The day before I baked birthday cupcakes for myself, inspired by food and thought blog, and they didn’t turn out they way I had hoped look wise, but tasted like a little piece of heaven.
Then on my birthday my friend bought a picnic box from Le Pain Quotidien, with substitutions for the things with dairy. And we meet in Hyde park by the Diana Memorial, with her new 3 week old baby and dog for a wonderful picnic.
And because my fiancé was working the evening on my birthday, he had gotten tickets for Wicked the next day. And it was such a good play, with amazing costumes, wigs and makeup. Defiantly a play I can recommend for all ages.
For the cupcakes I just used a dairy free chocolate cupcake recipe.
For chocolate-cream cheese frosting I used 100g cream cheese, 50g bitter dark chocolate and 200g icing sugar. Melting the chocolate and mixing it all together, and letting it cool of in the fridge, before using.
For the Dulce de Leche I used 500ml whole fat milk, 125g sugar ¼ teaspoon sea salt, stirring it all together in a pot, and letting it simmer for 1 hour 15-30 minutes, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon not letting it burn, and it is don when it turns into a brown custard like consistency. Good idea to use a whisk at the end, and stirring quite a lot for the last 15 minutes. Will thicken a lot more once cooled.
(I used Lactose free Milk and cream Cheese, and dairy free chocolate.)