Showing posts with label Banana. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Banana. Show all posts

Monday, 18 May 2015

[recipe] Coconut Banana Bread - 椰子香蕉面包

Today we will be having banana bread that is made with ripe bananas that are sweet and fragrant together with coconut oil and fresh shredded coconut that add in strong coconut flavour without overpowering the taste of the bananas. We love the moist and soft interior of the cake with a slight crisp top that is covered with lightly burnt shredded coconut that adds extra bits for a perfect breakfast or tea choice.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Caramelised Banana Chiffon Cake - 焦糖香蕉威风蛋糕

Caramelised Banana Chiffon Cake
Hi peeps! How does cake filled with caramelised banana sounds to you? Good? Today I would be sharing another chiffon cake recipe which inspired by one of my girlfriends through our WhatsApp chat. And with the recipe shared by her friend I decide to give it a twist by using gula melak instead of caster sugar to caramelise the banana for that unique fragrant and taste.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Banana Coconut Bread using Coconut Flour

I always love things to be simple when it comes to food preparation for the family. So whenever the recipe calls for "one pot dish" or "one pot cake" I would be most delighted to try it out because I get to wash lesser utensils as well as time spent in the kitchen. So here I have a quick recipe which only requires stir and mix after which you could sit back and relax while waiting for the cake to be out from the oven.

This quick Banana Coconut Bread has a lovely moist texture plus coconut scent from coconut flour used and I also love the extract dose of walnuts which gives the bread an extra crunch and nutty flavour.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Banana And Espresso Walnut Muffins

Two weeks ago, I made some Banana And Espresso Walnut Muffins using Nigella Lawson’s Banana Muffin’s recipe whereby I added some extra walnuts and instant espresso coffee powder  to enhance the flavour. I always love Nigella’s recipe which is easy to follow and the ingredients used  are also easily found in our kitchen pantry. Moreover these muffins are so light and fluffy which makes them a great company for breakfast or afternoon snack together with smoothie or hot beverages.


BANANA AND ESPRESSO WALNUT MUFFINS


This recipe is so easy to follow and my kid just loves to do it on his own with minimum help from me. To start with divide the ingredients into two mixing bowls; wet batter and flour mixtures. Mix the egg batter into the flour mixtures, stir till combine and add in walnuts if using then divide batter into baking cups/muffin tray and off it goes into the oven. And if you are fast you can even complete the whole process from preparing, mixing and baking within 30 minutes.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

5 Assorted Chiffon Cakes Recipes - Part II

Good morning everyone! For those who follow my updates on Instagram and Facebook Page, you will release that I have being working on some chiffon cake recipes lately. It is such a quick and easy cake to whip up in about 10 minutes plus 40 minutes baking time in the oven (excluding cooling time) and you get to enjoy some lovely hearty homemade chiffon anytime of the day.

I had received some emails from readers regarding problems that they face while making chiffon cakes mostly because the cake sinks or did not rise as fluffy as expected. All these might due to  folding of egg whites into the yolk batter (over mixed), oven temperature or etc. But I am sure with proper guideline and hands-on once will eventually master the recipes. In this post, I will be sharing another 5 chiffon cake recipes apart from what I did in Chiffon Cake Recipes - Part I.

Monday, 2 September 2013

[4 Recipes] Quick and Easy Meal With Bosch MSM6 ErgoMixx Hand Blender

With the new gadget Bosch ErgoMixx Hand Blender added into my kitchen pantry, I decided to work on a lunch menu to test out its features and functions to blend, process and whisk. In this post, I will be sharing four recipes using those functions which I am quite happy with the end results.

Actually before using the hand blender I did a Google search on it's review; and I am pretty distracted with some of the negative reviews on it's universal cutter and blender. But all those worries were put in vain after I tested out the blender with the recipes shown below. Now I am glad that I can easily handle small amount of ingredients using this reliable blender.

Friday, 16 August 2013

[Recipe] Gula Melaka Banana Cake With Walnuts

Our family loves "banana" cake except me. But about two weeks ago, when I saw Maryann (@tubbykat) Gula Melaka Banana Bread's photo on Instagram (here) I know immediately I am sold for this combination because of my favourite "Gula Melaka" which is one of the key ingredients for this recipe. With that added it definitely enhance the taste and aroma of the cake which makes them similar smells rather like caramel popcorn.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Deep-fried Banana with Popiah Skin

This is a yummy finger food that mum taught me while we are having a conversation about how to use those banana that I always stock up for our weekly fruit supply. She mentioned that she saw a Taiwan cooking clip from youtube which use fresh "popiah skin" to wrap banana with some Japanese mayonnaise and deep-fried till golden brown.

