All posts tagged: Vanilla extract

Strawberry Velvet Cupcakes-Very berry Delicious

Mom could you bake a Red velvet cakes was dear sons request last week.Actually he’s been after me to bake one for quite some time.I’ve been trying hard to stay off the sugar fix but the sweet tooth was victorious again. Mmmm Strawberries…delicious just as they are on warm summer days.I’m reminded of our berry picking visits while we lived in Toronto the past seven years.Warm summer afternoons spent at these strawberry farms.Walking through expansive fields of strawberries…looking for the brightest and the ripest ones to pick.Now I have seen some fields that seem to grow strawberries on our road trips to Fujairah and Oman.Though not sure if they would welcome strawberry pickers.So ofcourse settled for some store-bought ones. So  got down to browsing some recipes for Red Velvet cakes.There were so many versions and all looked great.However they all used Red food colouring which I’m not too fond of.I wanted to skip using the food colouring all together,when my son butted in and said”That batter hardly looks red” I’ve just added a dash and have substituted by using …

Banana Nut Cake

Now who wouldn’t enjoy a slice of this warm banana loaf with a nice hot cuppa!!! This one is a favorite with my family…Got to hand to my mum who shared this with me while growing up….I still remember pottering around the kitchen while she baked….Such wonderful memories!!!  Ingredients: 150 grams–flour 150 grams-sugar 2-eggs 2-bananas 50 grams raisins 50 grams walnuts 50-butter 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon Vanilla essence METHOD: Beat sugar and butter till light and creamy. Beat the eggs separately Mash both the bananas Add the sifted flour to the butter.Mix well and then add the mashed bananas Add the chopped walnuts and raisins Spread evenly in a loaf tin and bake @ 180C for about 20 minutes or till done Enjoy with a hot cuppa