Friday, September 14, 2007

Banana Muffins

Last friday, here in Brazil, was a holiday, and so i went to de countryside and... a lot of bananas came back whit me, and.. for my misfortune, all of theme wore ripe. So what to do with all of that??
I started looking for recepies, but nothing seemed to please me, i wanted something tasty and easy... when I suddenly found Banana Chocolate Chips Muffins. It was just perfect because bananas i had and i also had chocolate chips!!
And just to please a litle my mom i mad chocolate ganache, because i had chocolate and heavy cream that was alredy doom to the trash can.
The recipe is from Epicurus but i'll post it here whit some notes on the ingredients.

Banana Chocolate Chips Muffins

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1 large egg
115g (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup milk - i used nonfat milk (didn't have the whole one)
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line twelve 1/3-cup muffin cups with foil muffin liners. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Mix mashed bananas, egg, melted butter and milk in medium bowl. Stir banana mixture into dry ingredients just until blended (do not overmix). Stir in chocolate chips.

Divide batter among prepared muffin cups, filling each about 3/4 full. Bake muffins until tops are pale golden and tester inserted into center comes out with some melted chocolate attached but no crumbs, about 32 minutes. Transfer muffins to rack; cool.

Makes 12.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Pink Macaroons

The firt thing i want to post i'ts something that i love but can't really get it right...
Macaroons, i have always been in love with them, but here in Brazil i'ts not verry easy to find them.
I've tried to make them so many times that i've alredy lost count.... This time was the one that it tasted better... but didin't look very preety... I'll keep on trying, so for now i'll post this one...

I'm no going to post the recipe because I used this one here. Only for the whit chocolate ganache that I omited the fraise tagada candy used 150g heavy cream, 300g white chocolate choped and some pink coloring.

PS.: The pic is terible i promise to get better pictures from now on.. this one wasonly take to send to friends!

Just a start

How to start my blog?! First I have to say that i'm not a native english speaker so... i'll do my best not to writ to many wrong things!
I'm from Brasil and I just LOVE cooking!!! I don't really have lots of time to cook 'cause besides working I study to... I'm a nutricionist to be!! Very soon I hope.... (only missing 2 and a half years hihihi), so my blog will be about food my somethins i'll post for you things that I find interesting abou nutricion....
Ohh.... forgot to say why I decide to blog.... I'm always searching for new recepies and diferent things for me to try and suddenly i discovered de unioverse of foof blogs and just feel in love by it and wanted so much to be part of it, to be a Daring Baker, to post brownies for browniebabe of the month and etc... so... here I am...