The other day, my missus had to go out for something and she came back with this BIG bunch of bananas…
They were still green at the time but they ripened so very quickly, way too fast for anyone to eat them all before they go bad.
I did blog about bananas the other day and I mentioned that I would prefer those that we call kayleng chio, not these chay gay. If I am not wrong, they call these cavendish overseas. During my growing up years, my dad would never buy these – he said that they were cold, bad for people with asthma and both my brother and I had that problem at the time.
Anyway, back to the ones my missus bought, every time I entered the kitchen, I would catch the over-ripe smell and I told her that she would have to eat them up quickly or she would end up throwing them all away.
A long long time ago, my missus used to bake the best cakes, using some special imported flour, SOFTASILK brand and Golden Churn butter, no less. I remember especially her apple sauce cake that was so very nice, her pride and joy that won the praises of all who had the opportunity to taste it. Unfortunately, one fine evening, while she was baking cookies for Chinese New Year, the oven decided to call it a day. I had to rush to the shop to buy a new one right away, a stand-up gas cooker and oven – a Zanussi Gas Burner Freestanding Cooker.
It turned out that the new one was not exactly the same – the heating in the oven was all at the bottom, no top part that could be turned on and off and the cakes my missus made using this one were far from satisfactory – the cookies turned out beautiful though! From that day onwards, she never ever baked cakes ever again.
Fast forward to the present, that day, left with no choice, she decided to bake a banana cake with those over-ripe bananas and they turned out great…
She used the Morgan mini-oven that I got in exchange for my credit card points sometime ago. We use it very frequently for this and that but no, she never tried baking cakes with it. I did try a slice and yes, it was very nice.
She also baked these banana bread buns…
…using the same oven and those turned out really good too.
In view of these successes, I suppose she may go back to baking cakes again when the festivals come around but of course, with the pandemic raging on and on like it will never ever ever end, it seems pretty obvious that there would not be anything to celebrate for a long long time to come.