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Mixing Love Buns

Asked by Bulby. Answered on 5th November 2016

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In the Love Buns recipe it says blitz all the ingredients in a food processor except the milk, but then to pulse while adding the milk. What does this mean?

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Nigella's Love Buns (from FEAST) are sponge cupcakes that are frosted with a light and airy meringue frosting (7-minute frosting). The sponge base is made using an all-in-one method in a food processor, with a little milk added at the end to soften the cake batter. To "blitz" or "whiz" the ingredients means to run the food processor without stopping. To "pulse" the ingredients means to keep switching the motor on and off in short bursts (1-2 seconds each), rather than running continuously. Pulsing ingredients helps to control how much the cake batter is mixed, as the more you mix the batter the tougher the cakes will be. You only want to mix the cake batter until the milk has just been incorporated, so it is best to use this method rather than running the food processor continuously. You should find that you only need 3-5 pulses to mix in the milk.

For another easy cupcake recipe you may like to try the Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes. These are mixed in just one saucepan and topped with a rich chocolate ganache made from melted cocolate and cream.

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