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May 26, 2011

Hummingbird Cake

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If you read my previous post, then you know that mostly everything I bake requires trial after trial, because what usually results is error after error.  Since I try to "healthify" every recipe I make, many of them do not work... and that leads me to this Hummingbird Cake--a tropical cake with pineapple, banana, coconut.  Super tasty, and now, super healthy!


Trial #1:
The recipe I found looked amazing, but I've gotta say, 2 cups of sugar, 3/4 cup of oil and 3 whole eggs kind of scared me.  I used whole wheat pastry flour instead of AP flour, halved the sugar content and used 1 egg + 1 egg white.  This is how the taste-test went:
     first bite:  YUM!
     next few bites:  hmm... a little dry
     next next few bites:  okay, I can't even taste the pineapple anymore
     last bite: darn... what does it need?
My mistakes: overmixing, blending the egg whites (makes mixture frothy and leaves the cake too dry/airy), and forgetting the oil and vanilla extract!

Trial #2:
I lowered the sugar even more since there was natural sugar coming from the pineapple and bananas. I increased the cinnamon (which makes what you're baking taste sweeter), drained the pineapples, added a banana, and remembered to add the oil!  I lowered the oil content by 1/3 and used 3 egg whites instead of 1 egg and 1 white. I also added some coconut extract for more flavor.

Trial #3:
In this trial I used different bakeware.  Rather than mini loaf pans, I used 4 mini ramekins and 1 mini loaf pan. I added baking powder to make the cake a little less dense and to lower the fat content I used some applesauce in place of some oil. This cake was delicious! Sweet, moist and full of flavor.  My whole family loved it  :)



May 9, 2011

Banana Bread no.7

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     Wow, my first post! And, to start off this blog, my first post should be dedicated to a food that is yummy, tasty and healthy--a food that I, and (basically) everyone else loves: Banana Bread!



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