Saturday, March 12, 2011

Going bananas over bananas

Over the past 2 weeks, I had the craving to bake something with bananas in it. There were a couple of occasions I bought a bunch of bananas with the hope of using them for my baking but they ended up feeding the fruitflies. Simply no time and usually too tired after work.

Reading all the fabulous blogs with banana cake recipes only made me more guilty of having to throw the rotting bunches away. Moreover, there is always an urge to try out those recipes that are featured. Moist and fluffy etc bloggers usually describe their masterpieces and then I wonder if I could produce the same.

Attracted by 2 particular recipes, by Jess@Bakericious Banana and Oreos Muffins and Banana Chocolate Cake from fellow blogger and great baker, Bakertan, I finally disciplined myself to try them out.

The Banana and Oreos Muffins were absolutely gorgeous and an instant hit with my colleagues. They could not taste the oreos as oreos and thought they were melted chocolates! Moist and fluffy - haha - now my turn to use that common phrase, the muffins were a success and I would like to acknowledge and thank Bakericious for putting up the recipe on her blog. Unfortunately, there are no photos of my muffins. 

Baketan detailed how to bake his Banana Chocolate Cake and it was so inspiring that I told myself I had to try it out. And so I did this morning. It was awesome and again, moist and fluffy. Took less than an hour to bake. Thanks Bakertan.

The quest is on - not going bananas but macaroons! Any tips or reference from dear bloggers?