If there are two news presented to you. You choose which to listen first?
The good news or the bad news.
For me, I always choose the latter as I like to end it with something nice and sweet.
Bad news is that my aunts departed for HK today. 5 days just seems to fly past simply too fast. I missed them the moment they got into the car and headed for the airport.
I missed the laughter, the conversation, the life experience they shared and the nightly update on what they did for the day. A house filled with activities and life, always bring a smile.
The quietness in the house was pretty lonesome and I was developing a strange aching feeling. I guess I am not a loner after all. I like people around me but lucky thing is that I also appreciate quiet moments like the peace that I get when all my kids are in school. I am so tough to please don’t I?
For going away present, I baked Banana Chocolate Chips Cakes for my aunts. The same recipe that I taken but from Banana cake that I done for the bloggers' party last year but incorporate Chocolate Chip.
This time round, I ran out of disposable cake pan and had to use a shallower ones, resulted in a "short" cake. Anyway, hope my aunts like this as it is a hot favourite in my home.
Then, the good news came. My son rang to say he passed his Geography with an A and one of his weakest subject, Literature which he failed for his final exam last year. This time round, he was able to get a B.
You won’t believe how happy I was. I was not the one that is overjoyed. During dinner time, my dear boy was going on and on. He was obviously very happy he has improved and achieved something good.
I took the opportunity not only to praise him but also to stress that if he puts in effort, he will definitely be proud of himself and that feeling rocks.
For first time, he didn’t argue with me on this and agree on this. Yea!
Now let’s wait to see whether he done as well as these two for the rest of his subjects.
I am submitting this to Aspiring Bakers #5 Fruity March (March 2011) hosted by Jess of Bakericious
What you need:
2 bananas, mashed or puree
150g unsalted butter
230g castor sugar
50g ground hazelnuts
2 eggs, lightly beaten
175g plain flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
133g sour cream
50 chocolate chips
Greased and lined a 18X7X8 cm deep loaf tin.
Preheat oven to 170 degree c.
Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
Add in ground hazelnuts and followed by eggs.
Sift in the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder and mix well together.
Mix in the sour cream and finally add in the bananas.
Pour into pan and bake for 20 mins.