Is there a particular food item that brings back the child in you? Give me a tin of condensed milk and I feel younger than my 6 year old nephew! Even today, every time I open a condensed milk tin I end up with a band aid on my finger. The funny thing is that, I'm eating and licking it in such a hurry thinking that I'll get caught, even if I'm all alone at home, what to say… old habits die hard ;)
Recently when I went shopping with one of my friends, she got a tin of milk powder, not to make tea/coffee or anything of that sort… it's solely for her husband to eat! Her statement brought back many memories.. memories of me hiding under the bed with Nestle Everyday milk powder tin and a spoon. I used to stuff my mouth with big spoonfuls of milk powder in a hurry before anybody got hold of me, that it got stuck between my teeth. No wonder Amma used to lock it up in store room!
I was introduced to Nutella only after coming to Bahrain. Initially I never bothered buying it, because I'm not a big chocolate fan. Then I happened to see Nutella this and Nutella that in so many food blogs, I decided to try it. Whenever I bought it, the Nutella jar mysteriously disappeared. Only to discover a few days later, an empty jar with a spoon stuck inside in some corner of the house! Over the years, I bought n number of Nutella, but it didnt last more than 2-3 days. If it's Milkmaid for me and milk powder for a friend, it's Nutella for Jose, that brings back the child in him. Anyways, recently when I bought it, I made sure to bake these cupcakes on the very same day, so finally I could do something with it.
Btw, all this while I used to think I've a lot of growing up to do, but the idea of two grownups sitting with a tin of Nutella and milk powder, respectively, licking the spoon… makes me think twice… that I'm pretty much grown up ;)
About these cupcakes, it's a very moist chocolate cupcake with the surprise element of Nutella in the middle. If you are already a Nutella fan, I've nothing more to say. If you are new to Nutella, try it, at least just to see whether the child in you is kicking and jumping and still alive ;)