So without hesitate, I bought some fresh popiah skin and start making some for our morning tea.  After which when I posted this photo on my "Instagram", someone comment that it looks similar to one of their Philippines dessert which is known as Turon or Banana Lumpia.  And when I did a Google, it shows that Turon is a Philippine snack made of thinly sliced bananas and a slice of jackfruit which dusted with brown sugar and rolled in spring roll wrapper and deep-fried.

Friday, 9 March 2012

{Photo Friday} Homemade Banana Fritters

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I fell in love with this Banana Fritters during one of my brunch invite over at Maameemoomoo's place.  Indeed Sherie is a fabulous cook plus baker who can turn simple ingredients into restaurant standard and styling food. And if you remember she is also the one who inspired and taught me quick and simple method on making homemade bread. (you can read more on my homemade bread ideas and recipes HERE)

You cannot imagine how delicious these fluffy banana treat taste like until you sank your teeth into one of these. I still remember vividly that I had about 5 pieces of these over at Sherie's place. It's simple so irresistible with the extra honey, butter and banana slices. And both of us agreed that these banana fritters taste quite similar to Kueh Kodok (Deep-Fried Banana Balls)


HOMEMADE BANANA FRITTERS


Finally, Sherie posted her recipe last week and now I am able to make this yummy treat on my own whenever I have some extra banana in the pantry. Moreover this recipe also makes a great idea as snack anytime of the day.


Recipe adapted from Sherie of Maameemoomoo, HERE.

(Serves: 2-3 | Preparation: 10 minutes | Cooking: 20 minutes)

Ingredients:
150g Plain Flour
1.5 Teaspoon Baking Powder
60g Brown Sugar
125ml Buttermilk
1 eggs
2 Ripe Bananas, mashed

Toppings:
2 Ripe Banana, sliced lengthways
Unsalted Butter
Honey
Fresh Berries, optional

You can refer the steps on making these yummy banana fritters from Sherie's post HERE.



OUR FAVOURITE BANANA RECIPES


Banana and Oreo Muffin

Blueberry Banana Jam

Double Chocolate Banana Cake

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Double Chocolate Banana Cake

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Continue from my previous post on the Banana Chocolate Cake With Cranberry this double chocolate version is definitely with excitement! I made this Double Chocolate Banana Cake because it consists two of my boy's favourite ingredients which are "Banana" and "Dark Chocolate" and they definitely pairs well. If you want to impress your guests with something rich, soft and moist and quick for afternoon tea perhaps you can try baking this using either oven method or my super Happy Call Pan!


DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BANANA CAKE
(using Happy Call Pan)


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From the photo above you can still visual the ozzing chocolate from the cake which makes it texture extra sexy and hard not to fall in love with especially if you are a chocolate lover. And moreover chocolate and banana are definitely an awesome pair of ingredients.


(Makes: 30 x 25cm | Preparation: 10 minutes | Cooking: 30 minutes)

Chinese Version of the recipe HERE.

Ingredients:
200g All-Purpose Flour(plain flour)
25g Valrhona Cocoa Powder
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Pinch of Salt
170g Unsalted Butter, room temperature
170g Caster Sugar
2 Eggs(55g each)
2 Ripe Banana(about 200 - 220g), mashed
30ml of Fresh Milk
100g Dark Chocolate, chopped


Method:-
1. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a bowl and set aside.

2. Cream soft butter and caster sugar using a electric beater or hand whisk till pale and creamy.

3. Add one egg at a time together with vanilla extract, beat till combined before stirring in the mashed banana and mix well.

4. Using a spatula, fold in sifted flours in 3 batches alternatively with milk till well combined. Lastly stir in the chopped chocolate.

5. Slowly scrap mixture into the lightly greased Happy Call Pan(grease 1 teaspoon of oil on both side of the pan using hand or paper towel).

6. Bake on low heat for 12 minutes, slowly shift the pan towards right side so that left side (1/2 of the HCP) of the pan is on the heat, bake for another 6 minutes. Next shift the pan back towards the left side so that right side(1/2 of the HCP) of the pan is on the heat. (the purpose of doing this is to even out the baking as well as give the cake a nice brown colour on the surface when flip over)

7. Lastly, flip the HCP over and bake for another 6 minutes(3 minutes left, 3 minutes right) to have a nice brown top.

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FOR OVEN METHOD:-
1. Follow steps 1 - 4, pour cake batter into a greased 7" square or round tin.

2. Bake in preheated 180° Celsius oven for about 40 - 50 minutes or when a skewer inserted in the center and comes out clean.



MIXED FRUIT CAKE
(Preview)


Lastly here is a snack preview of the Mixed Fruit Cake which I made together on the same as the above Double Chocolate Banana Cake. This one was rather a quick version using soaked mixed fruit in RUM and Orange juice and bake using a butter cake recipe. 

Friday, 2 March 2012

Banana Chocolate Cake With Cranberry

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Banana Cake is always an old-fashioned family favourite when comes to tea-time or gatherings. I love it's unique fragrant release from the cake that kept lingering in your mouth after eating as well it also contribute extra points to the texture of the cake.

