Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Cooking via the Internet ...

Do you Pinterest recipes or post them onto your Facebook page so you can find them or print them from the internet?

I do!

And so lately I have been trying a few of these recipes.

And what do you know I have found some favourites that I have made a few times already.

Firstly this cake ...

Easy banana bread from Retro Mummy
- it is really good! I have only tried a small piece once or twice but my husband and children love it!
- I add about half a packet of choc chips and sometimes ice it with chocolate icing
- I find the cooking time in my oven is between 45 and 55 minutes so keep an eye on it
- it freezes really well
- I have used fairly brown/ black bananas and even black frozen bananas and they all work well

Another one from Retro Mummy ...

Best Ever Cold Frittata

- I have made it twice and cut it into servings and frozen it for quick lunches
- I added broccoli that I briefly microwaved as well as chopped red capsicum
- the second time I made it I only used a little bit of grated cheddar cheese on top and instead put cubed low fat feta in the mixture

And then this one that I found on Facebook recently that is in the oven right now ...

Apple Cinnamon White Cake

Photo: Recipe of the Day!! Apple Cinnamon Bread!

Don't forget to share on your timeline so you always have this yummy one.

1/3 cup brown sugar (not packed)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1 apple, peeled and chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl and set aside. Beat white sugar and butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until incorporated; add vanilla extract.

Combine flour and baking powder together in another bowl; stir into creamed butter mixture. Mix milk into batter until smooth. Pour half the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Next add half the apples and half the brown sugar cinnamon mixture. Lightly pat apple mixture into batter.

Pour the remaining batter over apple layer; top with remaining apples and add more brown sugar/cinnamon mixture. Lightly pat apples into batter; swirl brown sugar mixture through apples using a finger or spoon.

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes.


- it smells good while cooking cause of that yummy cinnamon!

And my photo of it fresh out of the oven ...

I just had a small piece and it was very nice, really quite crusty / crisp on the outside and soft in the middle :-)
... I'll wait and see what the children think after school :-)

Oh and other than the Internet I am partial to a magazine for a new recipe.

At Easter I cooked this twice ...

Chocolate Meringue cake ... for the recipe on Donna Hay's site

A photo before I cooked it :-)

I highly recommend this one! The second time I forgot to put it in the fridge after baking (as per the recipe) and I think it was better the first time when it was refrigerated.

Recipe in the Autumn (Issue 74) copy of Donna Hay magazine.

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