Assalamualaikum and a very good day to all of you....
My apologies for neglecting my blog these couple of days.... (urgh.. I am apologising to who now? Hahaha... maybe to my blog!)
I was tensed, but at the same time, not trying that hard to get over it, infact I've been creating more tense for myself.... I think I'll write about it in MamaFaMi's Journey of Life because that's what the blog is suppose to be about....
Before I move on to the recipe to share, let me just congratulate Shahir for being the Juara AF8. You surely didn't let down your voters. We're happy for you. Wishing you all the best in your future. Same goes to all the other AF8 Stars.
Frankly speaking, I liked Adira's performance, when she sang her new single, Ku Ada Kamu. True like what Adlin had said... that is a performance of a star! All the best Adira... Infact, I liked all the new songs for the finalists... well done to the composers...
Thank you crystle1987 and YouTube
I've watched 7 Akademi Fantasia so far. Didn't manage to watch the first one because we were still in Malawi and my sister didn't manage to get the VCDs for me. Infact, for the second, third and forth Akademi Fantasia concert, I just managed to watch them on VCDs. Only the fifth till to-date, I really followed. But I must say, among all, my favourite is still FARAH BREEP BREEP!!!
Without further ado, let me just post the recipe for the above muffins that I had tried a couple of days before. Went looking for banana recipes, not because I went bananas, but because I have some ripe bananas which need to end their misery! Hahaha....After bloghopping here and there, I finally arrived to Joy of Baking. Copied the recipe and off to the kitchen... Thanks to Stephanie Jaworski for the lovely recipe shared. Allow me to re-post it here, with the few adjustments that I had made, for the viewing pleasure of my visitors.
Source : Stephanie Jaworski of Joy of Baking
1 cup (115 grams) walnuts or pecans ~ toasted and coarsely chopped (optional)
1 3/4 cups (230 grams) all-purpose flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
1 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
3 ripe large bananas (approximately 1 pound or 454 grams) ~ mashed well (about 1-1/2 cups)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla essence
1/2 teaspoon banana essence
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and place the oven rack in the middle of the oven. Arrange the muffin cups on a baking tray.
2. Place the nuts on a baking sheet and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly toasted. Let cool and then chop coarsely.
3. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nuts.
4. In a medium-sized bowl combine the mashed bananas, eggs, melted butter, banana essence and vanilla.
5. With a rubber spatula or wooden spoon or a whisk, lightly fold the wet ingredients (banana mixture) into the dry ingredients just until combined and the batter is thick and chunky. (The important thing is not to over mix the batter. You do not want it smooth. Over mixing the batter will yield tough, rubbery bread.)
6. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups, almost full.
7. Bake about 20 - 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
8. Place on a wire rack to cool for five minutes and then remove muffins from pan. Serve warm or at room temperature.
1. Original recipe requires 3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated white sugar but I changed it to the above.
2. Made half the recipe and managed to get 10 muffins of this size.
Have a nice day! Take care!