MOMMY HOW TO: Easy Turbo Broiler Banana Cake

 

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Yey! I made banana cakes. From scratch!

But before that, please let me lay out a bit of a back story first:

When we were in high school, we have home economic classes where for one quarter, us girls learned how to cook basic dishes and  bake a simple cake. We were divided in groups and each one had a designated task. There was one who’s in charge of the ingredients, the actual baking and the cake’s decoration. I knew I was helpless and honestly, not interested, in the kitchen so I wasn’t part of any of that.

My contribution? I volunteered to have the cake stored in our fridge since the HE room’s fridge was not big enough to keep all of our finished cakes. Haha! Napakahelpful!

Having said that, I can pretty much say that I have come a long way. Naks!

For some time now, I’ve been interested in cooking and baking. I’d watch youtube tutorial and read food blogs dedicated for kitchen noobs like me for hours. My phone’s gallery is also literally full of screenshots of recipes and baking tips I found online.

Then I figured, why not try making banana cakes?

I love them and can be a nice healthy meryenda for the kids. I also wanted to see if I can sell it at work. Added raket for this Christmas season😀

This is a pretty easy to follow recipe that I found online. I just modified it a bit since I’m using a turbo broiler to bake it as I don’t have an oven yet.

MOIST BANANA CAKE RECIPE

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup banana, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chip
  1. Sift and combine all the dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly until evenly distributed.

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  1. Add the wet ingredients (eggs, mashed bananas, cooking oil, vanilla essence) then mix well with the dry ingredients until a batter is formed.

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  1. Add in the chocolate chips. You can also add nuts or Nutella.

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  1. Grease your pans and pour in the mixture. I didn’t have any loaf pans on hand so I used a round cake pan and my llaneras.

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  1. Preheat the turbo broiler at 350F or 170C then bake the mixture for 30 minutes.

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6. Carefully remove pan from the broiler and allow to cool down.

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7. Transfer the banana bread on a serving plate and enjoy!

Lazada Sweeps the Christmas Season with more than 400,000 items in 24 hours

Lazada Philippines has set a new record on the first day of its highly-anticipated shopping event. On November 11, Filipino shoppers checked out more than 400,000 items on the website and mobile app.

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Ajinomoto: Kathryn and Liza’s Kitchen Best Friend

I never really knew how to cook growing up.

My Papa and Mama are both excellent cooks that we kids were contented to just sit by the table and wait for our delicious ulam to be served to us every meal time. So, when I got married and had kids, I really had a hard time in the kitchen.

I often joked that it’s a good thing my husband knows how to cook or else we’ll go hungry. Lol.

But lately, I’ve been stepping out of my comfort zone and been braving the kitchen. I started with our daily meryenda. From leche flan to biko to yema cakes. I also started experimenting with our ulam. Just a couple of nights ago, I served meatballs and misua soup for dinner. That I made from scratch. I’ve never been so proud of myself haha!

I maybe a little late in getting comfortable in the kitchen, but hey, I’m slowly getting there.

That is why I’m amazed at how kids and young adults nowadays are so much into cooking. I guess technology play a role in all this. It’s now easy for new cooks to search online for cooking videos or check out ‘food hacks’ to be able to come up with any dish they want that they can, in turn, show off on social media.

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Mommy How To: DIY Sadness from Inside Out Costume

Happy Halloween! Did you go trick or treating today?

Our office had our annual Halloween Costume/ Trick or Treating party last week and my 2 girls came as their favorite Disney (which was this year’s theme) characters.

My kids are now in the age na they love dressing up na kaya medyo career kami with our costumes this year😛

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Baby Bath 101 + Baby Care Plus+ Baby Bath and Shampoo Review

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I can still remember the first time I bathed my eldest, Cesca.

Being a new mom, I was so scared that I held her delicately, almost afraid to wash her up, fearing I might do something wrong like lose my grip of her or put shampoo on her eyes. It truly was an experience.

Well, 3 babies later, you can say that I’m already a pro at bath time, haha!

To make bath time fun (for baby) and easy (for mommies), there are several things to keep in mind: Continue reading