|Butterscotch Banana Cake|
Food Diary (March 18, 2012)
Breakfast: Sourdough toast
Lunch: Lentils and spinach with polenta
Dinner: Fried rice
Baking/sweets: Butterscotch Banana Cake
The butterscotch banana cake has a strong banana caramel flavor as well as a darker color. This is achieved by caramelising the sugar and cooking bananas in the caramel. The cake is surprisingly light, airy and moist, just like a sponge cake. My recollection of banana cake is that it is generally dense, but not this one. The recipe is available here.
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Source: Inside a British Mum’s Kitchen
Today’s Favourite Blog
Inspiration for this GMO strawberry comes from the Arctic flounder fish. The flounder produces antifreeze to protect itself in frigid water. The scientists took the gene that produces the antifreeze and introduced it into a strawberry plant. The blue color was not intentional, that’s how it turned out, perhaps symbolising the color of the ocean!.
The blue strawberry plant can withstand freezing temperatures. And the strawberries could be stored longer, increasing their shelf life.