I don't have any intention of stopping that ongoing campaign of baking, so how am I going to marry the goals of weight loss with the goal of cooking a load of calorie laden comestibles? I suppose I could give some of the baked goods to other people to eat. I suppose, though I really like to eat what I make. I could do them less frequently, though both this blog and ROTLB blog are on a schedule. ROTLB needs to be completed before the entries for next year's Great British Bake Off so I can have a portfolio of cakes, breads, pies and other whatnots to support my application.
'But,' one of my work colleagues said to me recently, 'you're always telling me how your baking goes badly wrong. Maybe you aren't actually good enough to go on the Great British Bake Off?'
Well, that's all as maybe, but you don't get better by not trying, I reply, and do you want any of these cupcakes anyway?
Because I am on a mission! And there are always skinny bakers on Great British Bake Off - they must manage it somehow!
I bet you'd like to know how many calories? Brace yourself. 416 per cake! Luckily, on account of being so ginormous to begin with this is small potatoes for me and I could probably have another one later on. But that is not self-control!
It serves 4, so 3 portions were going in the freezer and I had one lot for lunch, and yes, that is a whole chilli floating in the middle of the pot! I had to adapt the recipe slightly because I didn't have enough chillis and the end of one of them had gone a bit manky. I'm quite glad I did though because lunch nearly blew my head off! Only 333 calories though (my rejigged version worked out slightly fewer calories than the Hairy Bikers version) which, ridiculously is less than a cupcake.
Which, honestly, should tell me something about the sense in eating or even making cupcakes!