There are a great number of festive pastries , delicious and flavorful. All Housewives try to please their loved ones. So I offer you one of the options. Spicy, citrus- scented and delicious to taste, cupcake with dried apricots , tangerine juice and dates, without pre -aging, will please you at a festive tea party ( does not contain alcohol - you can kids)
Remove the zest from one large tangerine. From it, squeeze out the juice, you need 40 ml.
Wash and dry dried fruits. Free the dates from the seeds, cut into medium pieces , also cut the dried apricots, leaving a few slices intact for the top.
All products must be at room temperature.
Add the tangerine zest to the dried fruit mixture.
Turn the oven on to heat up to t 170 degrees.
To prepare the spices and soda. Fry walnuts in a dry pan and peel them off. Pound in a mortar , but not in flour, but in grits.
RUB the soft butter with brown sugar. Sugar can be taken and white, but brown gives baking a delicate caramel flavor.
In the oil-sugar mixture, pour one egg at a time, beating at a low speed of the mixer.
Add the chopped nuts and mix.
Stir the soda with the tangerine juice , pour into the mixture, add the sifted flour. To combine into a homogeneous mass. Add all the dried fruits and quickly combine, stirring from the bottom up with a spatula.
Prepare the forms, if necessary , lubricate with oil or spread with oiled parchment.
You can bake a cupcake in one large form, it is at your discretion. This mass of dough was enough for 3 small cupcakes with a diameter of 16 cm on the bottom and one with a diameter of 12 cm on the bottom. the Diameter is indicated on the bottom, because the cupcakes slightly expand to the top.
Send it to the preheated oven.
Bake: large forms 1 hour. Average, as I have, 40 minutes . After baking, remove the cupcakes from the molds and cool on a wire rack or towel.
Before serving, grease with thick jam or jam, a thin layer. Let it soak in a little.
Sprinkle with almond petals or ground nuts, put slices of dried apricots, powder with powdered sugar.