Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Banana Oreo Muffins & Oreo Cream Chiffon Cake

Hi all! I'm back. :) I was away for a few good days and it seems like a few weeks to me! :P Perhaps it's the super long flights I had to take to and fro or maybe it's the 15 hours time difference between the countries made me a little out of my system now. Nevertheless, I am glad this short trip back to California got all the urgent matters settled. :) I have much to tell you folks about my trip but I guess it'll be in another post since I have yet got my photos & stuff organized. So don't go too far my friends!

Today I wanted to blog about a couple of bakes I did awhile back. Nothing fancy but its something I would recommend to you all out there. :) First up is Banana Oreo Muffins which I first saw at Jess's blog (A.K.A. Bakericious). She got this recipe from
Cuisine Pardise. Since my kids are Oreo junkies, I guess this recipe will definitely be a hit.
So here it is my version:I did a slight modification to the recipe, so here is my version:

Recipe for Banana Oreo Muffins:
220g butter, room temperature
180 caster sugar
4 large eggs
1.5 tsp vanilla essence / extract
3 medium bananas, mashed with fork
110g plain flour

110g cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda

50ml buttermilk (~50ml fresh milk + 1/4 tsp fresh lemon juice)
100g Oreo Cookies blended till fine crumbs
12 - 16 pieces of Oreo mini cookies for garnishing
(optional)

Method:
  • Preheat the oven to 175C. Prepare a baking tray with about 16 muffin cups.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and caster sugar together till light and fluffy. Crack an egg in the mixture one at a time, making sure it is well blended before adding the next.
  • Add in mashed bananas, vanilla extract and mix well again.
  • Now add in the plain flour and mix well. Follow by adding the buttermilk and mix again. Then add in the cake flour, baking powder, baking soda and mix till just combined.
  • Lastly, stir in the blended Oreo crumbs and mix till uniform.
  • Pour the cake batter into the muffin paper liners all the way to 3/4 full. Top it off with a small Oreo cookie and repeat till all the batter has been used up.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 22 minutes still the tester comes out clean. Remove muffins from oven and let cool on rack before serving.
I have omitted the condensed milk in the original recipe and replace it with buttermilk. The outcome was still really good. :) *phew* This is truly a nice and versatile recipe, do try it out! ;P The muffins were soft and very flavorful, banana and Oreo scent that is. :) My kids loved it and so did I. :) The only down side to this is the cookie on top tends to soften on the next day. :P But I guess it can't be helped. :P
The remaining batter was made into a mini loaf cake which was great too. :) I will make this again next time when I have the same ingredients sitting in my kitchen. :) Thanks to Ellena and Jess. :)

The other Oreo bake is actually a birthday cake I made for my niece. She is also a BIG fan of Oreo cookies, so choosing this flavor was obvious. :)

The Oreo chiffon cake used here is the same recipe I used in my Oreo Yule Log Cake. Main difference is I made it in a tube pan and ice it up with Valrohna chocolate cream, topped it off with a generous layer of Oreo crumbs and stick mini Oreos all around it.
Sorry folks, no sliced up photo for this one. I made and gave the whole cake to my niece, so I didn't even see how it is inside....not to mention how it taste, lol! But since my niece had raved about this Oreo chiffon the previous time, I was sure she'll love it. :)

Talking about chiffon cakes....I have this big order of 10 (20cm) chiffon cakes of 3 different flavors this week. Scary right? 10 chiffon in one day! Lol! With proper time planning, I'm sure I can do it, but it's the washing up part that I'm dreading. *sigh* :P Anyway, wish me plenty of luck.... multiply by 10. :)) Will let you folks know the outcome in my next post.

Got to go now, you all have a good day!

22 comments:

The Sweetylicious said...

i LOVE the banana oreo muffin. is super yummy! (: (: the cake look so nice! im sure she'll love it!
ALL THE BEST! you can definitely put it off nicely. i have faith in you! (:

Janine said...

All the oreo bakes look awesome! And I esp like that you used mini oreos for your muffins :)

And wow 10 chiffon cakes! The person ordering must love it alot! You definitely can do it! And maybe get someone else to do the cleaning up for you ;p

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

The fine crumbed muffin looks really good! So you were on a whirlwind trip to US:) looking forward to read about your trip!

