Monday, August 15, 2011

Easy Peasy Banana Cake Recipe

My dear taiwanese neighbor gave me a bunch of bananas 2 days ago. It was the freshest and sweetest i've ever eaten! Perhaps it is because they home-grown in their backyard and ripe on the tree. Unlike those that we bought from the supermarket, which has yet to ripe upon harvesting. (I assumed it. Haha.)

There were a total 14 bananas, but both my husband and I were unable to finish them. My solution is to bake banana cakes.

Some limitations to consider:
1. I do not have an electric mixer.
2. I do not have vanilla or banana essence.
3. I do not have baking power.
4. I do not have a proper mixing bowl.

It is difficult for me to get these items in my small town here. Although i have already ordered an electric mixer online. HAHAHAHA! (Can't wait for it arrival! Horray!)

Below are my steps to bake a very easy banana cake (Which you do not need those stuff that are mentioned above)

Easy Peasy Banana Cake Recipe
Preparation and Baking time (90 Mins)

Ingredients that you will need:

1/3 Cup of Butter (Melted and left to cool)
5 Medium Bananas (Squashed)
1/2 Cup of Sugar
1 Egg (Mix)
1 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
A Pinch of Salt
1 1/2 Cup of Plain Flour
1/2 Cup of Milk


Squashed the bananas.

Add the bananas, butter, sugar and egg into the mixture and mix it.

Add the baking soda and salt into the mixture and mix it.

Add 1/2 of the plain flour into the mixture and fold it. (Repeat one more time for the another 1/2 of the plain flour).

Add Milk into the mixture and mix it.

Preheat the oven at 175 degrees.

Pour the batter into a grease pan and bake for 60mins.

Only fill 3/4 of the pan with batter!

After 60mins, insert a toothpick into the center of the cake and ensure that it comes out clean and dry.

Remove the cake from the oven and set it to cool on a rack for 15mins.

Remove the cake from the pan and set it to complete cool down on a rack before slicing.

Placing the to-be-cut cake on the measurement cutting board that I bought from a dollar store.

Tada! Here is my Easy Peasy Banana Cake!

Monday, August 8, 2011

The process of learning how to make Icings

It looks like some chemistry notes isn't it?
Hahaha. But I enjoy writing them.

Friday, July 29, 2011

My Quilt Pattern

After completed making my third eco bag, I move on to qulit making.
Which i always wanted to!

Yea, always wanted to, but forever not starting.

No more procasinating JONI.
Time for some serious stuff. HAHAHA.

TREE will be the main design for my quilt.
I love trees, there are so much things we could learn from them.
Such as their determination to grow, their big hearts for giving habitats to animal and their contribution to mother earth and mankind.

I also wanted the quilt to portray trees in the different seasons.

During the spring time, the birds return and are chipping away.
During the summer time, the squirrels and the hare are running about.
During the autumn time, the leafs are changing color.
During the winter time, the snow is falling.

This will be the prototype of how my tree looks like.

Sorry for the color, cause i was working in my living room, where my living room uses warm lighting.

Selecting fat quarter for quilt

I have finally selected the fat quarter to work on. Next is working on the template of the quilt :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

My Eco craft bags

Finished my third eco craft bag, which is also my top favorite bag.
I love the both the size and the design.

Designed by 菊川靜香
I can place my phone, wallet, keys and my umbrella in it :D
The first day I bought it out, people commented that my bag looks cute.
Hahaha, after hearing their comments, everything is worth it!
I also got quite a number of good comments from my facebook fan page.

Here are my previous 2 eco crafts project:

Designed by 荒関まゆみ
This is an awesome bag!
For the pass 3 months, wherever i go, I will use this bag.
I can place whatever things i want into the bag. The size of it is fantastic.
Like bringing my iPad out for a coffee break.
Like a day shopping trip, where i will stop spending once my basket is full.
It really happens! I will go to the craft shop and i will tell the lady i can only buy "my basket" amount of stuff.

Is a good method, at least it works for me! Like normally i will pick maybe 10 fat quarter, after having this constraint, i can only buy 6 fat quarter. Which makes my decision better. :D

Designed by 佐藤千夏 (Chika)
Love this picnic basket.
Thou i have yet to bring it out for a picnic session, but it is currently used to hold my fat quarter for my next quilting project.