Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Baking is therapeutic

It's so good to know someone special, who shares,,
My secrets, my laughter, my dreams and my cares,,
Someone through good times and bad, when there's tears,,
It's so good to know you (Helen), my friend through the years,
~ Jessica Browne

I've decided to try Kak Rima's Chocolate Bottom Banana Square cos the person who's going to receive it likes banana and chocolate. What a good combo! I was abit stressed up so I decided to take a nap before I start baking. 

I read the recipe a couple of times. Prepare all the ingredients before hand and take my time, look at the recipe point by point ... hee hee !!! ... it turned out ok and I keep calmed through out ... Steady pom pee pee...

1/2 cup butter - 113g
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups mashed banana (about 3 medium bananas)
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt - I used 1 tsp since i used unsalted butter
1/4 cup baking cocoa 
1 cup chocolate chips 

1. In mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg, vanilla, and bananas, beating thoroughly.
2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, soda, baking powder, and salt. Add to creamed mixture and mix well.
3. Divide batter in half. Add the cocoa to one portion of the batter. Spread that portion in the bottom of a greased 9 x 13-inch (I used 9x9) baking dish. Spoon remaining batter on top, swirling gently with butter knife if desired, and sprinkle with chocolate chips.
4. Bake at 170C for 30 minutes or until batter tests done with a toothpick or fork. Cool and cut into 24 squares

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