25 August 2008

Banana Bread in 10(+40) minutes

i chanced upon this website while searching for different recipes for banana bread. modified their 10-minute Banana Bread slightly and baked 2 mini loaves. nice.

Sandy's 10-minute Banana Bread
Wet mix
110g butter, softened
1 egg
50g milk
3 ripe bananas, mashed
90g brown sugar

Dry mix
150g plain flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder

1. Preheat oven at 170oC.
2. Put together the wet mix ingredients into a bowl and blend well.
2. Similarly, put the dry mix ingredients into another bowl and blend well.
3. Fold the wet mixture into the dry mixture.
4. Place batter into regular 8"x4" loaf pan. Bake in preheated oven for approximately 40min or till a stick inserted in the centre comes out dry.
5. Remove from oven and cool on rack.

Simple Butter Cupcakes

120g sugar
60g butter
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla essence
90g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
60g milk

1. Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl and set aside. Preheat oven at 175oC.
2. Cream sugar and butter till light and fluffy.
3. Beat in egg.
4. Fold in flour gently in 2 portions, alternating with milk.
5. Place batter in 6 cupcake tins or silicon muffin cups.
6. Bake in preheated oven for approximately 20-25min till golden brown.
7. Remove from oven and allow to cool on rack.

24 August 2008

Homemade Tomato Sauce

jus realised i haven't posted for 4 months! i have been busy, completely stopped baking for almost 3 months! only started to pick up a little last month. let me start with my latest cook.

i have always wanted to make pizza at home, but never got down to making it. then i also want to make my own tomato sauce for the pizza. i bought this can of whole peeled tomatoes for a few weeks now. Friday night, i finally got down to action, but never take any photos.. Here's the recipe anyway.

Homemade Tomato Sauce
4 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp chopped onions
1 canned tomatoes
italian seasoning

1. heat oil in a pan.
2. add onions to oil and stir fry till transluent.
3. add tomatoes (incl juice), italian seasoning and parlsey.
4. allow to simmer for 30min on low heat. add sugar if too sour. pour into sterlised glass bottles. cap and allow to cool before storing. good in fridge for 1 week.

Note: If using canned whole peeled tomatoes, note that the seeds are not removed and must puree / blend after cooking. Canned puree tomato or crushed tomatoes can also be used, then there's no need to puree. Fresh tomatoes can be used. For this recipe, approximately 5 big red ripe tomatoes. Immerse in hot water to remove the skins easily.

The tomato sauce can be used for pizza, pasta. I made some pizza toast just now for supper. Just spread some sauce on sandwich bread, top with cheese and ham. Toast and serve. Yummy!

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