So I invested in a Magimix 4150 the other day and today it arrived. Joy of joys!
This is the new vs. the old:
Quite a size difference!
To celebrate (and test the machine out) I whipped up some vanilla cupcakes.
6 oz self raising flour (I never sift the flour - I once saw a TV programme that proved it made no difference if you sift it or not, so why waste time?!)
6 oz caster sugar
6 oz butter (however I always, always use flora light - it gives a much lighter texture)
3 medium eggs (these should also weigh 6oz - if they weigh more/less just adjust the weights of the other ingredients)
I'm a huge fan of the all in one method. I can't be faffed with creaming the sugar and butter first, then this, then that... Just pile the ingredients into a food processor and blitz away until smooth:
Cool on a wire cooling rack, and let it cool completely before decorating.
Happy new year everyone, I'm looking forward to a 2013 filled with lots of baking, and getting to know my new Magimix :)