Monday, September 29, 2008

The Result of Disorganised Baking

We don't have an oven in Palembang so I have been looking forward to trying out a few recipes that call for an oven here in Brisbane. Yes, I've been here nearly 4 weeks but its only now that I got the first one out. (We've had something to do EVERY. SINGLE. DAY!)

Anyway, I had the afternoon free and just wanted to dive straight into things - Banana Bread. I needed 1.5 cups of banana puree but only had enough bananas for 1 cup. Never mind. I'll just cut all the other ingredients out by a third.

No major issues with the big measurements.

Then I needed just 2/3 of the required 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder. Do we have measuring spoons here? Of course not! this could be where my problems started.

And, how do I get 2/3 of 2 eggs yolks? I didn't, I just put two in.

Mix them all up and put it in a muffin tray since we don't have any bread tins here.

Finally, I felt so proud of myself when I finally put it in the oven. The self satisfaction must have been my downfall. I think apart from the questionable measurements, its because I didn't reduce the baking time that caused this to happen:

I'm sure they would have broken the kitchen windows if I threw them that way. Fortunately, there was a tiny bit in the middle of each of those rocks that was edible and Aaron liked it. I was making them for him anyway.

Oh well, I'll try again another day. Or maybe I'll move on to the Blueberry and Lemon Muffins. At least we have a muffin tray.


Mike said...

Banana bread = good

I'm glad you could salvage a little bit. I'm sure the little bit was good. Try again. Aaron deserves banana bread. Everyone does.

Bilbo said...

I'm a very good cook, but everything I try to bake turns into a disaster. I feel better, now. One thing I've learned is that substitutions and fiddling with measurements is not a good idea in baking...what you can get away with in a typical dinner recipe doesn't work for baking!

Kellan said...

Oh, you are so funny! Those are so funny! I'm sorry - maybe next time they will turn out better.

I was going to make banana bread this week with a few old bananas and then I blew it off and threw them away. I should have made that bread!

Take care, Amanda - see you soon - Kellan

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Oh my, I am STILL sitting here smirking Amanda. I'm sure those muffins will turn out better NEXT time, right? RIGHT. :)