Banana Cupcakes

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The muffin is made from the same batter as our Banana Chocolate Cake , which you can also bake in a loaf tin if you have ripe bananas. It is filled with a banana custard and topped with a delicious banana mascarpone cream. Here we are… Banana Cupcakes!!!
Mmmmhhh my mouth is watering just thinking about it.

These banana cupcakes have been on my mind for a while now. I finally had the opportunity to try them out. My daughter had a farewell party with colleagues who had accompanied her for a year, so she brought these along.

By the way, all the colleagues were very delighted about the delicious treat. The tray came back empty, even though there weren’t that many people. 🙂
I am quite – or very – proud of my creation, I must say 😉
Make sure you try it if you also like bananas and chocolate!

More treats:
Rhubarb Crumble Muffins
Classic Chocolate Cookies
Cherry Hand Pies
Brioche Croissant with Poppyseed Apple Filling
Mohnzelten – An Austrian Speciality With Poppy Seed

Banana Cupcakes
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Banana Chocolate Muffins
  • 200 g flour
  • 50 g cocoa powder
  • tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 50 g sugar (caster)
  • 100 g brown sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • a pinch of cinnamon powder
  • 120 g butter
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 80 g buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
Banana Custard
  • 400 ml banana nectar (banana juice)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 sachet vanilla custard powder (about 37 g)
Banana Mascarpone Cream
  • 250 g mascarpone
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 60 g powdered sugar
  • 400 g whip (single) cream
  • 6 tsp san-apart or cream stiffener
  • 4 tbsp of cooked Banana Custard
Decoration
  • 12 banana chips (crisps)
  • some chocolate
Anleitungen
Banana Custard
  1. Mix the vanilla custard powder with the sugar and some of the banana nectar until smooth.

  2. Heat the remaining banana nectar in a saucepan.

  3. Whisk in the dissolved custard powder.

  4. Stir until it comes to boil and thickens.

  5. Transfer to another recipient, cover the pudding with cling film (directly on the surface) and leave to cool.

Muffins
  1. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda into a bowl.

  2. Mix both sugars, salt and cinnamon to the flour.

  3. Melt the butter.

  4. Mash the bananas. (e.g. with a fork)

  5. Stir the buttermilk, vanilla extract and eggs into the melted butter.

  6. Add the butter mixture and mashed bananas to the flour and mix.

  7. Pour the batter into prepared muffin tins. 12 muffins.

  8. Bake in the preheated oven at 200°C for about 25 minutes. Test with a stick.

  9. Leave to cool on a rack.

Cream
  1. Mix the mascarpone, vanilla extract, icing sugar and 4 tbsp of the cold custard briefly until smooth.

  2. Pour in the whipping cream while stirring.

  3. Add the cream stiffener or San-apart and whip until stiff.

  4. Put to chill briefly in the refrigerator.

Completion
  1. Hollow out the muffins carefully, for later use. The best way is to use an apple corer or a small spoon.

  2. Put the banana custard into a freezer bag (cut off the tip) and pipe into the muffins.

  3. Put the small "lid" back on.

  4. Fill the Banana Mascarpone Cream into a piping bag with a star-shaped nozzle.

  5. Pipe the cream onto the muffins.

  6. Decorate with banana chips and grated chocolate. (It is best to grate the chocolate directly onto the cupcakes with a peeler).

  7. Chill until ready to serve.

Enjoy baking!
Maggi & Family

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Suggestions and critics are welcome.
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Autumn Fruit Crumble

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I made this crumble because I had various fruits to use up.
The apples are falling from the tree, peaches and plums from my mum in Austria and a few raspberries and blackberries were still waiting to be plucked.
So, the best idea is? An Autumn Fruit Crumble, of course!

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Peach Galette

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Cherry Hand Pies

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

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Moist Chocolate Sheet Cake

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Lambada Delights

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Egg Liqueur Tiramisu Cake

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I wanted to bake a beautiful cake, like a ‘Wow’ cake! Since it will soon be easter, I thought why not an Egg Liqueur Cake, and to make it like even more ‘interesting’, why not pack tiramisu with it. The result was a wonderful Egg Liqueur Tiramisu Cake.

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Semolina Dumpling with Plum Roaster

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Pumpkin Bars with Frosting and Brittle

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Best Apple Pie

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It is now time to go English, the American art.
I have baked this Apple Pie really often now, it is just delicious and so juicy.

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Plum Sorbet

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For me, plums anounces the fall. When you have fresh plums, they have to be used quickly.

So I made a Plum Sorbet.
A sorbet is usually poured over with sparkling wine and eaten before the main course in a menu. The mixture of plums with sparkling wine is said to
stimulate digestion and reduce the feeling of satiety.

