November 20, 2012

Manouchka's Banana Bread and Spring Rolls

Coming from Switzerland I didn't grow up with Thanksgiving, so I just made foods I like and easy to share. Here are my 2 recipes: Banana Bread & Lemon Icing, and Springrolls~

Manouchka's Banana Bread Recipe

1/2 cup canola oil
3/4 cup white or brown sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 
1 tspn baking soda
1 tspn salt
3 ripe mashed bananas 
1-2 tspn vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 325'F (165'C). Grease a loaf, cake pan, or muffin tray...
In a large bowl, cream all the wet ingredients together.
Sift in all the dry ingredients.
Blend in the mashed bananas.
Pour batter into pan and bake 40 to 60 min depending on the type of pan, or until it tests "done" with a toothpick. 
Let it cool before you take it out of the mold and decorate with icing.

Lemon Icing:
1 cup powdered sugar (make your own by putting white sugar in a coffee grinder!)
3-4 tbspn canola oil
2 tbspn soy milk
1 tspn vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
juice of one lemon with pulp

Zap it all in your food processor, until you get desired consistency. Place in a food safe plastic bag to make a piping bag by snipping of a corner. Use that to trace your design on the cake. 

The icing, will solidify after about an hour or in the fridge. Can be kept in the fridge up to 2 weeks and can be heated in the microwave to make soft again.

Place a cherry on top & spread the love!

Manouchka's Spring Rolls

I made my own sauce and didn't measure, so taste and adjust.

Sauce: mix sesame oil, soy sauce, chilly sauce, a dab of chili flakes, sesame seeds. Add about a tbsp of corn starch to make it thicker. If you make it too salty or sesame oil is too strong, add a bit of canola oil.

Prep veggies of choice: I used carrots, cucumber, lettuce, and sesame leaves.
Follow instructions of the rice wrapping: dip each rice sheet in hot water. Don't make it too hot, or the sheets will become too soft and hard to handle.
First put a dab of sauce then veggies on top. Fold into a little roll~

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