Posted in Tips/Hints, Travel

Going out of town


I’ll be out-of-town tonight so I won’t have a recipe to share but…Did you know?  When a recipe calls for beating egg whites to a stiff peak, never try to using egg whites from a container, they won’t beat into stiff peaks.  Instead, use real egg whites at room temperature or powdered egg whites.  Powdered egg whites work every time and I don’t feel bad wasting the yolks so I prefer that method but either one works.

Happy Cooking!!

Posted in Bake, Dessert, Tips/Hints

Don’t let that go bad…


I had 2 bananas today that were not going to make it unless I did something with them.  I always feel guilty if I let food go bad so this morning I was determined to do something with these ripe bananas and came up with this:

Banana Cake with Maple Glaze

Serves 16

Preheat oven 350o

Cake Ingredients:

2 cups flour

1 ½ cups sugar

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

¾ teaspoon baking soda

2 bananas – mashed

½ cup fat free plain Greek yogurt

½ cup low calorie mayonnaise

½ cup egg substitute

¼ cup skim milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

½ teaspoon cinnamon

Cake Directions:

  1. Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda ingredients.  With electric beater on high speed, beat in bananas, yogurt, mayonnaise, egg substitute, milk, vanilla and cinnamon until well combined.
  2. Pour batter into a 9-inch spring form pan.
  3. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.  Allow to cool to room temperature.

Glaze Ingredients:

¼ cup maple syrup

¼ cup brown sugar

2 cups confectioner’s sugar – sifted

1 -2 teaspoons skim milk

1 tablespoon reduced calorie butter spread

Glaze Directions:

  1. Place confectioner’s sugar in a mixing bowl.
  2. Combine maple syrup and brown sugar in a small saucepan and heat until bubbling.
  3. Remove maple syrup mixture from heat and pour into confectioner’s sugar while beating at low speed.  Add enough milk until mixture becomes a thick glaze.  Add butter spread and mix well.
  4. Pour glaze on top of cooled cake and spread on sides so that the top and sides are covered.

 Happy Baking!!