Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Banana cake with chocolate frosting

I baked this banana cake for New Year celebrations at home. I followed one of my favorite blog recipes-
http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2016/08/10/best-banana-cake/

Some changes that I made are-
I used olive oil instead of butter.
I used milk and vinegar mixture instead of buttermilk.
I halved the sugar as it felt like too much sweetness than we could handle.

The cake was a super hit at home and all of us really loved it.

Frosting recipe is impromptu -
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa

Melt the butter and whisk in the sugar and cocoa and pour it over the cake. I did this while my cake was still warm as we wanted a softer frosting. That's it!


Sending my post to -
http://www.vidhyashomecooking.com/2016/12/15/hosting-kids-delight-event-cakes-and-cookies/


Thursday, December 22, 2016

Best of year 2016

I stubled upon this event by chance while looking for events I could participate in ..
http://www.cooking4allseasons.in/2016/12/announcing-the-best-of-year-2016-event.html

As the post says, we can choose anything or all from -
1. Top 5 or 10 recipes of the year
2. Best dish of the month
3. Best recipe prepared from other blogs
4. Best Meal of the year
5 New things discovered in the year (can include anything related to cooking)
6. Best post or picture for each month or year
7. New blogs discovered
8. Cooking resolutions for the Year 2017!

I would like to share some of these -

2. Best dish of the month is definitely Kiwi Marmalade !
https://ambrotos.blogspot.com/2016/12/kiwi-marmalade-in-instant-pot.html


3. Best recipe prepared from other blogs is Smashed Potatoes
https://ambrotos.blogspot.com/2016/11/smashed-potatoes.html


5 New things discovered in the year (can include anything related to cooking)
This is definitely the Instant pot !!It made life so easy. I even use it sometimes to make tea :-)

https://www.amazon.com/Instant-Pot-IP-DUO60-Multi-Functional-Pressure/dp/B00FLYWNYQ