Friday, January 11, 2013

the most fabulous banana cake

assalamu'alaikum wrt wbt.

kek ni dibuat pertama kali utk usrah.
kek ni juga dibuat kali kedua utk anak2 dirumah.
they love it!


  • 3/4 cup (110gm) plain flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 very ripe large banana (about 1/2 to 3/4 cups when mashed)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar (regular white sugar)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) butter, at room temperature
  • 50ml sour cream (or buttermilk as in original recipe)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350F / 180C. Grease a 9" cake pan or a brownie pan like I used. This size is actually for the recipe which I have halved here so you can only make a thin single layered cake if you use a 9" pan. Try a smaller pan if you want to frost the cake in layers.
  2. Put the flour, baking powder, salt, and soda into the food processor and whiz them together for about 15-20 seconds. Tip into a bowl and set aside. If mixing by hand, just put everything into a bowl and blend together using a whisk or a fork.
  3. Chop the bananas into the food processor next and whiz into a pulp. Make sure the banana is really really ripe. Again, you can do this by hand using a fork or potato masher, in a separate bowl.
  4. Add the sugar and egg to the mashed banana and whiz for another minute. Then add the butter and whiz for another minute until the mixture is thick and creamy. (Cream together for about 5 mins if doing by hand).
  5. Next, add the sour cream (or buttermilk) and vanilla extract and whiz in quick pulses until just blended. Fold together if doing by hand.
  6. At this stage, you can either tip the flour mixture into the food processor or fold together in a separate bowl. My chopper bowl is not that big so I did this in a bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and fold until just blended. Don't overdo the mixing part.
  7. Scoop into greased tray and smooth out the top layer evenly.
  8. Bake for about 40 mins or until the top turns golden brown and the cake passes the skewer test. Remove and let cool completely before frosting ( i use leftover cream cheese frosting).

blueberry lemon bread

assalamu'alaikum wrt wbt

i made this cake with no reason..
just because i had 1/2cup of blueberries
and 1 lemon that had been sitting idle for weeks
niat di hati nak sedekah utk kawan2..

blueberry lemony

  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8x4 Inch loaf pan. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt together and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, and beat well. Mix in the juice of 1 lemon. Add the flour mixture, alternating with the milk. Fold in the lemon zest and blueberries. Pour into prepared 8x4 inch loaf pan.
  3. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. For the glaze, combine 1/4 cup sugar with 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Drizzle over cake while still warm.

Friday, January 4, 2013

broccoli and sausage egg muffins

assalamu'alaikum wrt wbt.

this is my friday breakfast :)
alhamdulillah.. telan 2 bijik dah kenyang!

adapted from: snackinginthekitchen

  • 1 pound sausage (Ayamas)
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk 
  • 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • grated Cheese as needed

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Boil salted water and dump sausages for few minutes. Take out sausages and blanched the broccoli florets.
  3. Whisk together eggs, milk, oil and baking powder.  Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Lightly spray a 12-cupcake pan with oil. Spoon out the sausage and broccoli mixture evenly into each cupcake.
  5. Ladle the egg mixture over sausage and broccoli. 
  6. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

breakfast muffins

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

marie-helene's apple cake

assalamu'alaikum wrt wbt

ahlan wa sahlan 2013!

i've been neglecting my blog! and i thought i can keep track of my bakes n such in my instagram.. but i forgot where the recipe comes from! and when i want to make it again.. am at lost! aduyaiiii...

anyhow, here is one of the recipe that i remember.. which i made about 2-3 weeks ago.. when my cousin from Kenya is here. we brought her family (her mother, herself, her 4 kids) to morib gold coast. them kids had a blast! my cousin said her kids will never forget this vacation. alhamdulillah..

onto the cake. i brought this cake together with soft buns to morib. it was finished in a second!

marie-helene apple cake

source: seasaltwithfood

  • ¾ Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • ¾ tsp Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • 4 Large Apples
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • ¾ Cup Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Dark Rum -- i replaced with ribena
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 8 Tbsp (1 stick) Unsalted Butter, melted and cooled 
  1. Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Generously butter an 8-inch springform pan and put it on a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper and put the springform on it.
  2. Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together in small bowl. Peel the apples, cut them in half and remove the cores. Cut the apples into 1- to 2-inch chunks.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk until they’re foamy. Pour in the sugar and whisk for a minute or so to blend. Whisk in the rum and vanilla. Whisk in half the flour and when it is incorporated, add half the melted butter, followed by the rest of the flour and the remaining butter, mixing gently after each addition so that you have a smooth, rather thick batter. Switch to a rubber spatula and fold in the apples, turning the fruit so that it's coated with batter. Scrape the mix into the pan and poke it around a little with the spatula so that it's evenish.
  4. Slide the pan into the oven and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until the top of the cake is golden brown and a knife inserted deep into the center comes out clean; the cake may pull away from the sides of the pan. Transfer to a cooling rack and let rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Carefully run a blunt knife around the edges of the cake and remove the sides of the springform pan. (Open the springform slowly, and before it’s fully opened, make sure there aren't any apples stuck to it.) Allow the cake to cool until it is just slightly warm or at room temperature. If you want to remove the cake from the bottom of the springform pan, wait until the cake is almost cooled, then run a long spatula between the cake and the pan, cover the top of the cake with a piece of parchment or wax paper, and invert it onto a rack. Carefully remove the bottom of the pan and turn the cake over onto a serving dish.
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