Sunday, July 29, 2012

Back to Baking~

So I've had a little rest from baking the past 2 weeks. I haven't been baking because of a number of reasons.. I guess laziness, lack of motivation, "busy"-ness... but yesterday I baked for the first time in 2 weeks. 2 weeks is a long time for me not to bake actually XD I wanted to make something fresh and fruity but we only had frozen berries not fresh. I also wanted to make a whole cake but since I started baking a bit late at night I thought it would take too long so I baked them in smaller muffin tins. I used the same recipe as Fruit Pastry Cake but am calling these: MINI BERRY PASTRY CAKES ^____^
Can't go wrong with berries :D
You can find the recipe here.

Felt really good to be back baking!~ 

Rising in the oven ^____^
Looks like a face!! haha
Berries making funny shapes XD
Brought these to lab meeting =) hope u guys liked it~
EDIT: Since this post I've already made Orange poppy seed cake and also this morning I baked Cinnamon scrolls ^__^ BAKINGTRAY IS BACK BAKING :D :D :D

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Chocolate Banana cake

I think I've mentioned before how good a combination chocolate and banana is.. but I'll say it again! Chocolate + Banana = Delicious =D

So when I saw this recipe in a cookbook~ I just had to try it out! It looked so simple.. (and it was!). Took me 15 minutes from beginning to the oven. The only test of patience was waiting for it to bake in the oven, especially when I could smell the melted chocolate and baked banana.
Mmm.. love it how u can see the banana and chocolate pieces~
Actually, I haven't been in a baking mood recently (I baked this last month). Not sure why... haven't really been inspired to bake anything and also maybe because I'm not stressed enough - I usually bake the most when I''m stressed. Anyways, enjoy this recipe :)

Chocolate Banana Cake

3 medium bananas, mashed
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 1/2 cups self raising flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3 tbs milk
3 tbs oil
100g dark chocolate, grated
100g walnuts, chopped (optional - I didn't have any so didn't add them)

1. Preheat oven to 170oC and grease/line loaf tin. 
2. Place bananas and sugar in large bowl and mix.
3. Sift in flour, add eggs, milk and oil and mix.
4. Fold in chocolate and walnuts.
5. Pour batter into loaf tin and bake for 55 minutes or until skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.

How simple was that!? x)
Slice it up!!! tastes so good warm~
So hopefully I'll be in a baking mood soon =D So I can share more recipes with you all :)

EDIT: I was just watching an episode of MASTERCHEF last night and it was SO AWESOME!!!! =D It had Adriano Zumbo who made a cake tower!!! so def inspired to bake now =p