{Guest Post: Mari}

Good morning girls!
Mari, from Anemone’s corner is my new guest!
She’s from Puglia but she lives in Bologna (my city) where she study!
As soon as I discovered her blog I’ve started to follow her .
I love food, I love to bake, I love photos and taking pictures of what I bake.
I’ve always loved photos-food blogs and her blog is very very nice.
Take a look at her blog. I love the graphic very simple and elegant..
Have I told you that I’m trying to change mine…

Buongiorno ragazze!
Mari, di Anemone’s Corner è la mia nuova ospite.
Pugliese di origini, vive e studia a Bologna, la mia città!
Non appena ho scoperto il suo blog ho iniziato a seguirla.
Amo il cibo, mi piace cucinare e in special modo i dolci, amo le foto a fare le foto a quello che cucino.
Sono da sempre innamorata dei blog che si occupano di cibo e che hanno foto meravigliose e il suo blog è davvero molto molto carino.

Andate a vedere il suo blog. Amo la sua grafica, semplice e molto elegante.
Vi ho detto che sto cercando di cambiare la mia?

Hi there lovely readers! 
I’m Mari from Anemone’s Corner and I’m thrilled to be here today guest posting for our talented Gaia: I do love her style and I’m very honored to be here! I’m a student and live in Bologna, a wonderful city, full of arcades, unknown corners and amazing people!
When Gaia first asked me to guest post ( OMG! ), I started to think of all my favourites, but they’re definitely too many.. so I had to make a choice! ^___^
Let me show you some of my favourite images, they represent me and my style.
♥ I love buttercups, they’re so delicate..

♥ Last summer I fell in love with Stockholm, can’t wait to see this wonderful city again and again…
♥ I’m from the South of Italy: have you ever been there? No? You have to!
♥ I love making bread and biscuits: handling a mixture, a dough, is almost something cathartic…
And now a recipe for you! Anemone’s Corner is a foodblog, a place of my own, that I feel made, in which I express my passions: food, graphics, photographs. Hope you like it!
Chocolate Cupcakes ( recipe from Joyofbaking ):
dutch-processed cocoa powder 1/2 cup (50 grams)
boiling hot water 1/2 cup (120 ml)
all purpose flour 1 1/3 cups (175 grams)
baking powder 2 teaspoons
salt 1/2 teaspoon 
unsalted butter 1/2 cup (113 grams), room temperature
granulated white sugar 1 cup (200 grams) 
eggs 2, large 
pure vanilla extract 2 teaspoons 
Chocolate Fudge Frosting:
unsweetened chocolate 4 ounces (120 grams), coarsely chopped
unsalted butter 2/3 cup (150 grams), room temperature
confectioners (powdered or icing) sugar 1 1/3 cups (160 grams), sifted
pure vanilla extract 1 1/2 teaspoons 
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly butter, or line 16 muffin cups with paper liners.
In a small bowl stir until smooth the boiling hot water and the cocoa powder. Let cool to room temperature.
In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Then in the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in the vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and beat only until incorporated. Then add the cooled cocoa mixture and stir until smooth.
Fill each muffin cup about two-thirds full with batter and bake for about 16-20 minutes or until risen, springy to the touch, and a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Once the cupcakes have completely cooled, frost with icing. You can either spread the frosting on the cupcakes with a small spatula or if piping, use a large Wilton 1M open star tip to make lovely swirls.
Chocolate Frosting: Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the butter until smooth and creamy (about 1 minute). Add the sugar and beat until it is light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). Beat in the vanilla extract. Add the chocolate and beat on low speed until incorporated. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat until frosting is smooth and glossy (about 2 -3 minutes).
Makes about 16 cupcakes.
Enjoy it and.. thanks Gaia! 

Thank you Mari for your recipe… It’s time to try it!
See you later!

Grazie Mari per la tua ricetta… E’ arrivato il momento di provarla!

Buona giornata!

Cupcake week…. 

Thank you Mari…it’s been such a “sweet” honor!
You can find Mari Here, here, here and here
Time to bake!
Let’s try your recipe!