Posts Tagged ‘baking’


Today was the annual inventory day at work. That meant that we all came in after closing and counted. Everything. To make things a little more pleasant, some of us brought treats. My mom brought crackers and salmon/cream cheese spread, someone brought bakery cookies, I brought brownies, someone brought double-stuff Oreos.

The brownies were from scratch – first time I’ve ever done that. I am generally lazy and use a mix – not realizing all this time that brownies are so incredibly simple. I found a recipe online (it hurt me to use this site, but it was a great recipe), and used the brownie pan Mom got me for my birthday (self-serving gift if ever there was one).

They turned out fantastic. Really. I hate looking at That Woman and her Ever-Smiling Face, but it was worth it. I may add chips or something to it next time…or…

So I’m having an Oreo, realizing that the best part is the filling. Why can’t we just buy Oreo filling? Or make it ourselves? And, I dunno, use it to fill brownies? We should do that.

And we can.

And I will. Soon. As soon as we wake up from the sugar-coma brought on by the cookies and brownies tonight. Stay tuned!

Banana mini muffins - Swiped from another site, modified a bit to suit my whims.

Ingredients

1 cup demerara sugar
1/2 cup margarine, at room temp
3 very ripe bananas, mashed well
1 cup bread flour
1 cup unbleached flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup plain soy milk, mixed with 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray your mini-muffin pan with cooking spray.  Or a muffin-top pan, which I also used.  Or I suppose you can use a bread pan, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and spices.

Cream together the margarine and sugars. Add bananas, soy milk and vanilla.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry. Mix well. Pour batter into pan. Bake for…a while.  I wasn’t really paying attention.