Monday, June 18, 2012

Maruyaaa.... Anyone?


Yes, cooking time once again and I made Maruya or Banana Fritters yesterday.  I had 3 pieces of Saba (Banana Plaintain) in excess of the dish my mother cooked last Saturday.  And so I thought of making Maruya for the hubby.

Maruya is my all time favorite merienda (afternoon snack) when I was a kid and until this day.  I love the crunch of the batter and the sweetness of the banana, just right for my sweet tooth hehe!

I got this recipe at Favorite Filipino Recipe here.

Ingredients :

1/2 cup flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 egg
1 cup milk
3 ripe saba (banana plantain), peeled and sliced lengthwise
2 cups vegetable oil
flour, for dredging · sugar

Cooking Procedures :

In a bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add milk and egg, beat until smooth.
Heat oil in a frying pan (or a large saucepan) over medium heat.
In batches, roll banana slices in flour and then dip in batter. Fry in hot oil until golden brown.
Drain on paper towels. Roll in sugar. Place in a serving dish and serve.

a little bit burnt.... but this is heaven.

And yes it's Father's Day yesterday!  I mean this is a day for all Father's to enjoy every single minute, right?  To my Tatay, we love you so much.  I thank you for your never ending support to us.  You may not be perfect but we love you still!


Happy Monday!


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Simple Wednesday

I try not to put too much make up as much as possible whenever going to work.  I break out easily when I put too much coverage along my T zone.  I have also missed blogging about anything makeup too,  I have been challenging depriving myself not to go to malls and buy because I still have a lot in my stash.

Here's my Wednesday look!

I love strong eyebrows a lot.  It frames my face and make me look younger.  I just put on MAC concealer (only on my visible blemish), a thin layer of Maybelline liquid foundation, brown eyebrow powder, Revlon Brown eyeliner, NYC liquid eyeliner, MAC blush, NYX soft matte creaam in Milan and dust on of Loreal mineral powder.  And of course the BIG SMILE!

Hope everyone a wonderful day ahead.


Friday, June 8, 2012

Instant Buttermilk Biscuit

I really am disappointed with this mix or I just did something wrong.  The only instruction with this mix is to put a 1/2 cup of water and mix it.  Grease the cookie sheet and put spoonfuls and bake until golden brown.

It tasted really really bland, I was hoping I would taste the same biscuits from Texas (a fast food restaurant that served chicken dish and my fave biscuits but was closed and I don't know why) but I was so dismayed :(

And this morning?  I re-heated it following again the instructions from the pack that said put it in a microwavable dish and heat for a minute.  I really don't know if I will burst into laughter or just hit it to the wall.  The biscuits turned rock hard, bwahahahah, REALLY!  I threw it in the waste bin with my money with it!  Grrrrr!

A little burnt on the sides.  But this is golden brown right? LOLZ

Disappointed maybe, but happy with my banana cupcakes weeee (read on with my previous post)!  I won't buy this mix EVAAAAHHHH!



Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Happy Friday!!!!  I love Fridays and especially weekdays, what's there no to love?  I get to cuddle with the hubby, spend time with my family and share with them my baked goodies.

Last night I baked Banana cupcakes and made the half special by adding chocolate chips to it.  My husband loved it!  He said that it was moist and not too sweet to his taste and had two pieces in just two big bites hahahaha!

I also made instant Buttermilk Biscuits from Betty Crocker.  I have some issues with the outcome of the mix and will share it with you in another post.

So here's the recipe I got from Martha Stewart,  Banana Cupcakes less the frosting.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes plus cooling
Yield Makes 12 (but I made 21 cupcakes from this recipe)  :)


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 4 ripe bananas)
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a standard 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Make a well in center of flour mixture. In well, mix together butter, mashed bananas, eggs, and vanilla. Stir to incorporate flour mixture (do not overmix). Dividing evenly, spoon batter into muffin cups.

Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a cupcake comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pan; cool completely on a wire rack.

finished product with and without the chocolate chips, they looked so lovely 
This banana cupcakes are moist even after you refrigerated it.  You must try it too!

Have a great day ahead!


Friday, June 1, 2012

My Version of Mini Ube Mamon

I wanted to try something different from my usual bakes of cupcakes so I tried Yummy's recipe for Mini Ube Mamon yesterday.

I followed the instruction to a T except for the baking time and made 12 regular size mamon and 12 muffin size out of the recipe. However, the muffin sized mamons were I think overcooked (yaiks!) because it turned out some kind of rice cakes, fluffy on top and slightly hard at the bottom .
I enjoyed using my electric mixer a lot and I feel that I am beginning to acquire muscles from doing so (asa!) hahahaha! I might do this recipe again but I'll be more vigilant of the time.


Makes about 26 pieces

2 cups cake flour
1 cup sugar, divided
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup corn oil
1 teaspoon ube flavocol
6 egg yolks

10 egg whites
1 teaspoon cream of tartar

For the topping
melted butter
grated cheese (optional)

1 Sift together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and baking powder.

2 In a large bowl, combine water, milk, oil, flavocol, and egg yolks.

3 Mix together the liquid and dry ingredients. Do not overmix.

4 Using an electric mixer, beat egg whites, remaining sugar, and cream of tartar until medium peaks form; fold into the prepared mixture.

5 Pour into lined mamon or cupcake molds until three-fourths full. (You may also use a muffin pan.)

6 Bake at 350ºF for 20 to 30 minutes.

7 Brush with melted butter, sprinkle with sugar, and grated cheese (if desired).

they look like they're anemic LOLzzz

cooling stage

buttered and sugared with some grated cheese on top! YUM!

Hubby and I had two servings each of this fluffy and creamy mamon! I also brought some for my office mates today and they said that it's A ok!

**I used Ferna flavocol for this recipe and I am disappointed with the turnout of color :(

For me it was very pale and not so good looking.

BTW, we celebrated our 8th year wedding anniversary yesterday and I am praying still for our journey together!

Till next time,