Two squishy brown specked bananas - when they're looking like this, they're great for baking (they give the baked product so much more flavour and smells delicious when it's in the oven).
A recent purchase: 'Baking One Step At A Time'. It's a gorgeous book, lovely photography and recipes are extremely easy to follow.
The recipe for banana muffins was great; it asked for exactly two bananas and two bananas I had! Recipe makes 6.
Mum always used to warn me saying that anything with banana was hard to bake because it wouldn't rise. Well this recipe rises perfectly.
As I thought it would be, the banana muffin was moist and full of flavour. It wasn't too sweet either and made for a lovely afternoon tea on a Sunday. Unfortunately, the boys in the house haven't taken to the muffins so I've been the only one eating them. I reckon if I stuck a few choc chips in it, it might get my brother's attention as he seems to gobble up anything with chocolate. Anyway, there's a recipe for macarons in the book which I'm keen to try. It's been awhile since my last battle with them so wish me luck!