I'm also a huge fan of Krzysztof Kieślowski.
But in terms of Polish death metal, no one can compare to Vader.
They've named themselves after Luke's father, because their music is just as dark and menacing. Although, none of them seem to have any breathing problems or a pasty, freshly-removed-band-aid type head (unfortunately).
They've been around since 1983, and I personally feel they are greatly underrated.
This cupcake recipe is based on a traditional Polish Plum Cake, and was inspired by the song "Lord of Desert."
Dedicated to Karolina Zaniesienko, one of my very favorite readers.
Vader: Lord of Dessert
- 2 1/3 cups All Purpose Flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 + 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 stick, plus 3 Tablespoons butter- room temperature
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 6 fresh plums, pitted and cut into thin slices
- 1 Tablespoons butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 to 4 Tablespoons milk
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
- Line a cupcake tin with baking cups, and set aside
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and 3/4 cup sugar
- Add 1 stick of butter, milk, eggs and vanilla
- Beat at medium speed for about 4 minutes
- Pour about 2 tablespoons of batter into baking cups, place 3 slices of plum on top
- Add more batter until baking cup is 2/3 full
- Place 1 or 2 more slices of plum on top of each
- Mix remaining 1/4 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons butter together, and spread on top of each plum slice
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the side of the cupcake (around a plum slice) comes out clean
- Allow cakes to cool in the pan for 20 minutes, before removing to a rack to cool completely.
- To make the glaze: melt butter in the microwave
- Add melted butter to powdered sugar, vanilla, 3 Tablespoons milk, and salt
- Mix well, adding more milk until desired consistency is reached
- Drizzle glaze all over completely cooled Plum cupcakes
- Make these red dunes, at your home. Na zdrowie!