Honey Baked Bananas

For our merienda today, I made this easy no sweat baked bananas. Used 6 pcs bananas cut lengthwise and I did not used aluminum foil coz I don't have any, instead I used my non-stick baking pan. By the way if you're on a diet, just remove the brown sugar and just use honey and cinnamon :)
Honey Baked Bananas

Fluffy Homemade Pancakes

Eversince I made this version of pancakes, this is the only one they've been looking for breakfast. I can't blame them, of all the homemade pancakes recipes I made this has almost the same taste as the ones straight from the box. Maybe because of the buttermilk? Well in my case since here in the Philippines there's no such thing as buttermilk that I know of, I just substituted it with fresh milk+vinegar. This is the first time I used buttermilk in the recipe so I guess it's because of that? Anyway, I yielded 11 pancakes measured in a 1/4 measuring cup.
Fluffy Homemade Pancakes

Mocha Cupcakes

Yey, at last I was able to bake this cupcakes I've been dying to make for the longest time! I yielded 15 cupcakes and I used a different frosting where I just combined butter, powdered sugar, coffee granules(Nescafe Classic) and milk. Sorry I can't remember the exact measurements coz I just added a little bit of this and that till I achieved the taste and consistency that I want. This is a must try if you're a mocha or coffee lover like me :)
Where I got the recipe from:Mocha Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cookies(AllRecipes)

This is the nth time that I've done choco chip cookies and if I were to decide I won't be making this anytime soon, but the kids were really persistent to the point that everyday they were really pushing me to make choco chip cookies.

So this time, I want to try a different recipe and found this recipe at allrecipes.com. So easy to make and has so many positive reviews so there's no harm in trying... wow! I really love the outcome! So buttery and so soft, the only thing I would've change is the baking time. I wish I baked it a little longer, maybe 2-3 minutes more coz I want a crispier cookie. But the kids loved it a lot! Got the recipe here: AllRecipes Chocolate Chip Cookies


My Daughter's 6th Birthday

I decided to spend my daughter's 6th birthday with her classmates at school and she was very happy that she gets to spend it with her classmates and friends. It's just a simple one unlike last year where she had a party.

I just bought the cake, a caramel cake there's no decoration on top so I just put M & M's and assorted sprinkles so the cake would not look dull. I baked chocolate cupcakes and put it on individual boxes for them to take it home. I bought the edible toppers(Sophia The First) at Divisoria and I also gave her classmates lootbags with toys and candies inside.

Classic Polvoron

I have so many posts to catch up  here coz I haven't updated my blog for sometime now. But it's just a few since I also become busy with work and family. Anyway, I'll start my post with sharing with you the Polvoron that I made twice, last July and just last month. I didn't know that it was so easy to make and I'm hoping next time I'll put pinipig coz it's one of my favorites. Below is the recipe, I already forgot where I got it but I hope you'll give it a try, I'm sure the kids would love this!

1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
2/3 cup full cream powdered milk
1/2 cup refined sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/8 cup margarine
1 tsp. vanilla essence
Wax paper, for wrapping

Cooking Procedure:
Sift all-purpose flour and toast in frying pan over medium heat, stirring continuously with wooden spoon until light brown in color. Toast it for approximately 10 -15 minutes and fire off. Transfer toasted flour into sugar and milk powder mixture and mix well to blend thoroughly. Melt the butter and the margarine in a saucepan over medium heat. Add melted mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well for about 3 minutes. Then add vanilla essence and mix for 2 minutes more.

Transfer polvoron mixture into a plate or pan with a flat surface. Form mixture with your desired polvoron shapes by packing the mixture into the molder. Cool for at least 30 minutes or until firm then wrap polvoron with your desired wax paper.

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