It's Tuesday so I am joining my friends at T is for Tuesday where we share our week, our drinks, and work from our hands. The pic above is from our 27" snowfall last week, yesterday we had another 4" or so and more today predicted. Did I mention it's Spring?
On Sunday we made two desserts for the week, using fruit going bad on the counter.
We started cooking at lunch by making chicken souvlaki's with leftovers for lunch on Monday.
First up was pear tart with oatmeal crumble on top. Only two pears were usable so we cut the recipe in third... we've made this before and it's so good, with vanilla ice cream. recipe
Then we used our bananas and my old recipe for banana cake from Regis (Loooooong ago)
|banana cake with chocolate icing|
It calls for chocolate chips but our chips are made without soy (lecithin) and taste less than great, so we left those out and topped the finished cake with chocolate icing from a different recipe!
Banana Chocolate chip without the choc. chips cake 350 deg oven 9X13" buttered pan
2 Cups all purpose Flour 1/3 cup butter softened
1 teasp baking powder 2-3 large mashed bananas
1/2 teasp. baking soda 1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teasp. salt 2 eggs (egg whites for me)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sour cream or yogurt
sift/stir together flour, BP, soda, and salt, set to side
in the mixer's bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Beat in bananas then eggs and vanilla.
Mix in flour mixture, then stir in sour cream.
Pour into prepared pan, level, and bake 45-50 minutes
in the past I've substituted buttermilk for sour cream, and applesauce for 1/2 of the butter, but not this time!
When done, let cake cool and make the icing
in stove top sauce pan, melt 6 TBSP butter with 1/4 Cup of cocoa stirring til disolved. After smooth, remove from med heat and let cool in a clean mixing bowl for a bit. Add 1 and 1/2 cups powdered sugar alternating with 2-3 TBSP of cream til smooth and irresistible! when cake is cooled frost and try to wait til after dinner to taste!
next up, what I've been making.
and listening to books on audio, taking lessons from Karen Abend's teacher line up on Sketchbook Revival, and looking out at snow.
Drinking a mix of cinnamon/green teas cold, and these
Milo has become super defensive when he hears a cork pop... oy vey
Milo: whaaaaa I'm just over here playing with my birthday ring toy Mama.... and tea doesn't make any noise just sayin'
T stands for Tuesday... like a "drink' post