We have enjoyed a fabulous day with family and friends. While following the American tradition, we gather to watch the fireworks.
For those not born in this country , it is a bit hard to explain what the 4th of July means. It really sounds strange when I say happy 4th of July!
For us the Independence Day used to mean eating locro, empanadas and, of course, Dulce de Leche in any form and shape.
When we came to this country some years ago, watching the fireworks was like going to a football game, but playing from the bench. Honestly, it was like watching a Hollywood movie.
This year the film was not totally unknown. It is as if we had already watched the movie several times.
It's amazing, I often think, how much sacrifice it took to be where we are. Simply put, we are first generation immigrants to America.
I think this sacrifice is truly worth it, if not for the endless opportunities my daughter will have in this wonderful land.
To commemorate and honor this day, I could not help it and prepared a good ole' American dessert. These cupcakes are a classic in the American table. But if you're a Latin food lover, dont hesitate to add a tablespoon of dulce de leche underneath the vanilla icing.
250 g sugar
250 g butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
175 ml milk
260 g flour
¼ teaspoon salt
400 g butter
400 g powdered sugar
50 g cream
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Dulce de leche (optional)
Butter and flour cupcake molds
Cream the butter and sugar
Add the eggs, vanilla extract and milk
Add the flour and salt
Pour the preparation into the cupcake molds (Avoid adding too much batter)
Bake the cupcakes in pre-heated oven at 350 F for 10 to 15 minutes, or until they return to their original state after touching the cupcake with a finger.
Cream the butter and powdered sugar
Add the cream and vanilla extract
Insert a decorating tip in the pastry bag
Pour the icing in the pastry bag
Press out the air and seal the pastry bag
Pipe out over the cupcake