Pomegranate & Pistachio cakes
For the market stall I participated in recently, I made not only the chocolate brownies below, but some lemon butter (still to come) and these pomegranate & pistachio cupcakes. Last time when I made the pomegranate and berry cakes, they were admired and snapped up so quickly that I decided to do something with my pomegranate molasses again.
I deciede to try a different base recipe this time, as I had some leftover yoghurt that needed to be used up, so the recipe for the lemon-yoghurt baby cakes I've made before fit perfectly; few ingredients and mainly all kitchen staples.
After taking these out of the oven, and while they were still hot I brushed them with the pomegranate molasses to give a tangy, sticky glaze and then added some chopped pistachios. Next time I would toast the pistachios, or add them before baking. I think the taste could be further brought out.
Of the two pomegranate cupcake recipes I've made, I think I preferred the first one. It had a lighter texture and carried the flavour better. And it had a far superior crispy crust! These were also good, but maybe better suited to what they are originally, lemon-yoghurt with a tangy lemon icing.
Recipe can be found in this post: