Regular readers will probably recall my joy at replacing the Oven of Certain Mediocrity a few months back. The Oven of Certain Mediocrity bugged me. It didn't have a timer. In fact, it didn't even have a temperature knob – you needed asbestos fingers to turn the remaining screw and even then you were guessing what temperature you’d chosen (the degree marks having worn off years ago).
Since the arrival of its shiny new replacement I've marvelled at the evenness of browning and crowed about it’s cool touch exterior and child-lock safety feature.
In short, my oven makes me happy. Really really happy.
banana choc chip cake
- 3 bananas
- 2 tbs butter (25g)
- ½ cup sugar (160g)
- 1 ½ cups SR flour (260g)
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp bicarb
- 2 tbsp milk
- ¾ cup choc chips
Preheat oven to 180C
Cream the sugar and the butter. Add mashed banana and egg and using an electric mixer beat until an even mixture. Fold in the flour and mix for two minutes on a medium speed. Mix the bicarb into the milk in a separate cup and beat until mixed through. Finally stir in the choc chips.
Pour mixture into a loaf tin and bake for 35-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Preheat oven 180C
Add the sugar and butter to the TC bowl, process speed 4, 15 seconds. Scrape the sides then process speed 7, 10 seconds. Scrape down.
Add the banana and egg to the TC bowl, process speed 4, 10 seconds. Scrape down.
Add the flour, process speed 4, 20 seconds.
Mix the bicarb soda into the milk in a separate cup, then add to the TC bowl. Process speed 4, 20 seconds. Scrape down.
Add the choc chips and process speed 4, 8 seconds.
Pour mixture into a loaf tin and bake for 35 – 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Turns out there’s yet another thing I love about my shiny new oven – the timer. After we put this bad boy in the oven, the girls and I spent some time in the paddock.
I feel I should add that I also LOVE my washing machine.
do you have a favourite household appliance?
a dream household purchase?
do you like getting dirty?