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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Banana Cake with Glazed Pili Nuts on top


glazed pili nuts on top!

up close with the muffins!

still stuck on the tin!


first tray...

my batter!

a sure hit, these muffins were gone in no time.

More of the muffins; evidently more time to take photos!!!

a closer look at the muffins...

1 cup butter
2 c brown sugar
3 large eggs, beaten

3 c flour, sifted
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/4 t iodized salt (omitted)
1 1/2 c evaporated milk

1/2 t vanilla (omitted)
6 cups of mashed over ripe banana
a handful of glazed pili nuts

Pre-heat oven to 350F. Grease a medium muffin tins.
In a mixing bowl, cream the first three ingredients until well-blended. Set aside.
Combine the sifted flour, baking powder and salt.
In the mixing bowl of creamed ingredients, alternately add mixed flour and milk, a little at a time. Blending the mixture each time the ingredient is added in order to avoid lumps. Put together the last four ingredients and add to the mixture. Place mixture in each muffin tin, then put pili nuts on top.
Bake muffin for 20 minutes. Let cool before removing from muffin tins.
Yielded 30 medium-sized muffins.

I used same method as my earlier Banana-Peanut Cake but since I have many over ripe bananas, I just made changes in the ingredients. Next time, if  I have same amount of bananas, I would add another cup of flour and make the baking powder 2t and see if I can have a fluffy version.  Nevertheless, I still got tasty and stuffy banana muffins out of this try... 

Monday, December 26, 2011

Quick Fried Dumplings


Quail eggs individually wrapped in siomai/molo wrapper

Leftover siomai filling, wrapped in small parcel. See my earlier siomai recipe for  the fillings... Chicken -Sweet Corn Siomai  and the latest one where I got the leftover, Chicken siomai with quail egg

Another shot of the quick wrapping. I was doing the wrapping in a hurry so I was not the one who took the photos...

Thats my knee.. lol

Another angle of the small parcels, ready o be fried.

deep frying this is easy. I was not able to take a photo of the cooked version due to time constraints!!!

Quail egg and the molo/siomai wrapper from our local wet market

ready for frying...

Serve with soy sauce and calamansi. And because I was in super hurry, I used the local Toyomansi or pre-prepared soy sauce with calamansi.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Chicken siomai with quail egg


Chicken siomai with quail egg on top!

The steamed batch of the siomai...

ooops... hazy
This was my christmas party treat to friends and officemates...

In this siomai, I just used chicken breast, carrots, onions and garlic. I followed same method of preparation and cooking as my earlier recipe for CHICKEN-SWEET CORN SIOMAI In this one, I just placed hard-boiled quail eggs on top of the semi-wrapped siomai before steaming the same.... I was in a hurry so I just got a few photos!

Happy cooking and eating...