Wednesday, October 19, 2011

OR@NGE B@NAN@ CUPCAKES

hiiii,

i am back after a long time.my new office is taking up a lot of my time............. its not a bad job, nice working environment. nice people, and of course there is sum1 very good, though that person takes up very less time of mine, since we end up fighting most of the time. but the best part was we got our first pay cheque before the pujas, but that didn't do any good, since i was down with fever for most of the days. and it was time for office to open again.


and like Kolkata, West Bengal is famous for its Durga Puja, its also famous for its bijoya.... a longstanding sweet tradition of exchanging good wishes & sweetmeats with all your loved & near & dear ones. and since office is the newest addition into my life, so i decided to get something special for them.... and what more special than baking something yourself for all these lovely & one too lovely person. so it was time for my cupcakes again.

as winter sets in slowly after the pujas, so it is kind of time for me to start arranging my raw materials to make up sum treats almost every winter day, so i had already started the process. and so since pujas also means loads of fruits as prasads, so i took up a fruit to be the main ingrediant. it is as the name suggests...... banana!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i made them the day before, since i am not well for a long time. so couldn't take pictures at all stages. i could only take some pictures of the end product. so here goes the recipe:

INGREDIANTS:


  • all purpose flour............................................................... 225gm
  • baking powder.................................................................1tsp
  • baking soda..................................................................... 1tsp
  • salt................................................................................... a pinch
  • ground cinnamon.............................................................. 1/2 tsp
  • nutmeg (grated)................................................................. 1/2tsp
  • ripe bananas (large)........................................................... 3nos
  • egg.................................................................................... 1no.
  • dark drown sugar............................................................... 50g
  • vegetable oil....................................................................... 50ml
  • chocolate chips.................................................................. 1/2cup
  • orange food colouring......................................................... few drops
  • vanilla extract..................................................................... 1tsp



METHOD:


  • preheat oven to 190 degree centigrade & grease your muffin tins.
  • sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg & cinnamon. sift well, to get rid of ny kind of lumps.
  • mash your bananas.( i had used a fork to do it, but you can also use your electric beater)
  • beat the sugar, oil, vanilla extract & egg into the mashed bananas.
  • add the dry ingrediants & beat in gradually on low speed.. mix until well just blended. 
  • now add in the food colour & mix well. the quantity of colour will be controlled by intensity you want. add in the chocolate chips at this stage & give it a good mix.
  • bake for 20-25mins. cool for some time and then remove from pan. 


i didn't have all purpose flour, so i have used normal flour & normal brown sugar. and using vegetable oil is a nice way of making things more easier, since the mixture gets too tight to move while using butter.the use of food colouring is a tricky way of luring children, but since i wanted to add a zing, so orange ones. you can also go for any other colour of your choice.

guess my office p[eople & the sweet one liked it..... afterall he rewarded hinself with more than 5 cupcakes..... not only my babies, but i was also elated..............

try it!!!!1 even your sweet one might react.............................