- 200g fresh strawberries, diced
- 2 tsp sweetener
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 100g plain flour
- 100g caster sugar
- 100g butter
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 250g butter (for frosting)
- 375g icing sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 6 and line a 12 hole muffin pan.
- Put the strawberries in a bowl and add the sweetener and lemon juice, mix. Leave to macerate for at least 2 hours. You can even leave this overnight.
- Cream together the butter and caster sugar. Once light and fluffy, around 5 minutes, add the eggs. Sift in the flour and baking powder and stir until well combined.
- Spoon the mixture into cases and bake for 15-20 minutes. When lightly browned, take out of the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack.
- Strain the strawberries. Macerating them draws a lot of the juice out. You want to get rid of this, because no-one likes soggy cupcakes.
- When the cakes are cool cut a hole in the top, but don’t throw away the lid! Spoon a teaspoon of the strawberries into each cake and replace the lids.
- Mix together the butter, icing sugar and vanilla extract until light and fluffy. Pipe onto the cupcakes and top with a piece of strawberry.
Your choice can be the very thing that determines whether your trip is enjoyable or whether is is a horribly overpriced mistake. If you want to keep from making an expensive, regrettable choice, then keep reading. Below you will find everything you need to know about finding a great hotel at a price that is right for you.
To accommodate a small family without having to pay for more than one hotel room, look for a location that offers suites. Often the rates are competitive with single-room rates at other hotels, but the addition of a living area (and a fold-out bed) means that more of you can sleep comfortably.
To keep your packing to a minimum on a long trip to one destination, choose a hotel that offers a coin laundry facility. This way, you don’t have to pack as much, and when you are about halfway through your trip, you can wash and dry everything. When it’s almost time to go, repeat the process so you don’t get home with a bunch of dirty clothes.
There are a number of things to consider when deciding which hotel to stay at. Of course price is a big deal, but a hotel close to where you are head is a big consideration. For example, you might want a room that is in walking distance to gym, or a hotel that has free Wi-Fi. Shop around for a hotel that has the features that are most important to you.
As you see, your choice of hotel can set the tone for your entire trip. A bad hotel can quickly derail any vacation or business trip. So remember what you have just learned above and apply it when booking a hotel. The satisfaction of a great hotel and a great price, make any trip more enjoyable.