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Austrian Stewed Plums

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Coffee Chocolate Ice Cream

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Grießschmarrn – An Austrian Sweet Semolina Treat

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The Grießschmarrn is a typical Austrian sweet dish made of semolina. We have it mostly for lunch, one of my childhood memories. Tastes really delicious.

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Poppy Seed Tart

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I love this poppy seed tarte!!
It consists of a fine yoghurt base with a great layer of poppies on top. As topping we have the tasty meringue spots.
Simply heavenly!

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Apple Cinnamon Treats

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This Apple Cinnamon Treat is fruity, light, not too sweet and really delicious! It goes just as well with a festive coffee table as with a casual coffee klatch with friends. Big and small alike, like this great cake.

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Strawberry Semolina Tart

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We love semolina porridge and we also love strawberries. So I thought – let’s make a tart out of both. And that is the result! A Strawberry Semolina Tart!

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Strawberry Dumplings

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How nice the strawberry season is! We love the little red fruits! The strawberry fields are full and just waiting to be picked and nibbled.

In Austria, we like to have sweet food for lunch, such as apricot dumplings, potato fingers or apfelschlangerl. The list could go on forever. 🙂
Today we have strawberry dumplings.
Main course or dessert, they are wonderful.

They just taste so delicious! Can’t stop eating!

The dough is simple and fast to do. (No need for it to rest.) Then the strawberries are placed in the middle of the dumplings. Placed in boiling hot water, before being rolled in delicious cinnamon crumbs. Ready to eat!! Give it a try!

Strawberry Dumplings
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  • 12 – 14 big strawberries
Curd dough
  • 250 g flour
  • 250 g curd (quark)
  • 30 g softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • a pinch of salt
  • 30 g sugar
Cinamon bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 100 g bread crumbs
Anleitungen
  1. Knead flour, curd, egg, egg yolk, salt and sugar to a dough. Form to a roll.

  2. Cut dough in equal pieces, put in a strawberry, close dough and form to a dumpling.

  3. Place dumplings in boiling salted water and simmer for about 10 minutes.

  4. In the meantime roast breadcrumbs in butter, sugar and cinnamon. Stirring constantly.

  5. Remove dumplings from the water, drain and roll dumplings in bread crumbs.

Rezept-Anmerkungen

You can also freeze the strawberry dumplings.
Place the  raw dumplings (without boilling) on a plate in the freezer. When frozen, put in a freezer bag to store.
For cooking place frozen dumplings directly in boiling salted water.

Enjoy cooking!
Maggi & Family

Carnival Titbits

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Another Austrian speciality the “Schürfi” aka “Polsterzipf” (Polster Zipf = cushion or pillow corner) We called it Carnival Titbits.

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Apfelschlangerl  – typical Austrian again – just like the Apricot Dumplings and Buchteln.

Surprisingly this apple cake is not really known in Germany. In Bavaria they would call it apple strudel, but its not an apple strudel. The apple strudel is more a long drawn-out dough.

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Semolina flummery

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We prefer to eat semolina flummery when the temperature falls, autumn and winter. Best with orange sauce, it somehow taste different. In summer preferably with fresh strawberry or raspberry sauce. Easy to prepare!

Semolina flummery
Gericht: Dessert
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  • 500 ml milk
  • 75 g sugar
  • 60 g semolina
  • pinch salt
  • orange cest
  • lemon cest
  • 1 egg
  • orange liqueur optional
Anleitungen
  1. Separate the egg. Mix the egg yolk with a little milk.

  2. Put the milk with salt, orange and lemon cest to boil, add half of sugar and semolina. Boil, constantly stirring until mixture thickens.

  3. Mix in the egg yolk-milk-mixture.

  4. Beat egg white with remaining sugar until stiff and fold with the orange liqueur and semolina mixture.

  5. Fill in moulds and cool well for at least 2 hours.

  6. Serve semolina flummery with a fruit sauce. Enjoy!

Enjoy!!

Maggi and Family

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Cream horns

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You will get cream horns on every fair, fancy fair in Austria, in all sizes and taste, with icing sugar, dipped in chocolate or chocolate and coconut flakes.

My cousin sister started making cream horns, since then I can’t remember any party without them. Just the right size. Delicious!!

Once you start eating them, you can’t stop…

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Apricot dumplings

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On her last visit my sister brought me a huge amount of apricots from Austria, to my joy! We had to use them soon, since they normally turn bad fast. Of course we started with eating some of them 🙂 . And the Kids had lots of fun throwing the seeds all over our garden.

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