Friday, 8 February 2013

Banana Cake/Muffin...muffinhead going bananas!!!!!!!!

Happy Happy Happy today!!...50th post and a picture or two of mine got published on Tastespotting, Tasteologie and Kitchenartistry and not to forget the new facebook page!! Couple of thank yous in order

I am not a baker and I am not a bloggerI do one of these things rarely and have started doing the other regularly because of one personmy sissy Nbelow is how it all it started before a few others decided to join in and have some fun at my expensewell "the blog", as it turns, out didn't quite shape up the way sissy had hopedshe wanted  my mad ravings about life and people to be made public and I refused to do so and instead started this one ( I needed to record my recipes somewhere  and I consider lifting a pen to write as too much work !! ) thank you sissy for these two things, for the other two precious ‘things’ and for the trillion other stuff...

Talking about the blog, well the  credit for the pictures goes to my friends “Mo” and “Na” (notice them in the conversation above)both fabulous photographers (and writers) with fancy cameras who led by example and encouraged and pushed me to read the manual of my camera to discover there was a ‘close up’ function there, that I could turn off the flash, that there were tons of other fancy things in there, asked me to click in daylight and have a little patienceI try and follow the daylight bit and that is why you don’t get to see the fancy dinners I cook (I honestly do, cross my heart), read the first 10 pages of the manual and as for the patience bit – never ever gonna happen!! So thanks to them and  total “luck by chance” that those photos got accepted and published (luck by chance is one of my favorite phrases, sadly no one apart from a few people get it).

As for the baking part, well, sissy started baking when she was in college and I would stand there and help...and by help I mean licking the bowls clean, passing my expert comments and irritating herthis is one of her recipes...the reason I like it is because it is simple and easy for someone like me to handleit is crunchy on top and soft in the middle...supposed to be made in a cake tin but I couldn't find mine (I have six and realized only now that they still have not been unpacked from a year back from when we had moved last time)  so made them in a muffin pan which was a recent purchase (point to note hubby, there is a reason why I keep on buying all this stuff)...oh and btw I was supposed to add walnuts in it but forgot, so added a couple on top. And, of course, as you would have noticed, please, unlike me, don’t fill up the muffin thingy  till the top edge.

And thank you to all those who come visiting the blog...thanks to you, the blog has crossed a "webpage view" number I never ever thought it would and didn't even know till now that I wanted it to...and the 30 of you who have given the thumbs-up to the fb page (voluntarily, bullied by me or gently nudged by MY people)...

Reading this you would never believe that I am one of those people who doesn't like the blogs where you literally have to go through the entire “ Ramayan” to get to the recipe...but I am and my apologies for rambling on today...Happy weekend people, see you on Monday!!

And for those of you who think this is all a bit too much...BOO-YAAAH!!

Banana Cake/Muffins


  • Regular flour, 2 cups
  • Sugar, 1 cup
  • Baking powder, 1 tbsp
  • Salt, ½  tsp.
  • (Very) Ripe bananas, mashed, 2 ( the riper, blacker the better)
  • Milk, 1/3 cup
  • Oil, 1/4 cup
  • Egg, 1 large


Preheat oven to 180 C.

Grease the cake pan/muffins liners.

In a bowl sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add in the sugar and mix. Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir only till everything is combined together – don’t over mix.

Pour batter into greased pan. Bake cake tin for about 45-50 minutes and muffins for about 25-20 minutes - or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let it rest for about 5-10 minutes out of oven before taking out of the pan.

(can add chopped walnuts, but I forgot! So added a few on the top)


  1. The best thing about having cool friends is that you don't have to do anything, and yet you get mentioned in the Oscar Acceptance speeches!
    Yeah for hitting the half century. And here's to many, many, many more incredible recipes.

  2. friends don't gush in publish,the geeky ones do!! thanks 'Na'!!