It was a rather quiet Raya Haji this year. Mak and Ayah and Adik went back to Alor Setar, but we stayed back as Khadijah's busy preparing for her SPM...6 days to go! I made Coconut Cupcakes with Pineapple Cream Cheese and Lapis Legit Prune Chocolate and Nasi Tomato with Ayam Masak Merah for juadah raya. After Solat Raya, we had breakfast and then went to Tok Bik's house in Kg Melayu Subang, went to Salwa's to see Mak Arah and came home....tired! I made some macarons for Aida's mom to bring back to her friends in Sg Petani, and this Banana Choc Chip Bread!
I cleaned my house yesterday, boiled some bones from the daging kurban given by division secretary and fried some beef for dinner last night, made some fondant and slept...bliss!
Banana Choc Chip Bread(recipe adapted from Nigella's How To be A Domestic Goddess)
175g all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda
1/2 tsp salt
125g butter melted
2 large eggs
4 very ripe bananas (or about 300g bananas without skin)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chopped dark chocolate, I added
(I omitted rum, sulatanas and walnuts)
23x13x7 cm loaf tin
1. Preheat oven at 170C, prepare loaf tin.
2.Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
3. Melt (not boil ya!) butter, let cool, add sugar and eggs one by one. Stir until all well mixed. Add vanilla and mashed bananas.
4.In 3 additions, I folded in the flour mix, last the choc chip.
5.Pour into prepared tin and bake for about 35 to 40 minutes.
Aida loved this and so does my family...it's easy to make but super yums!
Here's some pics of my children during raya at Tok Bik's...the older ones stayed back at home!
Umar and Nabil
Hajar and Muhammad
Almond Macarons with Passion Fruit White Choc Ganache, Dark Choc and Salty Peanut Butter for Aida's mom, tqs aunty, tqs Aida!