Hey, maybe I should make another batch in celebration of actually successfully altering a recipe...