Sanjeeta kk said...

Wow..Oreo galore! Love those fluffy muffins. They look so Yum.

Anncoo said...

Bee, Those are lovely muffin and chiffon cake. I want to try it too!
10 chiffon in one day! I'm sure you can make it :)

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Bee, great to hear that you and your gals like the muffins! And wowwww.... 10 chiffon cakes in a day, you really hero leh!

Happy Homebaker said...

Your oreo muffins look very good! How clever of you to use buttermilk in place of condensed milk. Hope you got chance to revisit all you favourite eating places :)

Hearty Bakes said...

i have yet to try out oreo & banana. Sounds a great combination, full of flavour! Will do this next :)

j3ss kitch3n said...

i love the combi of banana and oreo Bee! the texture is so beautiful!

edith said...

I am sure the muffins are delicious. 10 chiffons! Wow Kia you!

ReeseKitchen said...

Hi Bee Bee, nice to have you back..:) Reading your blog has been my daily routine..haha! All the bakes were so nicely done, and of course they tasted "GOOD"!!
OMG!! 10 chiffons! Good bussiness..heehee! Good Luck my friend and hope to see you soon..:D

neyeeloh said...

So many oreo bakes... yum yum...

lena said...

oreo muffin sounds delicious and that's a nice chiffon too and you managed to glue to oreo cookies so well, ha! 10 chiffons in one day?! How many chiffon tins do you have? Gambatei!!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Jasmine, now I know why you have baked this Oreo banana muffins so many times, heehee! Thanks, will keep you ladies posted of the 10 chiffons, lol!

Janine, welcome! Thanks for your support and compliments. :) Actually the person ordering is my SIL, her daughter has this school fair that is selling bakes to raise funds. I did it for her last year, so she asked me again this year. :) thanks! Will bake bake bake!

Hahaha, Shirely, not exactly a whirlwind trip, more like a speedy trip! But yes, I am also very eager to share my experience there to you all, but this big chiffon order is kind of tiding me down for now. :P

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks for your kind compliments Sanjeeta KK!

Thanks Ann, I will surely do my best!

Jess, no hero lah...hope I don't end up with zero! Pray my egg whites are whipped nicely and the chiffons rises properly etc, you know lah! Wonder can enter Guinesss world record or not, lol!

Thanks HHB! I guess you are really attention to detail! Yes, I like buttermilk in my muffins, makes it more moist. Oh actually this trip was kind of a short one, so only managed to go a couple of favourite places, but still get to try a new place! Stay tuned to my post. :)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Jessie! Oh you should! Some how Oreo & banana flavor just marry nicely together! Seems all ment to be, lol!

Thanks J3ss. :) how are you lately? Haven't seen much update from your blog lately, hope all is well my friend! Take care yah!

Heehee, thanks Edith! You know I wonder which is more tedious, moulding fondant for cakes for baking large amount of chiffons?

Honey Bee Sweets said...

@Reese: oh is it! Too bad I'm so slow in blogging, else you could have more to read...I think nowadays I only post once a week... Quite slow. Yeah... 10 chiffons, crazy horr! Ai ya, it's helping my SIL for her daughter's school fund raising, so just do it for fun also lah. $$ wise, not really much. 

Thanks neyeeloh!

Lena, I have 2 of the 20cm tube pans. But after talking to my SIL whom is ordering from me, sai the 8" x 3" round, bottom removal pan can use too (I got 2 of these) . *phew* so I guess it's much better then just having a single tubeppan right? Thanks! Will do my best! Stay tune!

hanushi said...

Welcome back and there is a Oreo baking feast in one post!! :)

Cuisine Paradise said...

Hi HoneyBee I love your mini loaf tin Banana Orea cake and buttermilk replacement. Shld try out the mini loaf version soon :p Thanks for the mention as well.

Shaz (Feedingmykidsbetter) said...

All the best with the chiffon bake-off!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

They look very good, feel like want to do it immediately! Good luck on your perfect 10 chiffons!

Carolina said...

Que maravilla de tarta!!