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How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Line a 12 cup muffin tin with baking cups.
  • Put all the ingredients except for the milk into a food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Pulse while adding the milk down the funnel to make for a soft consistency.
  • It doesn't seem like enough, but you can get enough into each baking cup, just scrape it all out and try to fill each one equally.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until they are golden on top.
  • Cool on a wire rack, but remove from the tin as soon as possible.
  • Before you decorate, slice off any mounded tops so you have a flat surface to decorate.
  • Icing:
  • Mix the sugar, egg white and lemon juice in a small bowl until smooth and creamy, it should have the consistency of heavy cream Nigella always breaks the batch into smaller batches so she can have different colours.
  • In Nigella Lawson's cookbook they show the "Fairy Cakes" topped with rosebuds and little sugared daisies and fresh berries.
  • Use your imagination.
  • NOTE: I personally do not cut any of the top off!!! I prefer the rounded look and I don't like to waste.

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    " It was excellent "
    gullion ate it and said...
    Everyone I know loves 'Fairy Cakes' and this is a brilliant. Thanks Lor for another 5 fork recipe.
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    sounds Delicous would also use the butter cream frosting love the recipe thanks high5
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    " It was excellent "
    mishi ate it and said...
    Oh my gosh. I grew up with Fairy Cakes and this is a great recipe. I'm so excited because since arriving here in the USA, I haven't had the time to prepare my childhood recipes. Thanks for this great 5 fork favourite.
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  • oregongrandma 8 years ago
    These sound good. I'm always looking for recipes for my tea parties. This will be added to my menu! Thank you.
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    " It was excellent "
    smooch ate it and said...
    This is great!
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  • sallyjo 9 years ago
    this sounds so good, I have to try them. Thanks for the recipe.
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  • ambus 9 years ago
    Mmmm ... Thanks Lor for this lovely recipe ...
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  • zena824 9 years ago
    will have to give these little jewels a try....
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  • themechams 9 years ago
    There is agreat recipe similar to this in Susan Branch's 'Sweets' cookbook
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  • peetabear 9 years ago
    thanks for this recipe.. I read a lot of Martha Grimes earlier books and there is a character that loves Fairy Cakes.. Now I can try them myself.!!
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  • debbie919 9 years ago
    Sounds good, Lor...I love Nigella, but I'm in agreement with you - would prefer buttercream, and wouldn't cut off the little rounded tops! Round is beautiful! (at least I sure hope so, since that's my shape!) Thanks for the great post!
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