Turkey roll-ups and apple pie cupcakes (Bento #302)
I am so proud of this bento! Not so much for the bento, but for those gorgeous slices of tomato. It’s the first tomato off of one of my tomato plants. I was so excited watching it grow that I would go outside to check on it about 4 times a day. Now that the weather is cooling down, I’m starting to get a lot of blooms in the garden. My cucumbers have actually started producing too! There are 4 baby cucumbers out there just waiting for a bento!
Other than the fantabulous tomato, this Steeltainer bento has Boar’s Head jerk turkey, lettuce, and pickle roll-ups, cucumber slices, yellow squash slices, and a Babybel cheese.
I blame the following photo on my mom. It’s all her fault. She had to go and mention ‘picking up some cupcakes’ if I didn’t have time to make my normal Halloween mummy pops. Yeah. It’s her fault. I woke up this morning wanting cupcakes something fierce. I’ve had a hard time finding really good cupcakes (even in the specialty shops here) lately and have had a craving for weeks.
After tearing apart the kitchen I found just enough ingredients to pull these together. They’re cinnamon cupcakes filled with apple chunks that were simmered in brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Then piped with fresh cinnamon buttercream and topped with more apples. But, what makes them really good is that I strained off the sweet syrup from the apples and brushed the tops of the cakes with it. Oh my heaven!
Over the next month or so I’ll try developing a real recipe for them, because yeah, they are that good.