These earl grey vanilla cupcakes are the second half of the potluck dish that I made earlier this week. If you didn’t see my last post, I brought these, along with my black sesame chocolate cupcakes, to a surprise baby shower. I don’t know if there are any fellow bloggers reading this (I guess this would also apply to the general public?) but I become slightly crazy when I take part in a potluck (especially if it is something that I’ve made for the first time and that I intend to post on the blog). I watch everyone’s face as they eat what I brought, judge how popular it is compared to other dishes, and feel compelled to keep tasting whatever I brought to make sure that I still think it is good. The best sign is if someone asks me for my recipe. That’s when I’ve succeeded at potlucking in my books. I recognize that this is probably not the best quality in a potluck participant but we all have our quirks?
Some of my greatest food loves are ones that my boyfriend does not share (artichokes, very dark chocolate, and tea or coffee flavoured desserts), especially in the ice cream department. So, when he goes for Stracciatella (which I don’t deny is delicious), I go for coffee or tea flavours. I am sure I have mentioned it before, but the ice cream at Bella Gelateria in Vancouver is by far the best I’ve tasted. They have so many great flavours, it was always hard to choose, I never had the luxury of trying them all. I have, however, tried the Earl Grey gelato and it is out of this world. So, really, there is only one thing to do: time to turn to my trusty ice cream maker.