Thursday, December 27, 2012

Banana Loaf cake

This time again it is a cake recipe. I made this so many times, but this is the first time I am posting this recipe coz this time I managed to take photos before it got over :-).

This is one of my favorites, as I like the unique banana flavor and the soft texture. The ripe bananas are mashed and added in the batter and when it is done, it is cut into slices. This cake is best served warm with a slight spread of butter. In this cake, we can add any of the nuts we want. This is a perfect tea time cake and kids will also love this to have them after coming back from school.


  1. Butter- ½ cup
  2. Sugar- ¾ cup
  3. Vanilla Essence- 1tsp
  4. Egg-1no
  5. Bananas- 2 nos
  6. All purpose flour / Maida- 1 ½ cup
  7. Milk- ¼ cup
  1. Mix the butter and sugar well in a bowl till it becomes creamy and pale in colour. In this add the vanilla essence and egg and mix well.
  2. Mash the bananas and add them in the above mixture and mix well with a spoon without any lumps.
  3. Add the all purpose flour and milk alternately till everything is well incorporated.
  4. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Pour the prepared batter in a greased loaf pan and bake for about 40 min or till an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  5. When it is done cool on a wire rack and decorate on top as required.

I am sending this to Bake Fest

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Eggless Vanilla Cupcakes - Christmas baking....

I hope all of you are busy baking goodies for Christmas and going for vacations and so on. For me the baking bug has bitten me yet again and so there are some cakes and cupcakes coming out of my oven. Some are successful and some with cracks ..:(

The cracks in the sense, in the starting days of baking , i.e when I learnt baking, I had a passion to bake more and more goodies and so the cookies, cakes and cupcakes, whatever I made came out well (as you all can see in my previous posts). but now- a-days, whenever I am trying to bake something, either it would be half baked and raw or I can see big big cracks on them, which is not at all a pleasing sight.

So my little one insisted me to make cupcakes for her and as she will be very happy even with my cracked cupcakes and so I made her these egg less cupcakes and to my surprise, they came out perfect (without any cracks ). I was really surprised how these turned out perfect. This is the recipe I used ...

Adapted from cookingandme:

  1. All purpose flour / Maida- 1 ½ Cups
  2. Thick Curd- 1 Cup
  3. Sugar- ¾ Cup
  4. Baking powder- 1 ¼ tsp
  5. Baking Soda- ¼ tsp
  6. Vanilla Essence- 1 tsp
  7. Oil- ½ Cup
  1. Mix sugar and curd well till the sugar is well dissolved.
  2. In this add baking powder, baking soda, vanilla essence and oil. Stir well.
  3. Add the flour slowly and gently fold the mixture, without over mixing the batter.
  4. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 180 degrees C and pour the above batter in the cupcake liners and bake for about 15- 20 min or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  5. When it is done cool them on wire rack and decorate as needed or serve them as it is.

I am sending this to cookcookandcook and also to spicyfood events.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Peanut Butter Cookies

You all might be wondering where this girl has disappeared from the blogging world. Actually these days I am really really busy with my school work, regular home stuff, running after my little one and to add to it, I also started hitting the gym due to very heavy coercing from my husband. But the idea of going to a gym is not at all bad as it is a real stress buster. Forgetting all the tension of work, I will be in another world.

Ok now coming to my today’s recipe, its about cookies. The other day when I was cleaning my pantry, I got a big bottle of peanut butter which was idling. We bought that for my little one but she is more interested in nutella. So I thought of trying out cookies from that peanut butter and I remembered the recipe which I had come across in “Laura in the kitchen”. The end result is as you all can see.

Adapted from Laura in the Kitchen:

  1. All purpose flour / maida- 1 ½ cups
  2. Baking Soda- ½ tsp
  3. Salt- a pinch
  4. Butter- ½ Cup
  5. Sugar- 1cup
  6. Egg- 1no
  7. Vanilla extract- 1tsp
  8. Peanut Butter- ¾ cup
  1. Cream together the butter and sugar till it turns out to be creamy and fluffy. In this add the egg and continue to mix till combined.
  2. In this add the peanut butter and the vanilla extract and mix well.
  3. Add the dry ingredients one by one i.e all purpose flour, baking soda and salt. Mix well till everything is well combined.
  4. Scoop it on a baking tray and flatten the cookies using your fingers or the back of a spoon. Decorate it as you want and bake in a preheated oven of 170 degrees C for about 15- 20 minutes or till golden around the edges.
  5. When it is done transfer it on a wire rack and cool completely.

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