We also have quite a few of our favourite banana cake recipes such as "Banana And Oreo Muffin ", "Spongy Banana Cake" and "Cranberry And Banana Walnut Cake" which you might be interested to take a look too. 


BANANA CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH CRANBERRY
(using Happy Call Pan)


After the two cake recipes that I have tested using Happy Call Pan(HCP), I decided to try whether I could apply normal cake recipe using this pan instead of oven. So I made this Banana Chocolate Cake with Cranberry which inspired from the latest banana cake recipe(HERE) that I have shared a few weeks back. Although the cake did not rise as high as what I expected compared to oven bake but the overall texture and taste of this cake is very well-received. Many who tried (during the blind taste test) didn't even realise that this cake is actually bake using HCP instead of oven.

(Makes: 30 x 25cm | Preparation: 10 minutes | Cooking: 30 minutes)

Ingredients:
225g All-Purpose Flour(plain flour)
170g Unsalted Butter, room temperature
170g Caster Sugar
2 Eggs(55g each)
2 Large Ripe Banana, mashed
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Pinch of Salt
30ml of Milk
100g Dark Chocolate, chopped
60g Dried Cranberry
2 Tablespoons of RUM
1 Extra Banana for topping, optional


Method:-
1. Soak Cranberry(roughly chopped) with 2 Tablespoons of RUM for about 10 minutes. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a bowl and set aside.

2. Cream soft butter and caster sugar using a electric beater or hand whisk till pale and creamy.

3. Add one egg at a time together with vanilla extract, beat till combined before stirring in the mashed banana and cranberry mixture. Mix well.

4. Using a spatula, fold in sifted flours in 3 batches alternatively with milk till well combined. Lastly stir in the chopped chocolate.

5. Slowly scrap mixture into the lightly greased Happy Call Pan(grease 1 teaspoon of oil on both side of the pan using hand or paper towel). You can also add some banana slices on top of the batter before baking to enhance the look and taste.

6. Bake on low heat for 12 minutes, slowly shift the pan towards right side so that left side (1/2 of the HCP) of the pan is on the heat, bake for another 6 minutes. Next shift the pan back towards the left side so that right side(1/2 of the HCP) of the pan is on the heat. (the purpose of doing this is to even out the baking as well as give the cake a nice brown colour on the surface when flip over)

7. Lastly, flip the HCP over and bake for another 6 minutes(3 minutes left, 3 minutes right) to have a nice brown top.

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FOR OVEN METHOD:-
1. Follow steps 1 - 4, pour cake batter into a greased 7" square or round tin.

2. Bake in preheated 180° Celsius oven for about 40 - 50 minutes or when a skewer inserted in the center and comes out clean.



DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BANANA CAKE
(Preview)


Lastly here is a snack preview of the Double Chocolate Banana Cake made using similar recipe above with a slight twist.Will update more recipes on my HCP bakes and dishes soon. Stay tune.

Friday, 10 February 2012

Cranberry And Banana Walnut Cake

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Last Friday we kick off our 1st Photo Friday with Pineapple Upside-down Cake which i adapted from "Just One Cookbook" and for this week I would be sharing this delicious Cranberry And Banana Walnut Cake from Wen's Delight who is also the host for January Aspiring Baker event on Auspicious Dishes for CNY(Jan 2012). If you need more inspiration for Chinese New Year dishes you can take a look at the roundup HERE.

I get to know Wendy's blog on Wen's Delight a few year back through blogs hopping. She is very generous on sharing recipes of her wonderful bakes and I have indeed tried a few recipes on her blog too. Last week since I have some extra banana and cranberry in the panty I decided to try out this recipe as her cake look so yummy on her post.


CRANBERRY BANANA CAKE


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This recipe is quite a standard method with creaming butter and sugar till light and creamy before adding one egg at a time and beat till combine. Whereas the mashed banana and dried ingredients are to be fold in alternatively till the cake batter is well mixed. If compared the outlook and internal texture of the cake wendy's version is definitely much better than mine as my seems to be a bit over mixed/baked with bits of crumbs falling. 


Recipe adapted from Wendy of Wen's Delight, HERE.

(Make: 7" Square Tin | Preparation: 10 minutes | Cooking: 50 minutes)

Ingredients:
230g Unsalted Butter, soften
2 Tablespoons Honey (optional)
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
4 Large Eggs
140g Castor Sugar
270g Self-raising Flour
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
240g Ripe Bananas, mashed
50g Chopped Walnuts
2 Tablespoons Dried cranberries, roughly chopped
1 Tablespoon of rum liquor

You can refer the steps on making the cake at Wendy's post HERE.

Wendy has a large collection of cake recipes (about 124 recipes) for you to take your pick so if you are keen to try out more recipes from her site. You can refer to this link HERE. Till then have a great weekend everyone!!!

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