December 20, 2007

Banana Yogurt Muffins

Ok...this is going to be a quick, short and sweet post.
I am always delighted when I have over-ripe bananas at home, which means it's the chance for me not to waste and to make something meaningful out of it. lol. I had not been making banana cake for quite some time, so decided to try this banana yogurt cake from Florence - Do what I like. I was pretty confident of this recipe; so far I have never had any problem with any recipes from her. :)

After measuring the butter and sugar, followed by the mashed bananas, I realised I did not have the 320 g mashed banana stated in the recipe. I only had 193 g. So, I did some calculations and scaled down all the other ingredients according to the ratio, all except the butter and sugar which I had already measured. I was thinking probably it would not make alot of difference since more butter would give a more buttery taste. I was wrong! The resulting muffins was way too moist, that it sank and became crumbled after taking out of the oven.

Fortunately, it still tasted good, soft, fluffy, just too moist. I'll still be posting the original recipe as I believed if I had followed the recipe correctly, it'll definitely rules!


100 g butter
90 g sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten + 1 tsp vanilla essence
320 g mashed banana + 1 tbsp lemon juice (I omitted this and still ok)
125 ml plain yogurt
130 g plain flour
60 g cake flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon


Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy
Beaten in the egg mixture one third at a time until well blended
Beat in the mashed bananas and yogurt until well blended
Fold in sifted flours, baking soda and cinnamon
Spoon batter into lined muffin trays.
Baked at 175°C for 20-25 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Yield 6 regular muffins and 12 mini muffins

Recipe Source: Florence - Do what I Like

Moral of the story? Know the science of baking first, then the artistic element can come in. Proportion of ingredients is still the most important, do not ever try to play with the proportion or tweak too much, else the baked good would just flop. ;)


esther said...

Hi Aimei

ur muffins look nice to me. the colour is pretty & the texture inside is also good. not like mine, too "kuehy", like uncooked.

wow ur min jiang kueh look soooo delicious! the red bean is oozing out, yummy! the peanut one also makes me drool ... but, like wat u say, the process seems a bit long. i think a novice baker like me, will not touch this recipe until much later. nonetheless, i will try it one day. ;p


sweet-tooth said...

I love banana-y stuff and these look really appealing to me ;)

Rene said...

Hi Aimei, thanks for dropping in at my blog. Your blog is really wonderful with so many tempting pictures. It is always nice to know another avid baker out there.

Florence said...

Hi Aimei,
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

zhengning said...

Merry Christmas to you~!

Aimei said...

Thanks Esther, Sweet-tooth, Florence, Rene and Zhengning,

Merry Christmas to you all!!! :)