Desserts

Eggless Banana Bread

National Banana Bread day is 23 February. But any day when you have those ripe bananas at home can be a baking day.

A long pending recipe to try out the eggless version of the banana bread was a huge hit. Even if you like eggs, this eggless banana bread is no less when it comes to taste and texture. Enjoy the very delicious and simple recipe to try at home.

Please find the video recipe below:

Desserts

Pancakes with Vanilla cream cheese

I just tried out this recipe to use up some of the ingredients lying in the fridge. It was a very successful creation I must say. Truly a mouth watering dish when you crave for a sweet something.

Ingredients:

  1. Pancakes – 3  minimum (making of pancakes added separately below)
  2. Vanilla Cream cheese filling – 3-4 tbsp (Making of vanilla cream cheese added separately below)
  3. Strawberries- 2
  4. Nuts of choice- Almonds or pistachios will be great- 5 chopped
  5. Whipped cream (optional)- for topping.
  6. Maple syrup – 3 tbsp

Method:

  1. Cook the pancake as per instructions below. Minimum 3 will be required for this recipe.
  2. Spread the vanilla cream cheese ( method below) over each pancake and create a sandwich of 3.
  3. Drizzle maple syrup over the pancakes and top it with some whipped cream.
  4. Surround the pancake sandwich with strawberries, nuts and more maple syrup.
  5. Yummy Pancake with cream cheese is ready to be served.

pancake


For the pancake:

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup self raising flour
  2. 1 egg
  3. 2 tbsp Caster sugar
  4.  A little less than 1 cup milk
  5. Few drops of vanilla essence

Method:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together to bring to a batter.
  2. Pour 1/4 cup of batter to a pan on medium heat drizzled with little oil and cook on either side for 1-2 mins till it cooks through.
  3. Repeat for making more pancakes. Min 3 will be required for this recipe.

Vanilla Cream cheese filling:

Ingredients

  1. Cream cheese – 3 tbsp
  2. Caster sugar- 3 tbsp
  3. Vanilla essence/extract- few drops

Method:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together to bring it to a smooth spreadable consistency.
Desserts

Mini Pavlova

A meringue based dessert with cream and fruit filling which is very popular in Australia and New Zealand. The origin of the Pavlova is still a subject of debate. It has a nice crusty outer with a marshmallowy inside.The cream along with the berry fruits blends so well with the taste of the meringue. Hope you enjoy the recipe.

Please watch the video for the method.


Note: In the final step of baking time. I tried 2 different settings.
1. 100 C for 1.5 hours and 30 mins cooling inside oven
2. 100 C for 1 hour and 1 hour cooling inside oven (this one was better)