Thursday, July 12, 2012

True love

Dear Flipkart.com,
I love the way you swiveled into my life on your wheels
And left me in love - head over heels.

I love the way you make things so easy to comprehend,
Unlike mean boys, you simply show up, listen and send.

I love the way you organize things for easy maneuvering,
You register my wishes while I hum and sing.

I love the choices you give me,
And even though they come at a price, it makes me feel free.

I just simply love you,
Like you, there are but a few!

Yours faithfully,
Megha


P.S - Thank you for the mixer


For some it's a new car or maybe a new dress, a new phone or a new plane!
I always go by a particular saying - 

'keep it simple, stupid' and so for me...a new mixer! 
That's what makes my fingers twiddle with glee, my eyes big with joy and my heart sway like trees by the beach.

"The Black and Decker M 650; 6 power; 250 watt mixer"
This baby can do it all!
Fast, elegant and white (and no, I'm not racist)

There are but a few vital gadget requirements for happy baking. A sturdy oven, a loyal whisk and a good mixer. 
Like this one!



So, in honor of the new addition to my bake family, the namesake of the Hummingbird bakery was mixed, baked and devoured!
The Hummingbird Cake.
Cinnamon and banana and pineapple and nuts. It's sweet and soft and yum!


Ingredients:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • large eggs, beaten 
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 cups chopped bananas
  1. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; add eggs and oil, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not beat.) Stir in vanilla, pineapple, 1 cup pecans, and bananas.
  2. Pour the batter into three greased and floured 9-inch round cakepans. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.
To decorate use cream cheese frosting 
(See: It all started with red velvet)

Keep it simple, stupid!

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