Banana Cake

because banana bread is overrated :)

Banana Cake (9×9-pan)

  • 2 very ripe medium bananas
  • 1/2 c. low-fat sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 T. unsalted butter
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 c. unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/4 t. coarse kosher salt

Cream all wet ingredients together with the sugar. Mix in the dry ingredients. Bake in a lined baking pan at 375F for 16-18 minutes.

Blueberry Buttermilk Cake

Curse Buttermilk!!
That created a really tasty and moist cake anyhow…

Blueberry Buttermilk Cake (makes one 9″-round)

  • 1 c. whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 2/3 scant c. granulated sugar
  • 4 T. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 t. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 generous c. low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 c. frozen wild blueberries + 1-2 t. granulated sugar

Combine dry ingredients, set aside. Cream together butter, sugar, and egg in a large bowl. Add vanilla. Add flour, buttermilk, flour, alternatively. Pour into prepared pan. Level out the batter, sprinkle with blueberries and then with sugar.

Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 25-30 minutes.

Taro Cake w/ Taro Cream

Taro Cake (makes 2 – 1 1/3 c. filled square cake pans)

  • 3/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 3/4 c. canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. unbleached bread flour (*supposed to be pastry flour)
  • 2 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 t. coconut cream powder
  • 1 1/2 c. grated taro

Bake at 300F for 30-35 minutes.

Taro Cream

  • 6 oz. taro, cubed and cooked
  • 1 T. coconut cream powder
  • 1 1/2 T. granulated sugar
  • 1-2 T. unsalted butter or coconut oil
  • heavy cream, whipped

KP’s Bridal Shower

Bite-Sized Ombre Cakes via Glorious Treats

  • 1 1/4 c. cake flour
  • 1 1/4 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 t. vanilla bean paste
  • 1/2 c. canola oil
  • 1/2 c. reduced-fat buttermilk
  • violet food paste

Stuffed Mushrooms *note: make heaping measurements!

  • 25 white mushrooms (~2″ in diameter)
  • 1/2 c. italian bread crumbs
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/4 t. black pepper
  • 2 T. unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/4 c. finely chopped celery
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 t. died oregano, crumbled
  • 1 oz. finely grated parmesan
  • 1/4 c. chopped Italian parsley

Caprese Crostini

  • 1 Udi’s Demi Baguette, cut into 25 slices
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 4 c. cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 medium shallot
  • 2 T. sesame oil
  • 2 T. rice vinegar
  • fresh mozzarella, cut into 25 slices
  • 25 Thai basil leaves
  • salt & pepper

Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches

  • 25 slices of cracked-wheat bread
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 3 c. chicken broth or water
  • 1 c. mayonnaise
  • 1/3 c. minced shallot
  • 1 t. minced parsley
  • 1/2 c. finely chopped toasted almonds

Condensed Milk Cakes

If my body entitled me to eat condensed milk with bread everyday, I so would.

four

Condensed Milk Cakes

  • 195 g. or about 2/3 c. condensed milk
  • 25 g.  or about 2 T.  unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. vanilla bean paste
  • 2 eggs
  • 60 g. unbleached all-purpose flour

Bake at 350F for 15-30 minutes.

Durian Tiramisu

Because you love Durian
&
Because you love Tiramisu

Let’s hope it’s killer.

Durian Tiramisu (adapted via mmmm)

  • 90 ml. water
    100 ml. milk
    90 ml. Bailey’s Irish Creme
    1 t. vanilla bean paste
    3 T. chocolate chips, melted
  • 250 g. whipping cream
    50 g. or less granulated sugar
    450 g. mascarpone cheese
    450 g. durian flesh
    15 ml. Grand Marnier
  • 2 pkgs. fresh lady fingers
    cocoa powder

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Happy 18th Birthday CT !
Whaaaat you’re 18 already?!?
‘Twas like yesterday you were just a little baby
Oh my, I can’t believe it.

This Month’s Lunch at RMD

What’s on the menu for today…

Vietnamese-Sandwich Burgers (serves 30)

  • 8 lbs. ground pork
  • 1 1/2 – 2 c. julienned basil
  • 36 garlic cloves, minced
  • 24 scallions, thinly chopped
  • 8 T. fish sauce
  • 1 large jalapeno, seeded & minced
  • 6 T. granulated sugar
  • 6 T. potato starch
  • 2 T. granulated chicken bouillon
  • 8 t. ground black pepper
  • 1 T. kosher salt
  • 15 regular sized Vietnamese baguettes
  • olive oil butter spread
Spicy Roasted Garlic Aioli
  • 1 c. mayonnaise
  • 1/2 a lime, juiced
  • 1 t. sugar
  • 1 heaping t. sriracha
  • 6-8 cloves of garlic, roasted
  • salt & pepper

Vietnamese Slaw (serves 30-40)

Ring out juices from the daikon & carrots. Pickle with vinegar, sugar, and salt over night in the refrigerator. Strain out liquids. Stir in mayo, scallions, and cilantro. Keep chilled.

  • 15 c. coarsely grated carrots
  • 18 c. coarsely grated daikon
  • 2 c. rice vinegar
  • 2 c. granulated sugar
  • 8 t. kosher salt
  • 5 1/3 c. mayonnaise
  • 16 scallions, minced
  • 2 c. cilantro, minced

Vietnamese Coffee Cupcakes (makes 30)

Cream butter & sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time. Alternately add flour (4x) and liquid (3x), combine well each time! Bake at 350F for 15 minutes. Cook condensed milk pudding until agar dissolves. Stir to cool over ice water, and then fill the cupcakes. Whip the frosting and top with a sprinkle of coffee grounds or powder.

  • 1 c. unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 2 3/4 c. all purpose flour
  • 4 pkgs of Nescafe instant black coffee to make 3/4 c. of coffee
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 3/4 c. condensed milk + 2 t. agar powder + 1/4 c. water
  • 1 c. heavy whipping cream + 2 T. granulated sugar

Cupcake Cake Batter Popcorn

Happy 4th Birthday-Eve to Bbygrl!
Plus a weekend filled with m&m cupcakes
cake-batter popcorn & sweet little cake pops!

Cupcake Cake Batter Popcorn

  • 1/2 c. popcorn kernels
  • 1/2 t. canola oil
  • 1 1/2 c. white chocolate chips
  • scant 1/4 c. shortening
  • 1 1/2 c. white cake mix
  • sprinkles