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I know I'm not alone when I say that I often daydream about what I'd do with my life if money was no object. After several years of planning and calculating, I think I have it down to at least a top five.
1) I'd travel and I don't meant to Toronto and back. I mean, I'd buy a private plane and fly all around the world so that I could literally have parties in the sky. I'd name my plane Air Jordan and then probably get sued by Michael Jordan. Either way, I'd have a plane.
2) I'd buy a really, really big house and I mean a mother of a house. It would have like eighteen floors, six pools, a jacuzzi in every room, a tennis court on the roof, eighteen butlers with English accents, a gym that's just for show, a helicopter pad without the helicopter because, please, let's not get carried away, and probably one or two guest houses so that I'd have extra room to decorate.
3) I'd move to a really fancy city, like New York or LA and become some sort of socialite and become BFFs with other really famous people like Britney Spears or the Kardashians. I'd be known as "that fame whore who hasn't even done anything" which means I'd fit in perfectly with Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe. A reality show would also be imminent.
4) I'd probably shop a lot. It's no secret that I love clothes, especially cashmere, and I always say the fancier the better. I wouldn't even bother bargain hunting because, like I said in number 1, money would be no object, so I'd frivolously buy stuff and just store it in my Carrie Bradshaw sized closet.
5) I'd probably give a lot of money to my two sisters so that they can enjoy partaking in number 3 with me and we could all hang out with famous people together. Like the Kardashians, we'd get our own reality show that would primarily focus on me and my fame obsessed ways but, over time, the general public would learn to like my sisters, so they'd probably get a perfume deal or something. But I'd always be considered the sex symbol.
I know it's nothing fancy like curing diseases or stopping world hunger, but dreaming about the lottery is meant to indulge your materialistic fantasies. Of course I'd give to charity!
What I wouldn't give to charity is these cupcakes, because holy cow they're amazing. Just kidding, I'd probably give one away. Or two.
My question to you is this: If you won the lottery, what would you do?
This is a peanut butter cupcake from Martha Stewart's Cupcakes with a chocolate buttercream frosting, infused with Rice Krispies to give the topping a little extra crunch. Who'd have thought that adding so little could make such a big difference?
Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Krispie Chocolate Buttercream via Martha Stewart
Yield | 22 cupcakes
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/3 cups sugar
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
3 large egg, room temperature
3 large egg, room temperature
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream, room temperature
3/4 cup coarsely chopped salted, roasted peanuts (which I did not use)
1. Preheat the oven to 375'F and line standard muffin tins with paper liners.
2. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
3. Cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium-high speed, until pale and fluffy. Mix in the peanut butter and then add eggs one at a time, beating until each is incorporated. Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Mix in the vanilla and gradually the flour mixture and beat until just combined. Mix in the sour cream and the peanuts. I didn't add the peanuts. I got my crunch from the krispies.
4. Divide the batter evenly among lined cups, filling each three-quarters full. Bake the cupcakes, rotating halfway through. Bake for 22 minutes, until cupcakes are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in the tins on a wire rack.
Krispie Chocolate Buttercream adapted from Martha Stewart
1 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
4 cups icing sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate
1 cup Rice Krispies
1. Cream butter until pale and creamy. Add the icing sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, until well combined. Add the vanilla.
2. Melt the chocolate and once cooled, fold it into the frosting. Fold in Rice Krispies.
3. Pipe or spread a generous amount on to each cupcake.
Until next time, happy baking!