Thursday, June 7, 2012

Banana Chocolate Chip Loaf

Do you have some overripe banana's sitting in your refrigerator?? Are you wondering what to do with it coz you prefer not to throw it?? well you have come at the right place...here is a supereasy and tasty recipe that everyone will love :)
I have picked the recipe from rachel ray, but made some changes to it to make it my own :)

Ingredients:
  1. 2 ripe bananas (1 cup mashed)
  2. 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 3/4 cup sugar
  5. 1/2 tsp salt
  6. 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  7. 1 tsp baking soda
  8. 1 tsp vanilla
  9. 3/4 cup chocolate chips (semi sweet or bitter as per preference)
Method:
  • in a large bowl, whisk together eggs, vegetable oil and mashed bananas.
  • add vanilla, baking soda, salt and sugar mix well
  • add flour mix well to form an even consistency batter, do not overmix. 
  • lastly add chocolate chips
  • Preheat the oven for 350 deg F
  • grease the baking dish/ loaf dish with butter and flour it. (sprinkle some flour on the baking dish and rotate it so that a thin layer of flour sticks to the butter all around the baking dish, do this keeping the baking tray over the sink so that excess flour falls in the sink.)
  • Pour the batter in the baking dish and bake it for 45 min or till the knife comes out clean.
  • Let it cool for ten minutes, then you can invert it on a plate.
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step 3



ENJOY :)
Enjoy this bread as dessert or over breakfast!!                                          
Tip:
If you like it sweeter or more chocolaty add 1 cup sugar and 1 cup chocolate chips instead of 3/4.
This bread stays good for 4 days without refrigerator....i doubt it would last that long though ;)   

Saturday, June 2, 2012

apple crumble

Mitu was after me since a while to make this....first time i had eaten this was at my mama's home, made by Ba...it was supertasty and I was hooked on to this tasty and super easy dish...can be made in microwave too..
so noella this one is for you too...coz u asked me the recipe and I am sorry I didnt have it written down...now u can try to make it..and trust me it tastes awesome!!

Ingredients: (makes 10 servings)
  1. 5 medium sized sweet apples (peeled and cored and chopped)
  2. 9 tbsp sugar
  3. 1 cup all purpose flour
  4. 3/4 cup oats
  5. 10 tbsp butter (semi- soft) / margarine
  6. 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  7. 1 tbsp lemon juice
  8. 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  9. 1/3 cup brown sugar
Method:
  • Preheat oven for 350 F
  • take chopped apples in a bowl, add 3 tbsp sugar, lime and half cinnamon.
  • In a baking pan spread the apples and cook them for 5 min (till the turn semi soft)
  • In another bowl take all purpose flour, oats, 6 tbsp sugar, walnuts, remaining cinnamon and butter and mix it till it forms a crumbly mixture. I like the crunchy texture oats add to the crumble.
  • spread this mixture on semi cooked apples
  • spread brown sugar over the mixture, it gives a nice caramelized look.
  • bake it for 30 min or till the crumble looks nice golden brown and apples are soft and bubbly.
  • serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream...

Step 1

Step 3
Enjoy this delicious treat!!!

Step 2
Tip:
  • If you feel that the crumble is getting too dry or burnt then drizzle some melted butter over it.
  • If you like your apples less cooked then do not cook them alone, spread the mix over the uncooked apples and bake for 30 min...let it remain in oven for 10- 15 min after you turn it off...that softens the apples some bit without over cooking it...
  • try both the ways and find out for yourself which one you like better ;)