Monday, January 5, 2015
I am baaaack!! Happy New Year to all!!. What a year right!!!. Had a busy end of the year
, my 7 year old was chosen with a bunch of other kids in his class in a science project to represent his school and of course the parents had to get pretty involved as well. But in the end they won 2 place in lower primary category and I got to work with some very lovely parents.
Then jetted off ( I was praying the whole way on the flight, am terrrified of flying ) to Legoland Malaysia as a treat for the boys. Then finally a relaxing week with my aunts and uncles in Kulhudhufushi.
Unfortunaltley returned back to make to find the water supply plant had a fire incident and no water in the house. Thankfully that got solved within a week. Than again my little fussy one had a nasty bout of stomach flu with severe diarrhea and vomiting.
Got my heartbroken with the news of Air Asia flight ( thoughts and prayers to all families who lost their loved ones.)....phew!! so you can understand why I decided to take a break from blogging.
The boys have to eat a banana for breakfast so there is always bananas in the house. A few days ago I discovered some over ripe bananas stashed in the fridge and wanted to make a desert with it. I didnt want to make a cake or bread so was searching for a recipe to try when I came across this recipe. It s a very easy recipe and tastes delicious!!The original recipe was made in a microwave but I hate cooking in microwave. I don't even own one, when I need to defrost or reheat something I usually go downstairs to use my mum's microwave. So I made this pudding in a regular oven instead of using the microwave oven. The toffee sauce is quite easy to make you just have to keep an eye on it , in case you end up burning the sugar.
Recipe : Banana Pudding recipe adapted from the recipe Microwave banana pudding from BBC Good Food website.
200g over ripe bananas ( about 6 small bananas ) mash 4 and slice the remaining 2
100g light brown sugar ( use regular sugar if you dont have any)
100g self raising flour
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg (if available)
2 large eggs
3 tbsp milk
Toffee sauce :
75 ml cream
25 g butter
Melt butter in a saucepan. Cool.
In a seperate bowl whisk eggs and sugar till thick . Stir in melted butter and mix well. Add the mashed bananas and milk.
Sift in flour , cinnamon and nutmeg and stir well .
Preheat the oven to Gas mark 5 about 200 degree Celcius, butter a 6 cup capacity oven proof dish and pour the batter into the prepared dish. Arrange slices of banana on top.
Bake for about 45 minutes till the top is golden and a skewer comes out clean
While the pudding is being made prepare the sauce:
Melt sugar in a stainless steel heavy saucepan ( DONOT LEAVE THE PAN) As soon as the sugar starts to turn golden and melt swirl it around so it turns golden evenly.
Take it off the heat , carefully add cream and butter. Whisk quickly!! It might bubble and spit so becareful. Pour into a sauce bottle and set a side.
Once the pudding is done, take it out and poke a few holes on it using a skewer and drizzle a few table spoons of the sauce on top and leave to cool.
Serve warm with the remaining sauce drizzled on top. I you want to make it a bit pretty dust with icing sugar before serving then drizzle with the toffee sauce.