Monday, 18 February 2013

Pumpkin Ginger Doughnuts

This was my first go at making doughnuts, surprisingly easy too. These badboys would make Homer Simpson proud!
 You need to be careful not to burn your doughnuts or yourself whilst deep frying. DOH!

Find the recipe here.

Banana & Custard Cake

This is the only banana cake recipe I use, hence why I have already blogged this recipe previously.
Anyway, the difference with this cake is the filling, a thick vanilla pastry cream, which tastes just like custard. 
Mmmm bananas & custard!

Banana Cake

75g soft butter
4 ripe bananas, mashed up
200g soft brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
1 pinch of salt
170g plain flour

Preheat the oven tp 180oc. Grease and line your tin.

Pour the mashed bananas into a big mixing bowl.  Mix in the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla extract.  Add the bicarbonate of soda and salt and mix the flour last.  Pour into the prepared tin.  Bake for 1 hour, remove and cool.

Vanilla custard pastry cream

2 egg yolks
200ml double cream
3 tsp cornflour
2 tsp vanilla extract
25g caster sugar

To make the custard cream, beat together all the ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil, whisking often, then beat until smooth