Sunday, December 5, 2010

No-Fail Banana Muffin & Jason's 10th Birthday

Weather for Te Awamutu today,
Season :
Forecast :
Chance of Rain
Temp : 28°C | 15°C
Current :
Moderate Breeze with Late Fog
Temp : 15°C

Salam, Kia Ora...

I'm back again...hehehez :D  I don't know why I felt so tired the past 2 days.  It wasn't even me who hosted the BBQ and the birthday party...LOL!!  Yesterday, I only decided to make these muffins at abt 11am when I asked hb what time we should be at the party.  He said that we should be there no later than 2pm.

At first I thought of making spring rolls but I just couldn't be bothered to peel the potatoes and then cook them.  After that, I have to roll the spring rolls and fry them...the weather is just too hot to be slaving in the kitchen...hehehez.  I found this recipe at Rima's blog while I was cracking my head on what to bring to the party.  This recipe is really very easy, peasy, japanesy and it only took me abt an hr from the start of preparation to baking these little beauties.  Pssssttt : I had to return the plate to its owner thats why...hehehez and I don't feel good returning an empty plate.

I wanted to sprinkle the top of the muffins with chocolate chips but to my dismay :( there wasn't any chocolate chips left in the pantry.  Hmmmzzz that was very strange bcos I'm sure I do stock them up...wonders if there was any black headed mouse that has been nibbling them......I shall investigate...hahahaz :D  Since I haven't solved the mystery, I sprinkled the muffin's top with almond flakes instead.

Source : Rima.  Thank you Rima for sharing this recipe...

Ingredients :
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 cup sugar (I only used 3/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup canola/corn oil (I used melted butter)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Method :
  • Mix flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Whisk sugar, oil and eggs until smooth.  Add banana and vanilla, beating well.
  • Add flour mixture and beat until well combined.
  • Bake at 180 deg C for 25 mins. (I baked them at 160 deg C for 25 mins)
Yields : 10 pcs for big cupcake casings or 18 pcs for smaller casings.  (I got 11 pieces)

1 thing that I've realised abt Kiwi kids and even adults....if it ain't sloppily iced with thick icing, it won't be a big hit....hehehez.  I'm the opposite of them, I lurve this muffin....its really soft and moist. 

Jason's cake was iced & decorated by Jessie, his sister, who is only 14 yrs old.  She is really talented and I'm sure she will only get better.  Wonders why there's too many candles though...hahahaz.  Kiwi kids having fun at their own backyard...don't need to spend money to enjoy water sliding....;)

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend just like I did with mine.  Guess what we had for dinner tonight??  No prizes for guessing the right answer thou...hehehez.  Will share it with everyone tomorrow ;p.

Me Te Aroha...With Love,
Anie ;)

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Maya Marisa said...

U just gave me an idea wat to bake today!!! banana muffin of course...but i kena check dulu, ada stock pisang tak?
btw, kek adidas tu choc cake ker? and wow, wat a talented teen. me, tat age, masak air ajer la yg i reti...

Anie said...


I highly recommend u the banana muffins ;) Senang nak buat dan sedap, cfm lagi sedap biler sprinkle choc chips...hehehez.

That adidas cake is a madeira cake with just a basic sugar icing. Mmg pandai lah Jessie ni...cake nya pun sedap ;p