Friday, December 12, 2014

Banana Pecan Chocolate Cake

One word. Delicious!
Healthy option.


3 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas, very ripe
6 tablespoon buttermilk*
1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Pecans, chopped
Chopped chocolate bar or chocolate chips


Grease pan and line with wax paper.
In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder. set aside.
In a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream the butter until smooth. Add the sugar gradually and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beating well after each addition. Add the mashed bananas. Add half of the dry ingredients, mixing well until incorporated, then add the buttermilk and vanilla, and then the other half of the dry ingredients. mix well but do not over beat.
Divide batter into prepared pans. Garnish batter with chopped pecans and chocolate or chocolate chips.
Bake for 40 minutes for a 9x2 inch pan. Time depends on how big or shallow your prepared pans. Doneness is a little browning on top or inserted cake tester comes out clean.
Cool in the pan for at least a minute and cool completely on the cake rack completely.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Cornflakes-Pretzels Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love trying new recipes and feed people yummy baked goodies. This cookie is inspired from the infamous momofuku cornflake cookie recipe. I just tweaked the recipe and procedure because I am that lazy baker, haha! I just try to use what's in my pantry. You see, my bag of pretzels have been laying on my table for quite sometime now, hehe. So really this is like a dump-all-whats-on-the-pantry cookie? haha! If you're a fan of sweet-and-salty then this is the cookie for you!

mouse: my favorite food! 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Vegetable Adobo

One of the most beloved viand for us Filipino is Adobo and to make it healthier 
I put my kids favorite vegetables - carrots and potatoes. 

This has few ingredients and very easy cook.

Ingredients and procedure:

1/2 kilo Pork, adobo cut

Garlic, carrots and potatoes - peeled and cut into cubes

Sautee garlic in oil until golden brown.
Add pork and simmer for a minute.
Add the soy sauce and simmer until the pork is brown in color.
Add the potato and simmer for about 3 minutes or until almost soft then add the carrots and simmer until almost done or about 5 minutes, cover.
Add the vinegar until taste blends well, uncover.
Add salt and pepper to taste.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Queen Elsa

Frozen movie themed cake is very popular these days and my kitchen is not excluded to make the best loved character in the movie - The Queen Elsa!

My friend asked me to make her daughter's dream come true on her birthday. She wants me make her the queen elsa doll cake and of course I said yes because she is not only a very good friend but the celebrant is my god-child. I'm sure she will remember this gift for a very long time.

 and of course I it comes with cupcakes with snow flakes...

Happy Baking!