Saturday, January 18, 2014

Truly MOIST banana cake!

Unfortunately I don't have a camera that can take a photo of the cake from inside my stomach so I'll leave the looks to your imagination. But I promise you this is insanely delicious! It is mommy dearest's recipe - she makes it in a pressure cooker (and also manages the same effect without the yeast), whereas I prefer the oven and so have to add some yeast. No difference in looks or taste really.

Flour (wheat or maida either is fine) – 1 & ¼ cup
Bananas – 5, overripe to the point where they're not edible
Baking powder, baking soda – 1 tsp each
Yeast – 1 sachet - this is roughly 3/4 of a tablespoon (sachet has instructions how to use it)
Unsalted butter – ½ cup
Salt 1 tsp
Sugar – ½ to ¾ cup (bananas have enough sweetness so don’t need too much)
Optional - Dry fruits like pecans/walnuts/dates/tooty frooty – small pieces, the ones we get in grocery sections
Optional; I don't use - Eggs - 2-3

       Mix flour, baking powder & soda, salt together and keep aside
       If using pecans/walnuts, lightly roast them without oil. This way they don't soften too much during baking.
       Mash the bananas, melt the butter, & blend them. Add sugar and blend again – this smells really bad!(If you have eggs, add these here and blend them in)
       Mix the flour and fluid to a thick batter. This is thicker than idli batter but still not a dough.
       Prepare yeast according to instructions on the packet & mix with the batter
       Keep aside for 5-10 mins to allow the yeast to take effect
       Gently fold the dry fruits into the mixture

Pre-heat oven to 330 F.
Put the batter into a baking container; it should be ½ - ¾ full.
Bake for 30-40 mins, keeping a watch and bringing it out till a toothpick comes out clean.
(While cooking in an oven, the yeast will cause the cake to rise to almost 50% more than the original level. This may be a good indicator of whether the batter is getting cooked.)

Once done, allow to cool a bit. And then ... ATTACK!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

"Weed" job anyone?!

ROFL LMFAO moment of the day:

You know they made selling weed legal in CO from 1st Jan

Yeah that's stupidity

it is a painkiller and a sedative

Like people will use it only for that

it will have implications
but people do get drunk and do things
same rules will apply here
atleast illegal trade will stop
which will be boob for mexico [OMG... OMFG Wha .. WTF??!!!!!]
boon* [Me: no no it is BOOB]
its a social experiment [Heh? Hah! I'm practically ROFLing now]
only time will tell