Do you see that “one” pan in there? The one with the New Cake Pan wrapper?
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Well, you know I missed the Brrr-brownies. I was fluffing off (code for shopping) with my daughter. That folks, is why there were no brownies. I’m really sorry Karen. Even though the York Peppermint Patties have been starring at me from the kitchen counter for over a week. Ugh. Anyway, Libby and I went to STL to get a few things for her trip. She looked at clothes, shoes, purses and makeup . We bought the necessary items for her trip. Did I shop for shoes, purses, makeup, perfume, clothes? Uh No….I shopped for kitchen toys. What is wrong with me? Anybody? Ferris?
I do have a question. How do you tame those wild animals in your cabinets masquerading as cakes pans, tart pans, bundt pans? Oh yea, the springform collection too. You know every species in the baking kingdom. They come in all sizes and various shapes. ”Noah, what were you thinking?”
Well, I do the best I can and then sometimes I just give up and let them be. I think they get in there together and conspire against me anyway. Back to this new pan. I don’t know what came over me while in WS (kitchen toys r us store) but I typically talk myself out of impulse buys and tell myself ” Oh Amy, you can certainly live without that.” You know you have told yourself a variation of this statement before. Anyway, it came home in my shopping bag. Can you believe that? So, this is my first excuse to use it. I hope it releases well. We will see. I just thought I would share this first experience with you. Be it success or failure. There is a chance for both. You see it makes 6 little cakes. Okay, now I gotta get busy. See ya in a while.
The cakes are baking in the oven. I had more batter than pan so I pulled out another little pan, a molten cake pan, with push out bottoms. I thought it would be my fail safe pan. Again, waiting.
Dorie’s recipe for the Lots of Ways Banana Cake allows for wet and dry variations. I used brown and granulated sugars, spice rum and sour cream ( just because I had some I needed to use) and toasted coconut. I didn’t want to use too much texture because of the pan. I would love to make this next time with some dried fruits and coconut milk suggested in the recipe.
An observation: I’ve never used a mini-bundt before. Must learn to use proper amount of batter in order to avoid cakes rising over the top. :”) Hmmm
Well, you be the judge…. Perhaps I need a little practice with these “cute” little cake pans.
This is a really moist delicious recipe, that would be code for yep, I ate one of the cakes from the molten cake pan and it was warm. Really so good! Better than a muffin, not sure why.
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Here is my attempt (remember its the first time I’ve used the pan) at using a mini bundt. I have a lot to look forward to in the future. I chose the pan and Kimberly of Only Creative Opportunities chose this recipe for our baking group this week. I always have bananas. They are just something I always keep and so its wonderful that Dorie gave us such a “this way” or “that way” kind of recipe for those occasional unattractive bananas. Thanks to Kimberly for her wise choice. You should really go to her blog and get the recipe for your files. After you get the recipe you really should see what all the other fabulous baker people have done with their bananas. Not kidding! Its the Tuesdays with Dorie baking group. Speaking of files if you use google you can copy and paste all your net recipes to the documents and put them in files of your making. Make your very own cookbook, folks. Thanks for your visit. I love making friends.